The Ending Of Joker Explained

  • Published: 05 October 2019
  • Joker definitely goes its own way with the depiction of the legendary Clown of Prince of Crime, right up to its explosive and unforgettable climax. Now that everyone's had a chance to see the film, it's time to talk about what it all built to and how it all paid off. Spoilers ahead for the entire film!

    The whole of Joker is about the transformation of Arthur Fleck from downtrodden, beat-up loser to hero in his own mind sometimes literally in his own mind. The last time we see Arthur he's walking out of an interview room in Arkham State Hospital, fresh off the triumph of the night he shot Murray Franklin and became the figurehead of an entire riotous movement.

    We see Arthur leave bloody footprints as he dances down the hall, and then we see an orderly chasing him down the corridors, suggesting a violent escape might be in order for the newly minted Clown Prince of Crime. The film makes it clear several times that Arthur Fleck is a man who has no trouble losing himself in elaborate fantasies, but the question of what's fact or fantasy doesn't actually change the outcome for Arthur Fleck — by the end of Joker, whether he's escaping to a new life of crime or caught in a delusion, it's clear that he's long since passed the point of no return.

    One of the most important structural aspects of Joker is just how small Arthur's inner circle is. He has his mother, of course, and he seemingly has friends at the clown company until they begin to turn on him, but apart from them the only major presence left is Sophie, his neighbor who we actually know less about than some parts of the film would have us believe.

    In Arthur's mind, Sophie is his girlfriend, at least until she isn't. In Sophie's mind, Arthur is just the slightly strange neighbor she and her daughter ride the elevator with sometimes. When he walks into her apartment uninvited and we discover his fantasy life with her, she is clearly scared but also eager to defuse the situation. So, what becomes of Sophie? Keep watching the video to see the ending of Joker explained!

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    Arthur Fleck's future | 0:16
    Sophie's choice | 1:07
    Send in the clowns | 1:56
    Thomas Wayne's secrets | 2:48
    The future of Bruce | 3:34
    Fantasy world | 4:16
    Jokes to come | 5:06
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Comments • 2 044

  • Looper
    Looper   2 weeks back

    Let's hear all your theories on what really went down. We have some suspicions ourselves...

    • White Power
      White Power  3 days back

      @Elijah Luna taxi driver was awful film

    • Elijah Luna
      Elijah Luna  6 days back

      Michael Gilbert taxi driver wasn’t in his head both Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese confirmed it was real

    • EMIK 626
      EMIK 626  7 days back

      @Chris Malinowski it could of been a cover up by Thomas wayne

    • Ex7reme
      Ex7reme  1 weeks back

      I think everyone is looking too far into it and everything is real exept the part with murray

    • Dylan J. Lawrence
      Dylan J. Lawrence  1 weeks back

      What if... this joker is actually the dad of the heath ledger joker. Think about it the timeline would line up and also Author Fleck is definitely crazy enough to disfigure his own son and also warp his mind to hate the rich including the Wayne family. This is my opinion let me know what you think

  • Robert Bugeja
    Robert Bugeja  1 hours back

    I don't know how I feel about the film honestly. I hate the depiction of individuals with a mental illness as ticking time-bombs (I know that is not the purpose of the film, but it really doesn't help with the stigma around personality disorders)

    • Coolkidz Media
      Coolkidz Media  1 hours back

      That Batman scene was epic and him killing murray🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣

      • Coolkidz Media
        Coolkidz Media  1 hours back

        This movie was great it was a 10 out of 10 so many good moments

        • NerfzyiOS
          NerfzyiOS  3 hours back

          I like the part when he does yoga after he killed 3 teens in a train lol

          • Breezyyboigamer
            Breezyyboigamer  5 hours back

            I seen the movie yesterday

            • bahara ahmadyar
              bahara ahmadyar  5 hours back

              I still don’t understand

              • Danny Chen
                Danny Chen  6 hours back


                • Venkata Srikanth
                  Venkata Srikanth  8 hours back

                  SOCIETY TO Arthur: what's so funny 😣?

                  Here comes the JOKER down the stairs: WHY SOO SERIOUSSSS!!!!!!!!🤡🔪🔪

                  • dodgers doon1130
                    dodgers doon1130  16 hours back

                    Wow, you didn't explain shit

                    • Joseph Tyler
                      Joseph Tyler  17 hours back

                      Bruce Wayne standing over his parents body says it all!!! The Batman is coming and the battle line has been set! Ya just can’t keep them two apart😎

                      • Isis Escandon
                        Isis Escandon  19 hours back

                        Incredible movie 👏👏👏

                        • Yo Bro
                          Yo Bro  22 hours back

                          When they talked about him getting beat by his mothers bf and how she never knew because of his condition which made him laugh when he was feeling sad or mad “he was such a happy little boy” really hit hard for me

                          • Coralvortexx
                            Coralvortexx  1 days back

                            Both Arthur and his mom were sick. That could mean that it is hereditary. So isn't it a possibility that she might be his real mother?

                            • Noname Mcshane
                              Noname Mcshane  1 days back

                              Think everyone needs to realise the whole movie wasn’t a delusion it was just his version of what he was experiencing he was with the woman but it’s just how his mind took being in those situations it’s what his mind was trapped in what was happening was the delusions he was living then though creating them with his negativity manifested it all

                              • Meghnath S
                                Meghnath S  1 days back

                                This joker did a justice for heath ledger joker. I love em both.

                                • Ciao Tszu
                                  Ciao Tszu  1 days back

                                  Ledger: the maniacal joker
                                  Phoenix: the psychotic joker
                                  Leto: the joke

                                  • George T
                                    George T  1 days back

                                    What a shit synopsis

                                    • Justin In
                                      Justin In  2 days back

                                      Was that really the video? Waste my time again please

                                      • DacooltrytheDCandMarvelNerd

                                        It would of been cool having the scene where he does not have his makeup on but he has his red suit on in the grave yard in the trailers but it never happened

                                        • Raju Paswan
                                          Raju Paswan  2 days back

                                          in childhood our heroes were superman and spider man and now we trying to understand villain too like joker and thanos ..

                                          • Konrad Curze
                                            Konrad Curze  2 days back

                                            Hi, in the scene with the bloody smile, does anyone sees him crying ?

                                            • The Last Spartan
                                              The Last Spartan  2 days back

                                              everything is a dream sequence .. just check the CLOCKS in every scene you will notice .

                                              • MrRM
                                                MrRM  2 days back

                                                Well not really explained then is it?

                                                • Ahiga Tso
                                                  Ahiga Tso  2 days back

                                                  I dont know about all this!I think they are all paid actors!

                                                  • Stevo Canuck
                                                    Stevo Canuck  2 days back

                                                    This movie was simply amazing. It was very sad in the beginning because you could tell that this was a guy that was down on his luck, trying to make it into this world through what he loved. Movie touched on mental illness, loneliness, abusiveness.. such an incredible film and realizing that it was all a fantasy with Sophie was just unexpected. There was not one boring scene.

                                                    • Unknown Entity
                                                      Unknown Entity  2 days back

                                                      Funny how we can all appreciate The Art of this movie, "WiThOuT bEiNg iNsIpIrEd To CoMmIt" the atrocious acts we see in the Movie. Who would've thought we were that competent.

                                                      Certainly not the media.

                                                      • harrysekhar
                                                        harrysekhar  2 days back

                                                        Where did you get these hd scenes. They havent even released it yet!

                                                        • Jeff Bourke
                                                          Jeff Bourke  2 days back

                                                          Movie was not woke enough for today....... 😂😂😂😂

                                                          • L D
                                                            L D  3 days back

                                                            You missed to say that at the end when he thinks of Bruce Wayne he laughed, and when the therapist ask him why he was laughing he said you wouldn't be it...for me this might means two things. He was really expecting that Thomas was really his father, therefore when he got killed Bruce, "his brother" will suffer a worst life than him. Or in fact is all a fantasy in his Bruce Wayne's mind without parents Bruce is an adopted orphan and while growing up became insane therefore becoming the Joker...think about it he had a few fantasies.

                                                            • rodra167
                                                              rodra167  3 days back

                                                              His laugh was amazing. I love both Phoenix and Ledger’s characters. Phoenix gives more recognition to mental illness and jokers downfall, while ledger gives a criminal and more action POV

                                                              • Theodore scott Comics and art

                                                                Or was the whole film a recap of his memories, and the ending is him in the future.

                                                                • chirag Sethi
                                                                  chirag Sethi  3 days back

                                                                  You'll get an Oscar, Joaquin. Because for this acting "You get what you fucking deserve"

                                                                  • MargaritaKon
                                                                    MargaritaKon  3 days back

                                                                    I think it was one of the few times that I got sad when the movie ended, cause I wanted more.

                                                                    • Enio Mecaj
                                                                      Enio Mecaj  3 days back

                                                                      Where did you find these hd version of the film?

                                                                      • Johnny Pastrana
                                                                        Johnny Pastrana  3 days back

                                                                        At the very end as he walks down the white hallway at the mental hospital, the bottoms of his shoes are coated in blood...symbolism or did he just kill his in patient therapist?

                                                                        • Johnny Pastrana
                                                                          Johnny Pastrana  3 days back

                                                                          More questions than answers but I still enjoyed the video...and as you state, there is no way to prove what is real and what is memorex.

                                                                          • Donald Mejia
                                                                            Donald Mejia  3 days back

                                                                            he's just an ordinary clown.

                                                                            • Izzie Rose
                                                                              Izzie Rose  3 days back

                                                                              Thing is, Arthur didn't kill Bruce's parents - a guy in a clown mask did. Bruce as Batman then spends his life going after 'the Joker' who killed his father, so I'm guessing someone (one of the followers) becomes the 'new' Joker, and that's who Bruce believes killed his parents (he was only a child, so)

                                                                              • Orang Awam
                                                                                Orang Awam  3 days back

                                                                                I just laughed in madness when joker stand on a police car

                                                                                • Thommy Pratama
                                                                                  Thommy Pratama  4 days back


                                                                                  • Kifter
                                                                                    Kifter  4 days back

                                                                                    That wasn’t jokers mother

                                                                                    • Lithium Carbonate
                                                                                      Lithium Carbonate  4 days back

                                                                                      Remember the scene in Breaking Bad where Walter White laugh maniacally when he found out hid wife gave all his money to her friend?

                                                                                      • Legal Alien Ya bishh
                                                                                        Legal Alien Ya bishh  4 days back

                                                                                        Did Anyone else notice the hospital penny stayed? I’m sure that’s the same hospital joker blew up in dark knight

                                                                                        • esteban ramirez
                                                                                          esteban ramirez  4 days back

                                                                                          No me quieres hacer

                                                                                          • Genevieve Perrin
                                                                                            Genevieve Perrin  4 days back

                                                                                            This movie was so beautiful it’s my absolute favorite movie to come out in 2019

                                                                                            • G.N.O. CHEESE
                                                                                              G.N.O. CHEESE  4 days back

                                                                                              HOW BATMAN STARTED 🤡×🦇

                                                                                              • MellowMadnessRMX
                                                                                                MellowMadnessRMX  4 days back

                                                                                                *They better not make a sequel.. leave the perfection alone!!*