The Ending Of 'Joker' Explained

  • Published: 04 October 2019
  • SPOILERS AHEAD: “Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, tells the origin story of the infamous Batman villain. It concludes with a surprising twist. We break down what the ending means, and the many hints to it throughout the movie.

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    The Ending Of 'Joker' Explained
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  • ainz ooal gown
    ainz ooal gown  21 minutes back

    It's real because everything matches with Batman's story as a kid

    • ainz ooal gown
      ainz ooal gown  22 minutes back

      Video title : joker ending explained
      Actual video : raising more questions

      • walkabout123
        walkabout123  3 hours back

        If Arthur being the Joker is simply a delusion, then that's a total copout and this movie is sh*t. Except we know there is a Joker in the DC universe, and he had to come from somewhere. We also know he's crazy asf. My vote is that some parts of the story are delusions, but not all of it.

        • the vicious attack on auspicious utopia

          “We live in”

          • dracul Raksap
            dracul Raksap  5 hours back

            Damn now iam more puzzeled

            • Dark Black
              Dark Black  6 hours back

              I don’t know why people loved this film , it’s so bad ! All of the oast jokers are better then him specially the ledger and leto , this one is so bad even the costume is fucked

              • Emanuel Yasheav
                Emanuel Yasheav  16 hours back

                I don't think Joker initiated all the clown riots (or even the protests) that we saw throughout the movie because these events want parallel with each other but there is no evidence that Joker started anything

                Or I missed something...

                • Juan Carlos Romero Retamales

                  Why should we believe you? .... I get nothing left to lose, nothing can hurt me anymore... my life is nothing but a comedy.

                  The Jocker

                  • Raja Sarkar
                    Raja Sarkar  18 hours back

                    M grateful for this movie☺

                    • ningaipou gangmei
                      ningaipou gangmei  21 hours back

                      I am still confused is thomas wayne a joker father or adopted??

                      • Christian Johnson
                        Christian Johnson  1 days back

                        (On the theory of two Different Arkham’s: One in Reality and in Arthur’s head) Orrrrr it could’ve been the older part of Arkham hence the fact that IT WAS IN THE DATA RECORDS PART = WHICH IS NORMALLY THE OLDEST PART OF ANY HOSPITAL 😂😂

                        • thanos iron man
                          thanos iron man  1 days back

                          You are just making things up...this was a awesome movie..and everything is explanation remined me school life when we used to ask to write assay on cow but we ended up with mars....

                          • stephen chan
                            stephen chan  1 days back

                            How many of u live like Arthur trying to be nice and people be rude and fake

                            • SPUDMAN
                              SPUDMAN  1 days back

                              Well, the theory about the whole story being his explanation to a social worker sounds great, but, Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne get gunned down when he is lying on the top of the cop car that was driving him away from Murray's studio. We know that those two were killed and the two scenes were cut and pasted together so I believe that it can't all be his own 'story'.

                              • Jake Wolf
                                Jake Wolf  1 days back

                                That ending scene where the wayne family was killed leaving the little boy was also in batman vs superman. Where his mom was killed and her necklace was ripped off. So the little boy is batman.

                                • Rodrigo Lopez Cardenas

                                  If any of you see the movie again, pay attention to the clocks. Apparently they’re all in the same hour, meaning that time never moved. At the end he says “you wouldn’t get it” and that could mean that he just imagined the whole thing up in a minute and just laughed about.

                                  • Innocent Smoothie
                                    Innocent Smoothie  2 days back

                                    The last sentence is the most important: Its up to the individual person to decide what is true and what is not true in the movie :)

                                    • Dee Thang
                                      Dee Thang  2 days back

                                      I’m going to hate if Batman kills this joker 😰

                                      • flaming hot cheetos
                                        flaming hot cheetos  2 days back

                                        the first half of the movie really disturbed me, like something’s wrong with my head

                                        • Anna Jensen
                                          Anna Jensen  2 days back

                                          His mentality. I like, can’t even

                                          • thomas marti
                                            thomas marti  2 days back

                                            I hate this boring movie. Bad script, bad score... boring, boring, boring!

                                            • Helen Hyeseung 鄭惠丞 Jung

                                              Looks like real life of Joaquin. Spooky. Stunning acting

                                              • kaushal malvankar
                                                kaushal malvankar  2 days back

                                                Why do you say TW ISNT THOMAS WAYNE.... OF COURSE ITS HIM, WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW FROM TW😑😑

                                                • Shanu Kaushish
                                                  Shanu Kaushish  2 days back

                                                  What needed explanation?
                                                  i am confused

                                                  • Suraj assijani
                                                    Suraj assijani  2 days back

                                                    "The worst thing about mental illness is that people expect u to behave as if u don't"

                                                    • romina bailey
                                                      romina bailey  3 days back

                                                      if you know you know


                                                      • RK reddy
                                                        RK reddy  3 days back

                                                        Everybody is awful these days...

                                                        • Lucy Irvine
                                                          Lucy Irvine  3 days back

                                                          " _Batman is what Gotham needs but doesn't deserve_ .
                                                          _Joker is what Gotham deserves but doesn't need "_

                                                          • Japaneeso 97
                                                            Japaneeso 97  3 days back

                                                            I believe it was all in his head

                                                            • Janak Singh
                                                              Janak Singh  3 days back

                                                              Well if all of it was inside his head then how did thomas wayne die 😑

                                                              • Waseem Raza
                                                                Waseem Raza  4 days back

                                                                Now I don't know whether I've watched this in real or is just an illusion 😵

                                                                • Declan McCartney
                                                                  Declan McCartney  4 days back

                                                                  What did you think of the portrayal of Thomas Wayne, I didn't think it had much continuity with that of Batman Begins

                                                                  • MoshMoshTv Theories
                                                                    MoshMoshTv Theories  4 days back

                                                                    What i think is that wherever he has this laughing symptoms he is in reality and where he is not laughing he is in his mind. He killed Murray in his mind because he did not have this laughing symptom once and in his mind everything goes according to his plan. He thinks himself as a perfect person in his mind. In reality he will flop.

                                                                    • Alex360-Mod
                                                                      Alex360-Mod  4 days back

                                                                      Beautiful Movie. Joaquin Phoenix Perfect. ❤.

                                                                      • Death Scythe
                                                                        Death Scythe  4 days back

                                                                        Ithink this movie was and is garbage

                                                                        • Little D Yu-Gi-Oh!
                                                                          Little D Yu-Gi-Oh!  4 days back

                                                                          So you don't actually explain the ending, just state the obvious mind games the movie presented us that we already were aware of...

                                                                          • JacGamerUS
                                                                            JacGamerUS  5 days back

                                                                            To preserve Joker's vague origins in the comics, what would u rather have:
                                                                            a. Arthur is the real Joker and the story is his imagination
                                                                            b. He is the first one and the real Joker is inspired by him in the future
                                                                            Type the letter of your choice

                                                                            • Holly Owens
                                                                              Holly Owens  5 days back

                                                                              You Gus lost that plug when you killed mom

                                                                              • Holly Owens
                                                                                Holly Owens  5 days back

                                                                                Sophie, give me a break

                                                                                • Mateo Perić
                                                                                  Mateo Perić  5 days back

                                                                                  You fail about explanation

                                                                                  • Aayush Paul
                                                                                    Aayush Paul  5 days back

                                                                                    If the Murray's interview was an llusion then why would Arthur think that the man will tell him to call Murray Mr. Franklin. That scene was real.
                                                                                    Only the last scene can't be real because it can be the scene when Arthur was in hospital before.

                                                                                    • Mary Ferrari
                                                                                      Mary Ferrari  6 days back

                                                                                      Arthur is Thomas Wayne son, Thomas Wayne forged & all these documents about penny and put her in Arkham hospital, he's rich and powerful man

                                                                                      • Moroccan Monbebe
                                                                                        Moroccan Monbebe  6 days back

                                                                                        So I just realized that Batman is the joker's half brother!! The joke on me lol

                                                                                        • Moroccan Monbebe
                                                                                          Moroccan Monbebe  6 days back

                                                                                          Not gonna lie those 3 guys from the movie deserved to be killed. Wasn't sorry for them

                                                                                          • flowkeys tree
                                                                                            flowkeys tree  6 days back

                                                                                            I hope they make a part two where it's still from arthers point of view and Batman's actually the criminal saving the rich and greedy from the poor and needy

                                                                                            • That Guy
                                                                                              That Guy  6 days back

                                                                                              Just watched it this evening, loved the cinematography...

                                                                                              • 46chambersoflife
                                                                                                46chambersoflife  6 days back

                                                                                                this should be called "The ending of joker explained by a guy who didn't get it"