Film Theory: Joker Ending Explained (ft. Pitch Meeting)


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  • God Sun
    God Sun  1 weeks back

    This was an awesome breakdown

  • rose carreiro
    rose carreiro  11 minutes back

    I’m more confused than I was before

    • Bubba Klipp
      Bubba Klipp  19 minutes back

      We gonna have killer clowns again this year

      • Gilbert Garcia
        Gilbert Garcia  21 minutes back

        This was an amazing breakdown, I had a great grip on the movie but this made me understand it even more although I go think 70% of the movie was in his head, I really hope that it wasn’t all in his head, and that Arkham scene was just him breaking out after the events.

        • smeel pee baldi nose fat
          smeel pee baldi nose fat  26 minutes back

          Another video of MatPat talking out of his arse and/or stating the obvious

          • Luke Burrell
            Luke Burrell  30 minutes back

            Surely I’m not the only one that didn’t pick up on the whole fantasy thing in the movie?

            • Acean HUN
              Acean HUN  31 minutes back

              "if I am to have a past, I1d preffer it to be...
              multiple choice"

              • Genovese
                Genovese  37 minutes back

                How the fuck is it a hallucination
                If it was, Bruce wouldn’t have become Batman

                • Peter Griffin
                  Peter Griffin  38 minutes back

                  I think all the things happen in joker movie is random because Heath ledger joker says that Nobody panics if everything goes accordingly to the plan..

                  • Jay P
                    Jay P  46 minutes back

                    Girl friend scenes were definitely in his head. They prove that when she refers to him as the man down the hall. Also she asked if he wanted her to call his mom. But if she was truly at the hospital she would know she was ill and can’t be called. Also the scene with him in the crowd on the Murray show was clearly another fantasy. (Its unknown if Arthur truly thought it was real, or if he was just fantasizing.) It’s easy to tell, he’s watching the show in bed, fantasizing about being there. Also later, when he does truly meet Murray face to face, you can tell it’s their first time meeting. (Yes I believe the talk show at the end was real too)

                    I think the scenes of him taking notes at the comedy club were real. Him laughing at parts that no one else is laughing at shows he has no sense of what part of the joke is actually a joke. Showing he can’t relate to other people. And his brain functions differently than a “neurotypical” person. Him taking notes on basic comedy and the way the person stands and talks shows he has no concept on how to act normal, he is aware that he can’t but desperately wants to. (We see this in many mental illnesses in real life, on a personal note, this scene spoke to me, as it reminded me of my son who has autism)

                    The scene with him stomping, I really do think he was stomping on garbage. Nothing more than that.

                    The scenes at the therapist I believe were also real and crucial to the story line. The system is failing to help mentally ill people. The scene where he is told he will no longer get his medications is sort of the “peak.” This is when you start to see Arthur become Joker. And in my opinion, it’s for no reason other than he is now off his meds, and facing hard times. Which makes the illness worse. The joker is a mentally ill man who is off his medications. He has no one to take care of him, as his mother is also mentally ill. And the system failed her as well. Her reaching out through letters to a politician, just getting dismissed as crazy, and offers her and her son no help. (But not genetic obviously as Arthur was adopted and his mental illness may be due to abuse.)

                    Which leads me to my next theory. He could have a split personality disorder (DID) because they are caused my abuse in children. The joker could have been created in his mind as his protector. And that is why he doesn’t remember the abuse as Arthur. When he is off his medication, his split personality starts to come to the surface. And is able to put the missing pieces together that “Arthur” couldn’t remember. That’s a whole theory I could get into on a separate post if anyone is interested 😂

                    • Henry Janzen
                      Henry Janzen  59 minutes back

                      Good to see Joey Fatone is still getting work

                      • Riwhi
                        Riwhi  1 hours back

                        I agree with the fabrication of the girlfriend and that the comedy show went well. Those were obvious, but I think that’s it. If all the scenes after him not taking meds were fabricated, everything would lose meaning and we would be back at square one: not knowing who the joker is

                        • joshua stephens
                          joshua stephens  1 hours back

                          One more thing, I think we all got it wrong. This movie isn't an origin story, but its a story being told to the lady in Arkham on how he saw everything but similar to the Joker in the Dark Knight, none of his stories are real. What he is doing is telling her a story of the most insane and depraved life that could lead to such a terrible outcome for a person. He adds bullying, awkwardness in a crowd, the rich dumping on anyone they deem below them. He suffers from every single mental disorder know to psychologist at the time, and he is just putting himself in a role with one, schizophrenia. He then kills her and runs away from Arkham. The joke is between him and his real origin that no one knows but him. He doesn't have the laugh when he is talking to her but he is still a murderer. She seems to think of everything he says in the meeting as delusional because everything he is saying is a lie and she knows it, but she has to hear him out. This isn't actually an origin story at all but just a Joker story.

                          • DUCKY YT
                            DUCKY YT  1 hours back

                            one thing you didnt say was that if you look and pay attention every time he starts to dance his mind is changing to the joker.

                            • Fresh Avocad0o
                              Fresh Avocad0o  1 hours back

                              Reminds me of Elliot Rodger, the movie has exactly 7KILLs aswell

                              • Oronk
                                Oronk  2 hours back

                                Stop twisitng the film to fit your conculsion ffs.

                                • Jeremiah Ferguson
                                  Jeremiah Ferguson  2 hours back

                                  I have a theory: Phoenix's Joker is supposed to be a younger version of Heath Ledger's Joker.

                                  • ZombieBac0n
                                    ZombieBac0n  2 hours back

                                    I think the ending joke he is thinking about, is how he's going to make Batman kill him in the end. This being another reference to his early joke about his death being more important than his life.

                                    • Blue Wizard
                                      Blue Wizard  2 hours back

                                      Y'all really needed then ending explained? People can't think on their own anymore

                                      • joshua stephens
                                        joshua stephens  2 hours back

                                        This is the best video you guys have ever done and I loved every second of it lol so glad we got more collab from pitch meeting

                                        • Noah Gegner
                                          Noah Gegner  2 hours back

                                          I feel like there are definitely parts of the movie that are simply just hallucinations, but there’s no way the entire thing was him imagining getting revenge on the people that wronged him, because he wouldn’t have been hurt by several of the people if sections of the movie weren’t real.
                                          Take his mom for example. Unless he really went and talked to Wayne inside Wayne manor AND went to Arkham asylum and looked at the records, he wouldn’t have been mad at her.
                                          Those are just my thoughts, I definitely could be wrong

                                          • Nekoback
                                            Nekoback  2 hours back

                                            I think the part where he was chasing down the sign was all in his head.

                                            • Jordan Lambourne
                                              Jordan Lambourne  2 hours back

                                              Nobody seems to be talking about the fact that Arthur's hairline is receding, but Joker's isn't. Maybe that's a clue that he was fantasising about being the Joker?

                                              • Juan de Dios Cáceres Moyano

                                                “I'm not exactly sure what happened. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!" --- Joker in "The Killing Joke"

                                                • Moe Ghost
                                                  Moe Ghost  3 hours back

                                                  When you see it this way Chris Chan is the closest we’ll get to an actual joker in the making except more depressing

                                                  • step up!
                                                    step up!  3 hours back

                                                    Joker movie song(bg) you will love it🃏🃏💥


                                                    • theRTT
                                                      theRTT  3 hours back

                                                      At some moments I felt so bad for Arthur. All he wanted was to be loved and liked, yet society turns his back on him. That moment where he was accused for stealing that sign: he asked so innocent why he would do that. Or that moment when he thought he made it on tv, he smiled and was so happy. One moment later he was made fun of. My heart really broke on those moments man.. Can we talk about that or am I the only soft person here?

                                                      • A.T. Swag 616
                                                        A.T. Swag 616  3 hours back

                                                        I didn’t like the movie because it wasn’t the DC joker, what ever version but instead someone who has issues and thinks he is a clown.

                                                        • Deviant Raven
                                                          Deviant Raven  3 hours back

                                                          Fuck titanic
                                                          This is the most emotional shit eva

                                                          • dragon fighter
                                                            dragon fighter  3 hours back

                                                            Matpat can you take a look a jacksepticeye's latest video chase. I think it has a hiddden meaning

                                                            • BuzzedAldrin
                                                              BuzzedAldrin  3 hours back

                                                              I don't think the joke is that he and bruce will now be related because his parents are dead because of him. I think he realizes he does not have a condition which makes him laugh in situations which aren't funny, but that what he finds funny is what other's find repulsive. That's why he laughs when something horrible happens, that's why his jokes aren't funny to other people, that's why his final joke was to kill Murray and that's why he's laughing at the death of 2 people. When the person asks what the joke was, he says: "You wouldn't get it." because he realizes that nobody but him enjoys these 'jokes'.

                                                              This is also the reason why he all of a sudden feels empowered after killing those 3 guys. He doesn't feel like there's something wrong with him, because he accepts that this is just what he enjoys. Another cue that he thinks the wrong things are funny is the fact that he laughs at all the wrong times in the comedy club.

                                                              • pyro2683
                                                                pyro2683  3 hours back

                                                                No. No. No. There is no fantasy in this movie. It all happens in real time. There is an international irony. It plays off of Occam's razor (Arkham). The simple answer is actual. He was on Murray's show. Murray forgot him so quickly that when he plays the clip of him in the comedy club he doesn't even recall him in the crowd. It's the notion that people who are sick are shoved to the side. The laugh is a broken laugh. Tragedy and humor. This is a movie about the fact human nature is to forget the weak and broken. The fact that we do need to care for those falling from pain or else we see the weight when they try to fight back on their own. It's a dark movie because it's on the nose. It plays off the old note of the Jester. The guy who would tell a king the worst news with the most humorous. The one guy who could avoid execution because he brought the king laughter. So yeah, everything did happen. Yeah he was fucked in the head. But yeah, he had a reason for everything that he did and was in a mind with intent. This video is way over thought, this movie is exactly as it reads on a currseray glance.

                                                                • qschroed
                                                                  qschroed  3 hours back

                                                                  Another detail I thought was very interesting is the color scheme orange almost always described his phantasies and the blue reality eg the tv light was a bright orange flooding into his room that was lighted by blue led or the hospital also in a blue light with the outside orange light shining through the window indicating that the scene with the girlfriend wasnt real, as well as the riot obviously in a bright orange from the fire contrasted with the blueish white in the end scene later.

                                                                  • A F F E C T I O N
                                                                    A F F E C T I O N  3 hours back

                                                                    That wasn't a body,how did you come up with that?!?!

                                                                    • Frank Fox
                                                                      Frank Fox  3 hours back

                                                                      Great video Pat ! But sorry i have to disagree. I won't go into a big rant but i'm assuming here this whole theory came forth because when asked "what's so funny ?" In that last scene he replies with "you wouldn't get it" to me that was just the movie's way to show us he doesn't need the general populace's approval or acknowledgment and that he is comfortable enough with himself. Also his laugh caused by his sickness, in the beginning of the movie (props to the actor) you could also hear a sad cry in the laugh but not in that scene, there, his laugh is legit.

                                                                      • Alvin Thomas
                                                                        Alvin Thomas  4 hours back

                                                                        No one talking about the Ryan George collab?

                                                                        • Lokus-7314
                                                                          Lokus-7314  4 hours back

                                                                          This was really bad...

                                                                          • rummie
                                                                            rummie  4 hours back

                                                                            if the mom was sick and suffered from mental illness how did she adopt arthur?

                                                                            • Matte Matte
                                                                              Matte Matte  4 hours back

                                                                              Well, Joker doesn't know what is real and what is not.

                                                                              • Baniel Darry
                                                                                Baniel Darry  4 hours back

                                                                                I think the binary of real/fantasy is a bit simplistic. I think the interesting point about this film is the proximity of Arthur’s fantasy. It is all real, but the end of the film seems a catastrophic consequence of how identity is formed by a necessarily distant fantasy.

                                                                                • M3nta
                                                                                  M3nta  4 hours back

                                                                                  i think that until the show, it was all in his head.
                                                                                  but the moment he embraced the joker, when he realized he liked killing ppl ex, he no longer was trapped inside of his mind.

                                                                                  • Torrijos IsNice
                                                                                    Torrijos IsNice  4 hours back

                                                                                    mmmmm Isn't the first and main plot of the movie the fact that the state stop financing care of mentally ill patients, because the rich feel it's a waste of money, and that without a follow up and money for medication, the protagonist slips more and more into madness?

                                                                                    • Torrijos IsNice
                                                                                      Torrijos IsNice  4 hours back

                                                                                      ok I got baited.... You did the thorough resume at first with point only showing at 18minutes... Mean!

                                                                                  • Gregory D
                                                                                    Gregory D  5 hours back

                                                                                    Did anyone else notice when joker shoots murray he shoots him in the head and then chest. Thomas Wayne is shot in the head and then Martha is shot in the chest.

                                                                                    • Scott Gardner
                                                                                      Scott Gardner  5 hours back

                                                                                      I don't think the subway murders were real given that he fired 8 shots from a revolver

                                                                                      • Omar Animations
                                                                                        Omar Animations  5 hours back

                                                                                        I actually believe arthur's mother was indeed his biological mother, remember when she said "he made me sign some contracts". Thomas could've easily fabricated adoption papers since he didn't want to have anything to do with her

                                                                                        • ZennyBagz
                                                                                          ZennyBagz  5 hours back

                                                                                          I believe the ending was real, since on the ending, he made a joke referring to "Me and Him", so he would've known Thomas and Martha Wayne died by one of his men. More importantly, the murder of Murray GAVE the people the reason to start a complete chaos through Gotham. Suffice to say, if the chaos in the city was real, then the Murray thing HAD to be, as well.

                                                                                          • Brad Potter
                                                                                            Brad Potter  5 hours back

                                                                                            He was just kicking trash because his boss was an asshole, there was no body, but im sure he was thinking he wanted to kill him but I dont think it was that way

                                                                                            • Brad Potter
                                                                                              Brad Potter  5 hours back

                                                                                              Also, the whole scene about him laughing at the wrong time during the comedy scenes did happen, there was discomfort on certain peoples face and the comedian actually paused for a brief second, this scene was used to show the disconnection between arthur and other human beings, how what is normally funny he cant understand. Thats why as he writes “people laugh at jokes with sexual intercourse” u can later see it in his notebook.

                                                                                          • Edwin Cifuentes
                                                                                            Edwin Cifuentes  5 hours back


                                                                                            His dads mouth is the reason Bruce lost his parents.