Joker's Ending Explained: What Really Happened To Arthur Fleck

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  • Published: 04 October 2019
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    With the Joker movie causing controversy all over the place after only having been in theatres for a few days, fans everywhere are finding themselves divided. Do they rush out to see what all the fuss is about, or stay home and keep out of all of the drama? Well, for those who have seen Joker and have a ton of questions about the ending, this video is for you! We get into all of the nitty gritty about what exactly went down during that mind bending finale. Be warned, there are a ton of spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution!
    Starting at the beginning, we dive deep into what led to the unbelievable events in the film’s finale. In this iteration, we start out by following the man behind the clown makeup, Arthur Fleck, through a life that is riddled with hardships and obstacles. Fleck is, by day a sign twirling clown and by night, somewhat unfortunately, trying his hand at stand up comedy. After being beaten down one too many times, Fleck gives in to his psychotic urges and begins enacting a ton of violence on the wealthy elite of Gotham. But instead of being hated for his violent and vengeful acts, Joker becomes a folk hero for the downtrodden citizens who are tired of living in poverty in Gotham. We’ll also get into that mind bending ending, the lengths that Joaquin Phoenix went to to get into character, and what the overall message of the movie might be! So check out the video below!

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  • Drew Biggah
    Drew Biggah  2 days back

    we have never and probably will never see a better joker then joaquins joker.

    • Sarafina Donald
      Sarafina Donald  4 days back

      You got my like when you said this movie wasn't set in 2019 but definitely hit home for a lot of modern day down trodden people who don't happen to be billionaires . I really love the idea of anarchy that this movie reflects and I really want to see it.

      • Alnd Khan
        Alnd Khan  4 days back

        the joker absolutely piece of art

        • Icysausageman _24
          Icysausageman _24  4 days back

          The title of the video is joker ending explained and the actual video didn’t explain anything

          • blue23 song
            blue23 song  5 days back

            This is a horrible analysis of this movie and way off base. It's a typical attempt by a left winger trying to make this movie about their cause. This movie points the finger at everyone. Because really, we're all responsible. This video is garbage

            • derek vonb
              derek vonb  6 days back

              He couldn’t have imagine all that at the end because someone really did shoot Bruce’s parents an kill them

              • Nabi
                Nabi  6 days back

                Who cares about Wayne's murder..
                This movie isn't really about DC comics but madness, solitude, and fantaisies we create to feel better

                • DyS_ Za
                  DyS_ Za  6 days back

                  i stopped watching screen rant because of false information such as this, ill just go back to only watching Pitch Meetings

                  • DyS_ Za
                    DyS_ Za  6 days back

                    who said him being on the Murray Franklin Show was fake?


                    and he didn't fabricate being Thomas Wayne's, it was the delusion his mother had about Thomas

                    • Chandler Burt
                      Chandler Burt  7 days back

                      Loved the movie

                      • Acapulco Gold Pablo
                        Acapulco Gold Pablo  1 weeks back

                        Can we keep him as Joker?

                        • Patrick Cerra
                          Patrick Cerra  1 weeks back

                          Do your research! Phoneix does not consider himself a method actor.
                          The "fight" he had with the cinematographer was staged, it was fake.
                          Also, Phoneix and DeNiro had an issue with each other before shooting started because DeNiro wanted to do a table reading + Phoenix was refusing

                          • joyful & bubbly
                            joyful & bubbly  1 weeks back

                            Another thing I loved about this joker is that the movie was not connected to Batman or any DC superheroes

                            • Lucy Irvine
                              Lucy Irvine  1 weeks back

                              I swear if Joaquin Phoenix didn't get an Oscar for this role, I would do a riot



                              _wearing the clown mask_ ☺️

                              • Nick Riddle
                                Nick Riddle  1 weeks back

                                A great great great movie but Heath Ledger is still the best Joker of all time

                                • State Of The Human
                                  State Of The Human  1 weeks back

                                  "Unreniable"? You didn't want to take that one again?

                                  • RJWrighty
                                    RJWrighty  1 weeks back

                                    I’m commenting this on every video that says it was all a dream. If Joker was imaging it all why would Murray Franklin be wearing glasses when he talks to Joker before the show when it was clear as day that he doesn’t wear glasses in the show, you could say that it was a mistake but this isn’t the type of film that makes mistakes.

                                    • ethan jefferson
                                      ethan jefferson  1 weeks back

                                      I think it happened and wasn’t in his head

                                      • Wayne Clark
                                        Wayne Clark  1 weeks back

                                        This is Hollywood trying to make evil look good , Bible says in the end times people will call evil good and good evil this is exactly what’s going on today people love these sick and evil movies

                                        • FlexRATEDR
                                          FlexRATEDR  1 weeks back

                                          Wayne Clark you a robot 🤖

                                      • Graham Webster
                                        Graham Webster  2 weeks back

                                        Laughing in the wrong places set the character of Joker by drawing unwanted attention but unable to make the audience laugh with him instead they laughed at him thereby frustrating his recognition to suceed.

                                        • Connect se system, Chrystel!

                                          I Love Arthur

                                          • Christs' disciple
                                            Christs' disciple  3 weeks back

                                            already can't sit through the lying droning narration.

                                            • Pedro De La Flor
                                              Pedro De La Flor  3 weeks back

                                              If the riots or tv program wasn't real, then Bruce Wayne's parents are still alive?

                                              • Emil Wiezell
                                                Emil Wiezell  3 weeks back

                                                Joaquin deserve an Oscar for this amazing role. I didn't feel like I watched a movie with someone trying to play Joker, it really felt like I was watching the Joker. Absolutely mind blowing.

                                                • Brian Derrick
                                                  Brian Derrick  3 weeks back

                                                  He lost 15 pounds. Watch his interview on Jimmy Fallon.

                                                  • OctoCoochi 69
                                                    OctoCoochi 69  3 weeks back

                                                    the scenes of this movie will probably become one of the the scenes of this movie will probably become one of those iconic scenes that would be parodied in certain movies

                                                    • Fungusamongus
                                                      Fungusamongus  3 weeks back

                                                      Just because one scene in the movie was an illusion doesnt mean the whole movie is.

                                                      • FlexRATEDR
                                                        FlexRATEDR  1 weeks back

                                                        Fungusamongus this needs to be top comment

                                                    • DJ C
                                                      DJ C  3 weeks back

                                                      3:50 no please no 😢

                                                      • TheKrustyKurb
                                                        TheKrustyKurb  3 weeks back

                                                        Arthur looked so good in that vest with the gun, the way how he just aimed straight ahead shooting
                                                        the entire outfit he had with the gun added to it looked badass

                                                        • King A.J.
                                                          King A.J.  3 weeks back

                                                          0:14 dude was really just tryna scratch his acne off

                                                          • bodasactra
                                                            bodasactra  3 weeks back

                                                            Was it all imagined? "You will never get it" Does it matter? That's life and it goes on.

                                                            • Athiest Monk
                                                              Athiest Monk  3 weeks back

                                                              What I noticed was he laughed it was when he was nervous or embarrassed as he became more confident he had almost no uncontrolled laugh. All other jokers laughed when things were going there way.

                                                              • thomas Fan 2000
                                                                thomas Fan 2000  3 weeks back

                                                                I have watched this twice

                                                                • sarabjeet singh
                                                                  sarabjeet singh  4 weeks back

                                                                  Awesome movie

                                                                  • John Ward
                                                                    John Ward  4 weeks back

                                                                    I think the idea that batman and joker are half brothers is poetic and almost biblical in a cain and able sort of way. Its fascinating. After all we hear very little about either Thomas Wayne's and jokers real past that it could very well be possible.

                                                                    • Frank Dijkhuis
                                                                      Frank Dijkhuis  4 weeks back

                                                                      I will never. Ever think about everything being fake in the end. The joker won and thats it.

                                                                      • Levi Betts
                                                                        Levi Betts  4 weeks back

                                                                        I think it all actually happened, I saw theory that said the whole thing is him telling his story to the social worker in Arkham, that’s why the time never changes, and then he had to kill her because no one can know the true story of the joker

                                                                        • Griwhoolda
                                                                          Griwhoolda  4 weeks back

                                                                          I like that - but then, why is he there?

                                                                      • Timber Wolf
                                                                        Timber Wolf  4 weeks back

                                                                        Doesn't make sense that all events were imagined because Arthur would not have imagined himself starting a political revolution since he was Apolitical. Sure he might have imagined being praised but he had no thoughts if economics whatsoever, only the cruelty of others. It's left ambiguous and that's keeping with historical context that allows us to chose our own origin but, like I said, I can't imagine him imaging a political revolution, just doesn't fit the character

                                                                        • Rittika Ordinary
                                                                          Rittika Ordinary  4 weeks back

                                                                          If he imagined everything it would suck so plz don’t give such prediction, but Leger was my fav of all jokers and Phoenix is as well now ...he dint need a batman to support his character

                                                                          • K Beast
                                                                            K Beast  4 weeks back

                                                                            This movie has ruined all movies for me now how can anything come close to this it’s a masterpiece

                                                                            • Choncho Sauno
                                                                              Choncho Sauno  4 weeks back

                                                                              I like itmovie

                                                                              • Lemon squeeze
                                                                                Lemon squeeze  4 weeks back

                                                                                I think it was real a mean the relationship with the lady probably wasn’t in lost on that but the joker is unpredictable and doesn’t give a crap about anything and he loves violence and he’s weird and people bullied him and because he was so messed up with his sa en lifestyle and felt with it extremely poorly he wanted people to feel who ever was directly and indirectly affected him and made him the sadist he was I think this was the story on how Arthur became the joker and this thing about it not being real is to get the public to look into the story more .The joker is crazy and he’s been known to evil and wicked so I don’t think this was all in his mind .After he killed the lady that’s how he will meet Harley Quinn and she helped him to escape.People are being too logical the joker himself isn’t logical so he actually did it .

                                                                                • AB sithick
                                                                                  AB sithick  4 weeks back

                                                                                  pheonix said in some late night show: 15 pounds not 50 pounds they are not paying much

                                                                                  • Duh Wolf Is My Bytch
                                                                                    Duh Wolf Is My Bytch  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Spoiler alert joker is Batman's half bro

                                                                                    • John Ward
                                                                                      John Ward  4 weeks back

                                                                                      WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME?!!!

                                                                                  • DICEM Slasher
                                                                                    DICEM Slasher  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I think joker did kill Murray on live TV. He ended up in the mental hospital for his murders.

                                                                                    • John Ward
                                                                                      John Ward  4 weeks back

                                                                                      You mean... muuuuuraaaay!

                                                                                  • ComputerSchool101
                                                                                    ComputerSchool101  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I want to see a sequel. Perhaps 10 years in the future where Bruce has decided to be Batman but not very experienced. I want the ending scene to be where this Joker wins. Set up for another movie.

                                                                                    • Figgy Figueroa
                                                                                      Figgy Figueroa  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Wait, him going on the Murray show wasn’t “real”?

                                                                                      • Fruit Loops
                                                                                        Fruit Loops  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Joker is always a hero in my eyes