Joker Ending Scene and End Credit Scene Breakdown

welcome back everyone it’s Charlie this
is going to be my breakdown of the Joker movie ending hopefully you’ve had a
chance to see the movie we’re doing a giveaway for tickets all you have to do
to enter is just be a subscriber and leave your favorite Joker moment on the
video please do use spoiler tags at least till we get through the weekend
just to give everyone a chance to see the movie and if you have not seen it
just blanket spoiler warning because we will be talking about everything that
happens at the end of the movie most of the questions that I’ve seen you guys
commenting on my Joker movie review video it’s just a question of what is
real and what is fake because the Joker is an unreliable narrator as is his
mother or at least were led to believe that she’s an unreliable narrator because
there are a lot of questions about that picture that she carried around of her
signed by Thomas Wayne with a special message so as seen some fantastic
theories that you guys have had about this but really when we talk about the
ending that starts when he learns that he’s secretly been adopted while he’s at
Arkham Asylum getting his files on his mother she had previously worked for the
Wayne’s about 30 years ago and believed that she had a relationship with Thomas
Wayne at least that’s what she thinks she keeps writing him letters eventually
Arthur reads one of the letters and in it she tells Thomas Wayne that Arthur is
his son so Arthur believes that he’s the son of
Thomas Wayne but because a lot of the events in Arthur’s life he made up and
then you later learned things did not happen the way that he thought that they
happened you’re led to believe that that might be fake he’s not really the son of
Thomas Wayne and his mother was lying the whole time because as Thomas Wayne
says she was institutionalized there are even adoption papers for Arthur inside
her file we learned that the affliction that causes him to laugh the reason
behind his crazy laugh is because of the head trauma he received when he was
as a child so his world starts to unravel he goes
suffocates his mother then begins to just completely fly off the
chain starts painting himself up in Joker makeup his former friend seemingly
that sold him the gun earlier in the film and then ratted him out comes to
visit him because of the police to make sure that he doesn’t tell them the wrong
thing that will get him in trouble he winds up him before he goes on
Murray Franklin’s TV show in full Joker makeup lets his smaller friend go you
were the only one that was nice to me so at this point you’re starting to
question what’s real and what’s fake because he climbs into a roof
and a lot of people think that he actually died in the refrigerator and
the rest of the movie is imagined but the reason why I don’t think that’s the
case is because too much of the movie happens in that last 15 minutes for him
to have all experienced it within his mind while he was inside a
refrigerator so I think the takeaway from the refrigerator is that it’s him
just slowly transforming metaphorically into the Joker character like he goes
into a chrysalis inside the refrigerator then he merges more the Joker than he’s
ever been before the basketball game music swells up as he rolls out of his
apartment in full Joker costume and makeup dancing down the stairs and the
montage that they put in all the trailers but the cops that have been
after him the whole movie chase him into the subway he uses the clown rise up
move it to stop them inadvertently starts a riot in the subway later claims
that he has nothing to do with that movement and Thomas Wayne himself is
also partially responsible for all these people wearing clown masks that I’ll
explain in a second you get the scene of him waiting in the greenroom on the
Murray Franklin show that we’ve seen in all the trailers where he talks to
Maria’s assistant producer played by Marc Maron one thing when you introduce
me can you introduce me as Joker sure thing bud sounds great him being on the
TV show is meant to be a mirror of the dream sequence from earlier in the film
it’s exactly how I imagined it he says so he dances on is this wonderful
introduction he’s charming everyone he kisses the old lady doctor then sits
down and gives his big speech about how society is just as bad as villains how
the rich doesn’t care about the poor there’s this big class war going on
during the movie no one cares about him because rich man Thomas Wayne isn’t
talking about him on live TV the way he was talking about the three
that he earlier on the subway he freely admits to them
and it’s almost like he’s taking this weight off of his shoulders like I’m
tired of pretending that it’s not funny it’s funny comedy is subjective he
claims that he didn’t them to start a movement he’s not political I’m not
trying to start any kind of thing I them because they were terrible
then he calls out Murray Franklin for being just as terrible and he has his
iconic line what do you get when you cross a mentally deranged loner with a
society that treats him like crap you get what you freaking deserve then
Robert De Niro’s character Murray Franklin on live TV
remember this is taking place in the late 70s early 80s so there was no time
to they built into the broadcast system
everybody that was watching Marie Franklin saw that happen the clown
movement that’s happening in the streets during the last 15 minutes of the movie
just boils over everyone just riding everywhere in the streets their fires
cars turned over the Joker throws all this gasoline on that fire with his
presentation he looks into the camera and starts speaking just as the station
cuts him off then things get really subjective this is where you’re really
getting inside his head as he’s being driven away in the back of a cop car
you’re meant to believe that he was arrested by the police and he maybe gave
himself up he’s smiling as they’re driving through
all the riots but then a couple of his admirers wearing clown masks crash an
ambulance into the cop car that has him freeing him then he wakes up on the hood
of the cop car starts dancing basking in the adulation of all these rioting
people wearing clown masks and draws the iconic Joker smile on his face with his
own all this happening while Martha and Thomas Wayne are walking out
of the Excalibur theater getting their Batman origin story where they’re
down by one of Joker’s admirers wearing a clown mask
we’ll call him Joe Chill for the purposes of this video just for
continuities sake he says you get what you deserve guns
them down and Bruce Wayne is standing there over their dead bodies very iconic
Batman moment a lot of people wondered if this was gonna happen because we saw
this shot in one of the trailers this is where it starts to throw you for a bit
of a loop when it comes to false narration what’s real what’s fake
because the camera cuts to him inside Arkham Asylum in this white cell being
interviewed by a psychiatrist he starts laughing and when the woman asks him
what the joke is he calmly replies you wouldn’t get it as the camera cuts back
to Bruce Wayne standing near his parents dead bodies in the alleyway he starts
singing a song and then the camera cuts again to him walking down the hallway
leaving footprints of behind him on the white floor dancing his way out
so because they’re always revealing things that weren’t happening the way
they seemed that they were happening a lot of this is happening in Joker’s mind
you’re meant to wonder what’s real in this final scene and what’s fake here’s
what was real and here’s what’s fake remember the Joker is always imagining
things in his head like he imagines himself on Murray Franklin show when
he’s watching it at the beginning of the film I think everything is real he
really did Murray Franklin on live TV he did surrender to the police but
then they took him straight to Arkham in the scene of him dancing on the cop
hood is probably him just imagining that him inside the Arkham cell that’s real
but when he’s walking away leaving the footprints of blood that’s meant to
imply that he that woman the psychiatrist he was talking to and in
the process of escaping Arkham Asylum this kind of explains why there’s such a
quick seeming time jump from him dancing on the cop car hood to appearing in the
Arkham cell is that the dancing did not happen that’s all in his head
but I do think that Joe Chill Thomas and Martha Wayne giving Batman
his origin story that was real so I know there’s gonna be a ton of theories after
this weekend about them doing a new Batman film with Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker
something completely different outside the DC Universe the reason why
I’m not so sure that that’s gonna happen is because of the new Matt Reeves Batman
trilogy Warner Brothers probably isn’t gonna greenlight a couple different
versions of live-action Batman at the same time based on the age of young
Bruce Wayne here you could say that this is close to being Ben Affleck’s Batman
because Ben Affleck is playing a late 40-something Batman
during his Batman movies but a lot of people have wondered what the joke he
was referring to was when he tells the psychiatrist you wouldn’t understand the
joke I think that was a reference to him finally being lauded as a hero at least
in his mind despite all the terrible things that he did the past few weeks
like I’m the hero and Thomas Wayne is the villain the added level of irony the
Thomas Wayne was partially responsible for his own death because he called all
these deranged people clowns that’s why they were wearing clown masks to begin
with then the meta aspect of both the Joker in Thomas Wayne inevitably
creating their own worst villain so for Thomas Wayne he was creating that Joe
Chill person wearing the clown mask that wound up killing him but the more meta
aspect is as the Joker was inadvertently indirectly creating the Batman by doing
all this – so that’s why he’s saying that the psychiatrist would not
understand it because it’s such a complex but beautiful meta joke Joaquin
Phoenix was actually asked in an interview recently what his character
would do if he were suddenly confronted with someone dressed up like a bat
flying around Gotham fighting crime and his answer was is that his character the
Joker would be incredibly happy at the site he would laugh genuinely ironically
happy but delighted by how his nihilistic view of the world was
seemingly confirmed by this crazy person dressing up like a bat or someone that
he thought was just as crazy as him that gets into more
joke Easter eggs you’re one bad day away from being me the Joker trying to tell
Batman that they’re the exact same person a lot of you are also asking
about the picture of Joker’s mother signed by Thomas Wayne with a really
intimate message on it making it seem like maybe she was telling the truth
about her relationship with Thomas Wayne is if maybe there’s a small chance that
Arthur could be Thomas Wayne’s son but I think that’s mostly just to throw you
for a bit of a loop I do think that she had mental problems I do think that she
imagined her relationship with Thomas Wayne and even if he was maybe kind of
amorous with her they probably never had a child together Arthur really is
adopted because can you imagine what comic book fandom would do if they tried
to say that the Joker was Thomas Wayne’s son the only version of the Joker that
his Thomas Wayne’s son is the Batman who laughs and they have not done him in the
movies yet so just remember that parts of those final 15 minutes of the movie
the ending are fake and imagined in his head some of them are real if there’s
any other big questions that you have about the ending of the movie though
just let me know in the comments below but this does give you a point of origin
for this version of Batman whatever you want him to look like Todd Phillips made
it seem like they’re not planning on doing any sequels but Joaquin Phoenix
might be lured back if the film makes enough money they might find a way to
get him back in a couple years but I think it’s more likely that they would
just do other DC Black Label films with other Batman villains like a really
hardcore r-rated film about the Riddler that would be amazing but the Riddler is
going to be a character during Matt Reeves Batman films so if you have any
other big questions about plot points in the movie or the ending just let me know
in the comments and I’ll try to address that in my other Easter egg videos this
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