JOKER Ending Explained: What Really Happened?


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  • NinjaaBrian2 21
    NinjaaBrian2 21  1 weeks back

    I refuse to believe all of this is fake i only belive sophie and the talk show part was fake cant change my mind internet

    • Helen O Connor
      Helen O Connor  2 weeks back

      Did joker kill the girl and her kid?

      • Gumby The Green
        Gumby The Green  4 weeks back

        Correction: He wasn't at the hospital when he imagined himself on Murray's show. He was just at home.

        • patoloco1000
          patoloco1000  4 weeks back

          Bruce is Alfred’s biological son. When Arthur laughs at the end, he is laughing at Bruce being just like him —someone who is not sure who his real father is

          • M altreaser
            M altreaser  4 weeks back

            I think he was losing his grip on reality early on - it’s full of it ‘did it happen’ moments- did he get jumped or did he just run off with the sign? Did Randall give him the gun? Was his mother still beating him and he explains the bruises by inventing attacks from youths? His boss gives the alternatives and says he’s a liar and people are uncomfortable around him, he starts being violent kicking something outside and punching the machine. Why did he suddenly have visitors (Randall) to his apartment when they didn’t socialise with him before? Possibly paying respects because his mother died or they were never there. I don’t think he did the standup or ended up on the show, his delusions just kept escalating but I think he did spark the riots by being the unknown killer clown and he turned this into the acceptance and hero worship he always craved. He was forced to face the relationship with his neighbour was a lie because she told him, there was no one to tell him the rest of it didn’t happen so he carried on believing it. Shutter Island vibes. Love it.

            • M altreaser
              M altreaser  4 weeks back

              I think he killed the men on the train and this led to the riots and the Waynes getting killed, but no one knows that because he’s been committed for another reason. In a way he is the hero he’s imagined but none of that actually happened, but in his mind it did and when he escapes he is the joker now, there is no Arthur. I like to think of it as a prequel to dark knight.

              • Grec
                Grec  1 months back

                I think the chaos did happened because of Joker by killing those guys in the train and killing Murray. There's no way this was not real. This is an origin movie from Joker the supervillain, so to me, there is no way Arthur was not part of all that chaos. I think it was brilliant to show his delusions about dating his neighbor, it is exactly the twist that will make you wonder "whoa, it was all in his head, maybe everything was in his head too". One may wonder what else was not real too. I think he killed his neighbor.
                My simple theory would be this: every event in the movie happened, but maybe part of them just happened in his head, merging with reality.

                • Judy Baker
                  Judy Baker  1 months back

                  This was an epic film! I think the only time he fantasizes is when it’s anything that’s good, what he craves in life, love, acceptance... I believe everything else is real .. I think he killed his therapist and escaped from Arkham .. Setting up a sequel .. Joaquin said he’d be open for it, and have talked extensively with Todd.. It’s now his dream role and believes there is so much more of Arthur to explore .. Fingers crossed! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

                  • darkwingduck 12
                    darkwingduck 12  1 months back

                    I think the end is some years later where batman already exists and the joker knows who he is. And his joke has something to do with why they have some kind of a connection.

                    • DORIAN PRIME
                      DORIAN PRIME  1 months back

                      The way I see it is when Arthur is simply Arthur everything he wants to do he is afraid to thus it is imagined in his mined he finds his personal salvation and transforms into the joker a persona that gives him confidence and thus what he does as the joker is most likely real

                      • Fizzybitz O'bacon
                        Fizzybitz O'bacon  1 months back

                        The end being fake negates the entire narrative of the movie. It's not possible for the movie to be in his head. All of those events are the real issues of Gotham, not Arthur. He is just another victim having his bad day transformation that is the jokers calling card. The movie event differentiates the hallucinations by showing you the correct version of events after. To then say the whole movie was the joke in his head would be the writers shitting on their own narrative of Gotham. The only fake events are the result of his medication trying to help him through, then he stops taking the meds and embraces his constant dark thoughts. The joke at the end is likely the same as the talk show where he then kills the therapist in the punch line. The joke could also be that Thomas called the people clowns and clowns killed him. The joke is not that he created Batman because he doesn't know he created Batman.

                        • Clovys Rodrigues
                          Clovys Rodrigues  1 months back

                          Ight, but what really happened w the black girl?

                        • Tom Hahnl
                          Tom Hahnl  1 months back

                          Loved the movie and loved the ending, for me I choose to believe that all was real except the girlfriend but this is clearly shown. The love at the end is that he realises that he created Batman!

                          • Cory Holmes
                            Cory Holmes  1 months back

                            If I'm not mistaken, we never see how Arthur gets from the crash scene to the asylum/hospital. This leads me to believe that the whole crash scene was imagined. That's not to say that he wasn't the driving force behind the riots, but that the crash scene was meant to display Arthur's ultra inflated perception of his newfound fame among the people of Gotham. Without this scene, it makes perfect sense that Arthur would go from the television studio to the asylum.

                            Is there any reason to believe the Thomas Wayne bathroom scene was also imagined? I honestly think a lot of the story still makes sense without it and it's hard for me to let go of the idea of Thomas Wayne as "one of the good guys".

                            I think the joke that she "wouldn't understand" is the irony behind him being adopted as a young orphan and then inspiring the violence that caused Bruce to become an orphan. He thought they were brothers by blood, but they kind of ended up being brothers as orphans instead and now both are alone in the world. Not a stretch to think this could lend itself to the common suggestion that the Joker and Batman are somehow connected.

                            • mario bracamontes
                              mario bracamontes  1 months back

                              At the end of the movie Arthur loves who he became and his final laugh was his only real laugh. He wanted to be a comedian but became a celebrity in his own way. His killings were his way of being accepted by society. His laughter is caused by having "negative thoughts" the ending scene is him laughing at the thought of killing the therapist. "You wouldn't get it"

                              • Christopher Anderson
                                Christopher Anderson  1 months back

                                I think he told therapist that their was 3 jokers, and then killed her. That’s probably why he thought she would not get the joke. Because killing her was the ending of the joke. Que Joker Cackles.

                                • Amanda Bradley
                                  Amanda Bradley  1 months back

                                  Just before the studio called Arthur locks himself in his fridge. Next we see him on his bed getting the call. How did he get out? I didn't get it.

                                  • Ashmeed Mohammed
                                    Ashmeed Mohammed  1 months back

                                    i think this analysis is wrong. the joke in the end was the story we saw. for the most part. cause, u never get a consistent joker origin story

                                    • Sage Argento
                                      Sage Argento  1 months back

                                      Look familiar?

                                      • Joe Blocher
                                        Joe Blocher  1 months back

                                        His fantasies are all things that fulfilled needs for him, Zazie as a girlfriend, Murray as a father figure, whatever. He doesn't imagine things like the talk show shooting. He could be imagining his rescue by clowns though, that'd make him feel good.

                                        • KLIC
                                          KLIC  1 months back

                                          I don't think they actually wanted it to be definitive. The whole "multiple choice" origin fits perfectly. It could've all happened, or he imagined it all, or the ending where he was running was actually the start of his actual chaos on the city... An origin story of the Joker that doesn't actually tell you for sure what his origin is. Perfectly in line

                                          • les Dudes Imparfait
                                            les Dudes Imparfait  1 months back

                                            why explain movie if people watching saw it.. u like to talk ? i m unsubscribing

                                            • D FZ
                                              D FZ  1 months back

                                              The final joke, he was thinking about, could be: Joker: "Knock, knock" Bruce: "Who's there?" Joker: "Not your parents" D:

                                              • D FZ
                                                D FZ  1 months back

                                                @OG BARSS Or maybe not :D

                                              • OG BARSS
                                                OG BARSS  1 months back

                                                No because that's his little brother

                                            • Linda Wiley
                                              Linda Wiley  1 months back

                                              I've never seen any of the other joker. I think Phoenix made the joker character real. Whether or not parts of the movie are real. It left me wanting more and isn't that what it's supposed to do.

                                              • Do we have grilled cheese

                                                I’m think the interview and him being taken by the police was real, but he was never rescued and worshiped by the clowns, he was taken straight to the asylum

                                                • Nico Leu
                                                  Nico Leu  1 months back

                                                  Buuut did the clowns cause a riot and kill bruce waynes parents?

                                              • Boom Shanka
                                                Boom Shanka  1 months back

                                                yes you just said it, the movie is the joke i think your right man

                                                • Boom Shanka
                                                  Boom Shanka  1 months back

                                                  those last scenes i believe were 10-15 years later, he wast detained after standing on the police car that was the beginning of the joker, which also makes young bruce old enough to be batman as he escapes the asylum at the end......i hope

                                                  • Boom Shanka
                                                    Boom Shanka  1 months back

                                                    i think batman is in the film, he put joker in the asylum at the end and the whole film is Arthur recollecting the events, he is older in that last scene. in my opinion ofcourse....also the joke we dont get at the end is the whole movie.

                                                    • vegabonzo73
                                                      vegabonzo73  1 months back

                                                      There’s a scene in the very beginning and at the very end with the therapist that explains it all. The therapist asks how he got into Arkham Asylum in the beginning and the camera immediately shows Arthur smashing his head repeatedly against a door at Arkham. This means he is ALREADY at the hospital and not taken there at the end as shown and the whole thing was a fantasy. The Joker has no back story. Every Batman fan knows this. Joker actually said, “if I were to have a past I’d hope it would be multiple choice.” Even HE doesn’t know his story. That’s how crazy he is. At the very end he is laughing in the Asylum and the therapist asks what is so funny. He says, “I was thinking of a joke.” She asks what it was and he says, “ you wouldn’t get it.” Meaning the entire movie was played out in his head and the joke is on us for watching the entire movie.

                                                      • Bandari rajani
                                                        Bandari rajani  1 months back

                                                        Can anyone explain the movie exactly wt happen plz,,😩😩😩

                                                        • arthurcurry2003
                                                          arthurcurry2003  1 months back

                                                          The only imaginary events are the neighbor lady going out w him. Enough w the stupid assumptions.

                                                          • somatotrophin1
                                                            somatotrophin1  1 months back

                                                            If the events were all in his mind, then there is no Joker (at least, not Arthur's Joker). That would mean Batman has always imagined the Joker. I don't buy it.

                                                            • Jonas T Lenio
                                                              Jonas T Lenio  1 months back

                                                              its open ended so that if needed it can go on!

                                                              • Birdboy029
                                                                Birdboy029  1 months back

                                                                If the movie ended with the violent, triumphic scene of Joker standing on the hood of the cop car, mob cheering him on, there would have been only one theme to reflect on: how a person, consistently abandoned and mistreated throughout his life, finally found joy and belonging in the world.

                                                                It's crazy how the dominos fell:
                                                                The stroke almost took his loving mother, and Murray (the father figure) insulted him on national TV. Arthur comes to believe Mr. Wayne abandoned him and his mother, and when confronted, Mr. Wayne apparently lies—abandoning him a 2nd time. Then the adoption record reveals the truth, ripping away any connection to Mr. Wayne and showing he was abandoned from infancy. He even finds out his loving (adoptive) mother actually WASN'T totally loving. And to top it all off, his imaginary girlfriend abandons him.

                                                                It's the tragic, poetic story of how one person lost everything and found belonging in a dark, dark place.

                                                                With the final scene in Arkham attached to the movie, you start thinking about the theme of "nobodyness" a lot more. It's such an abrupt scene change that we think this might mean Arthur dreamed up a world where he became a somebody. The filmmakers wouldn't leave out how the fully transformed Joker led his new posse for a time (and got successfully apprehended) for no reason—right? The missing scenes need to be explained. The reason is either:
                                                                A) Arthur was in Arkham the entire time.
                                                                B) Everything may well have happened, but the clever editing move makes us reflect on the secondary theme—more so than we would have if the movie just ended with the car scene.

                                                                That was a genius move on the part of the filmmakers. The mystery of whether the movie happened in Arthur's head or not makes us wonder how strong his desire to become a somebody really was. It makes the audience think about the power of desire, the desire of a nobody wanting to become somebody. Whether Arthur was actually successful or not doesn't matter (it's fiction after all). The point was to leave us reflecting on all these multiple, different themes.

                                                                • Birdboy029
                                                                  Birdboy029  1 months back

                                                                  In fewer words:
                                                                  JOKER is the wild story of how a man found belonging. Or it's a testament to the power of desire and imagination—the lust for notoriety. Or both.

                                                                • Birdboy029
                                                                  Birdboy029  1 months back

                                                                  We gotta fucking love each other, man. That's the message the movie left me with. Not so that people don't become Jokers—that's just an added bonus.

                                                                  Not everyone who slips through the cracks, or who has a mental illness, becomes attached to violence. But we have a responsibility for each other, to not let anyone go unnoticed.

                                                              • Kaleb Pinkston
                                                                Kaleb Pinkston  1 months back

                                                                It’s obvious that this film takes inspiration from the killing joke. With that said the famous line “if I have to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice” comes into play. I believe that the writers deliberately made “Arthur’s” life intentionally questionable and there’s no real answer. Aside from one or two obvious red flag scenes, like him being a guest on that Jonny Carson wanna be show, or his romantic relationship, maybe its all real. Maybe it’s all fake and “Arthur” doesn’t exist and its all a delusion. However the “joker” is real. Joker did go on that show and did kill that Jonny Carson wannabe. he did cause a riot. We see this from his view and the view of the TVs confirming its real. That’s what I think. I think most of Aurthers story is fake, even the story itself questions its reality. Is he her son?is he Thomas Wayne’s son? is he adopted? is his laughing from a brain injury or mental scarring? You don’t really know, but when joker comes everything is clear. No question are to be asked. He doesn’t question himself anymore and the cinematography changes. Not a lot if any weird angles. The focus is on him AND the people he effects rather that than how they effect him.

                                                                • comeatmemanbro
                                                                  comeatmemanbro  1 months back

                                                                  Joker dosent know his Orgin so I think the whole movie was his imagination when Joker was trying to figure out his orgin. So the joke nobody would get is if THAT was his Orgin.
                                                                  So I did some research and I have 2 possibilities
                                                                  Number 1: after Joker figured out Batmans identity before going to Arkham so Joker thought it would be funny if it was HIS fault his greatest foe is a thing
                                                                  Number #2 All of this did happen and joker is remembering it and the joke is he had the whole city under his wing.
                                                                  If none of this is true then i think that there is 2 imaginative charecters
                                                                  His relationship
                                                                  And his Counselor
                                                                  The reason i belive his Counselor is fake becuse the therapist at the end looks a hell a lot like the counselor so he made her up becuse he cant 100% remember his past because he is totally insane so he makes things up.
                                                                  So i think all the crimes did happen and mostly everything but when he was in Arkham it was awhile later(so he can try to remember what happend)

                                                                  • abcdefghi2749
                                                                    abcdefghi2749  1 months back

                                                                    There was nothing, "convenient", about the movie.

                                                                    • Niyah
                                                                      Niyah  1 months back

                                                                      my favorite part of the movie is when he got his ass inside the refrigerator. You don't understand how many times my stupid ass wanted to do that as a child just to hide and be by myself

                                                                      • Clayton Ernst
                                                                        Clayton Ernst  1 months back

                                                                        Phoenix was the best Joker

                                                                        • Armani Martinez
                                                                          Armani Martinez  1 months back

                                                                          It really happened... that Marc Maron guy dislikes Arthur and the joker and is always mean mugging him like who TF are you. In Arthur’s fantasy...... people love him and they (smile) Marc does not and is staring him down during the appearance

                                                                          • GREAT GATSBY
                                                                            GREAT GATSBY  1 months back

                                                                            If you remember the first scene where he was put in Arkam hospital which was clean Nd white just like in the end ,but in the story it’s clearly garbage ,Nd Gotham is also dirty Nd full of garbage I think so it clearly explains his mental state ,he made up situations things. To justify himself he’s a psychopath and dellusional but still I love how he portrays the cracked society maybe he’s telling he fictional story mixed with realism of what happened to him coz he’s the joker

                                                                            • j davis
                                                                              j davis  1 months back

                                                                              He wasn’t in the hospital when he thought he was on the tv .he was with his mom at home , there’s like 1 in example of him genuinely imagining things not true and not just day dreaming and that’s his relationship with zazi beats character. I thought it was pretty clear that everything in the movie is happening . Evidence being the Wayne’s murder as he was not even there or imagining he was there . But the movie show it happening and then showed Bruce standing over his dead parents . Why show multiple scenes of something happening the joker is not involved in if it’s not reality

                                                                              • Akeem Smith
                                                                                Akeem Smith  1 months back

                                                                                This movie was fucking awesome

                                                                                • Billy Poppins
                                                                                  Billy Poppins  1 months back

                                                                                  What you missed is the teenager cat woman in the crowd running with the kittens..

                                                                                  • lord beerus
                                                                                    lord beerus  1 months back

                                                                                    First villan who got sympathy and love from people.

                                                                                    • vipz koa
                                                                                      vipz koa  1 months back

                                                                                      walter white in breaking bad?

                                                                                  • Sam H
                                                                                    Sam H  1 months back

                                                                                    My one criticism with the film is that you couldn't always tell what was real and what wasn't. However it does make a point of eventually distinguishing Arthur's delusions from reality (EG: The fabrication of his neighbor as his girlfriend). So, it seems pretty clear to me that the ending was meant to be taken literally. He really did shoot Murray just like he shot the guys in the subway.

                                                                                    • smart pants
                                                                                      smart pants  1 months back

                                                                                      Joker is the Mona Lisa of the movie industry

                                                                                      • wiinterflowers
                                                                                        wiinterflowers  1 months back

                                                                                        I have never been in so shock and awe from a film like I did with Joker. Just WOW! Give Joaquin a damn Oscar!