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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  • 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  2 days back

      @Elijah Luna taxi driver was awful film

    • Elijah Luna
      Elijah Luna  5 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  6 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

  • Yo Bro
    Yo Bro  2 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  4 hours 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  4 hours 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  9 hours back

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

          • Ciao Tszu
            Ciao Tszu  11 hours back

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

            • George T
              George T  13 hours back

              What a shit synopsis

              • Justin In
                Justin In  18 hours 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  1 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  1 days back

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

                      • The Last Spartan
                        The Last Spartan  1 days back

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

                        • MrRM
                          MrRM  1 days back

                          Well not really explained then is it?

                          • Ahiga Tso
                            Ahiga Tso  1 days back

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

                            • Stevo Canuck
                              Stevo Canuck  1 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  1 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  1 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  2 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  2 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  2 days back

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

                                            • MargaritaKon
                                              MargaritaKon  2 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  2 days back

                                                Where did you find these hd version of the film?

                                                • Johnny Pastrana
                                                  Johnny Pastrana  2 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  2 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  2 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  3 days back


                                                            • Kifter
                                                              Kifter  3 days back

                                                              That wasn’t jokers mother

                                                              • Lithium Carbonate
                                                                Lithium Carbonate  3 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                                    No me quieres hacer

                                                                    • Genevieve Perrin
                                                                      Genevieve Perrin  3 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  3 days back

                                                                        HOW BATMAN STARTED 🤡×🦇

                                                                        • MellowMadnessRMX
                                                                          MellowMadnessRMX  3 days back

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

                                                                          • Mauricio Cantu
                                                                            Mauricio Cantu  3 days back

                                                                            Im on jokers side

                                                                            • Michael Davies
                                                                              Michael Davies  3 days back

                                                                              He’s still in the fridge

                                                                              • MiSsV117
                                                                                MiSsV117  3 days back

                                                                                He deserves an oscar!!!

                                                                                • Tony D'Annunzio
                                                                                  Tony D'Annunzio  3 days back

                                                                                  He only killed the theropist in his head

                                                                                  • Rashna Lautan
                                                                                    Rashna Lautan  3 days back

                                                                                    So, he didnt kill Sophie? I really thought he did as you hear sirens in the next scene.

                                                                                    • destroyer 3363
                                                                                      destroyer 3363  3 days back

                                                                                      All I have to say is ... Go and watch it in cinema

                                                                                      • DaLewis
                                                                                        DaLewis  4 days back

                                                                                        You mean an entire “leftist” movement, the right supports the rich not the poor 🙂.

                                                                                        • Fabian O
                                                                                          Fabian O  4 days back

                                                                                          Thomas Wayne had so much money he payed for the papers to be falsified ! CLEARLY THOMAS WAYNE ABUSED HIS MOTHER AND CHILD THATS WHY HE PUNCHED ARTHUR IN THE BATHROOM WITH SO MUCH HATE OUT OF NO WHERE ! Also in the Scene of the mother she is hiding a part of her face as if someone had hit her ? Thomas was it you ? Yes it was me

                                                                                          • Antonio Labaš
                                                                                            Antonio Labaš  4 days back

                                                                                            This movie is masterpiece, my favourite scenes are murder in subway and when he draws smile with blood on his face.

                                                                                            • salty burger
                                                                                              salty burger  4 days back

                                                                                              makes total bloody sense to me. 4th wall is broken Arthur may be as fictional as he was fantasizing about being the reason bruce wayne's parents were killed, we all know how the joker is crazy about batman. However, why? I believe for 2 reasons. the first, the movie cuts to joker being in the asylum and so everything we saw were some lies told to the the therapist.

                                                                                              the second reason, the most important detail is that Why didnt Gary (Leigh Gill) report to the police ? Sure you can say he might be scared toothless but would he really not go to the police and report the crime of the dead body? idk

                                                                                              • sunny singh
                                                                                                sunny singh  4 days back

                                                                                                Dude, were u “explaining” the ending or confusing us more 🤦‍♂️😂🤯