Film Theory: The Minions in Minions AREN'T MINIONS!

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What IS a Minion? That was the question I started with when working on this theory. I wanted to REALLY understand these little guys, so I started searching the movies for information. Well Theorists, I found more that I expected buried in the Minions and Despicable Me movies. A LOT more. So much that I can definitely say that the Minions in the movies are NOT Minions. You'll have to watch to find out WHY!
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  • Astrid De Meza
    Astrid De Meza11 minuter sedan

    Is Raya a princess 👑?

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    FREESTAR 89 gaming12 minuter sedan

    Here’s a theory @The Film Theorists , can a snail actually race in the indy500 (from Turbo 2013)

  • mich man
    mich man31 minut sedan

    hey mat pat you should make a theory of shin godzilla of what the heck is that thing

  • Ligitchiken07
    Ligitchiken0739 minuter sedan

    Veggietales theroy please

  • Gloverfield
    Gloverfield46 minuter sedan

    So the floor on the floor is not the floor

  • Ryan Lesner
    Ryan LesnerTimme sedan

    In the movie the Italian Job they steal a safe full of gold. Why was there a safe filled with gold bars in a privet residence? Why didn't the guards instantly see through the boat decoy? I mean a safe on it's own has a weight of more than a ton. Plus the weight of all that gold. If the safe fell from two stories and landed on a boat it would crash right through it. You would think the guards would take one look at the boat and say " No way that just worked." Plus when the guards are chasing the boat the thieves are under water stealing the gold. Wouldn't that water be filled with trash, human waste, water drainage and all kinds of nasty stuff making visibility near impossible? Are the events that took place in the opening of that movie actually possible in the real world?

  • Gaming with Alex X.
    Gaming with Alex X.Timme sedan

    Actually during the end of the movie you can see it floating by vector

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    Charming nowhere to hideTimme sedan

    something to think about!

  • Greatest Applejuiceking
    Greatest Applejuiceking2 timmar sedan

    Please talk about the bad batch from Star Wars

  • Reboot
    Reboot2 timmar sedan

    pls do the movie "the platform"

  • Sandy Man
    Sandy Man2 timmar sedan

    Minion mini movie shows they are created from same dna in Gru lab

  • זיו שוסטר
    זיו שוסטר3 timmar sedan

    Can you do more videos of A:TLA especially on fire bending and on how they can lightning bend

  • Cesalyn Tañega
    Cesalyn Tañega4 timmar sedan

    True i know they aren't minions when i was 10 years old

  • Baris Klausen
    Baris Klausen6 timmar sedan

    all because minions come back on netflix ????

  • Teacup Boi
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  • Steven Grayson
    Steven Grayson6 timmar sedan

    So the minions are clones of minions, in other words they’re minions...

  • Michael Waters
    Michael Waters6 timmar sedan

    Honestly I watched despicable me without liking the minions I never liked them much

  • Zach FiGart
    Zach FiGart7 timmar sedan

    Off topic from this video, but I’d love to see an honest, broken down analysis of a fight between Bill Cipher and Thanos. According to research on both of them they are both pretty evenly matched. I personally think Bill would win, but a break from this channel would be so cool!

  • MarkEplier-kun
    MarkEplier-kun7 timmar sedan

    For a second I thought he was using human sound from worldbox

  • HVRLCKFB 111
    HVRLCKFB 1118 timmar sedan

    I would love if you make a episode on how strong is the character Anvin in the story of rise of dragons written by Morgan rice like he didn't have any power but he survived being trampled by a army of thousands of huge creatures like a army of them I would like to help it happen in the book of that series forge of valor chapter 13 because I don't want you all to suffer that much at searching book and chapter please make a episode on it I need to know

  • YoyoDrawsStuff
    YoyoDrawsStuff8 timmar sedan

    HEY VIDEO IDEA! How about a theory about Sr Pelo's Spooky Month series???

  • nathan chastain
    nathan chastain8 timmar sedan

    Who would win a 1v1 between a full realized avatar (air bender series or korra/ past lives included) or any of the avengers ?

  • Martin Axel Gamer
    Martin Axel Gamer8 timmar sedan

    Also as thomas

  • Kafj302
    Kafj3029 timmar sedan

    JUST thought of a theory that could change a beloved classic movie. "Willy wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" do we ever see any Female oompa loompas? Could the oompa loompas be minions?

  • Hudson Fathers
    Hudson Fathers9 timmar sedan


  • Tuan Dao
    Tuan Dao9 timmar sedan

    movie : Cloudy with a chance with meatballs | theory idea : Is it possible to make water into food? (or) Can you survive Cloudy with a chance with meatballs?

  • Twix Bar
    Twix Bar9 timmar sedan

    Bro I like your content but could you do a theory about the new Star Wars series the bad batch about how ammega is related to the bad batch because it really bothers me so can you plz take my question or theory of how she is related okay plz take notice.

  • Brayden
    Brayden9 timmar sedan

    Forget the minions, I watched these movies for Gru. And obviously Squid Launcher, oh yeah!

  • qity
    qity9 timmar sedan

    can you do a video on how the other mother from Coraline isn't the true monster, rather the tunnel, something bigger, scarier. this is highlighted in the book :)

  • mining764 111
    mining764 11110 timmar sedan

    hey MatPat, do you think u could do a theory on the new netflix movie the michaels vs the machines ps i cant spell anything

  • Robo Surfer
    Robo Surfer10 timmar sedan

    Do camp camp! I dont know what you would do for camp camp, but i would love if you did a theory on Camp Camp

  • Tara Campos
    Tara Campos10 timmar sedan

    hey mat pat how fast is the flash?

  • Roberto Huerta Huerta
    Roberto Huerta Huerta10 timmar sedan

    Heres what happened they ate so much bananas that they copied themselves doyyy

  • Paola Casas
    Paola Casas11 timmar sedan

    When re you gonna make a video about The Mitchels vs. The Machines? I really like the movie but on you last video about the Emoji breaking law I was wondering if TM vs TM was doing the same thing?

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    eydya11 timmar sedan


  • Sean Tan
    Sean Tan11 timmar sedan

    Theory idea: so in Invisible, apparently the Viltrumite DNA is so pure that Mark is almost pure viltrumite. Could this mean that Mark only inherited dominant genes from his father? Would that make Mark share no physical similarities with his mom? If Mark made a baby with another human, would the kid be 50% viltrumite or still pure?

  • Emma Norris
    Emma Norris11 timmar sedan

    Hey Matt can you do a theory on the owl House

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    kiesha power-arts11 timmar sedan


  • Luisa Collado
    Luisa Collado11 timmar sedan

    " Minions In Minions Arent Minions" wait wha-

  • ツenzo
    ツenzo11 timmar sedan

    Heres an idea for a theory: DIO'S The World can make a steam roller out of no where

  • Luis Rodrigo Castillo Álvarez
    Luis Rodrigo Castillo Álvarez12 timmar sedan

    Yo, do a theory on that Malcolm episode in which Hal has to decide to disconnect a guy in a coma or keep him alive. By the end of the episode we learn he actually took a third choice that was so awesome and convoluted he decided he would never talk about it again.

  • HuffingHeifer88
    HuffingHeifer8812 timmar sedan

    How GOOD were Minions ACTUALLY????

  • Daniel S
    Daniel S12 timmar sedan

    The movie "Taken" part one. I think the dad let's her get kidnapped just to save his family relationship. He becomes the hero when she is rescued. Do a theroy on that

  • Grey Goblin
    Grey Goblin12 timmar sedan

    Wait but if Gru is so good with cloning dna couldn't he just either make HIMSELF immortal or clone himself? Then he alone could care for the minions until the end of time, therefore UN dooming the world:)

  • Alvin Stormward
    Alvin Stormward12 timmar sedan

    thanks for ruining my day and childhood lol.

  • J T
    J T12 timmar sedan

    Oh MatPat.... You forget that Gru has daughters. When he's gone, you know those three crazy gals will be taking over the family business in a variety of ways. Either they'll continue being eccentric super villains, or they'll take up the work Gru began as an international secret agent. All the while, they'll have the minions to back them up, since.... yanno.... the daughters would be the minions next obvious choice as someone to follow. They might be dumb, but they aren't stupid. They aren't going to wander off when the next in line to command them have been living under the same roof as they have for literal years at that point. Then after the daughters are all gone, there's a good chance they'll have had children of their own that the minions can continue to follow. If anything, Gru and Nefario unwittingly created a work force of service for all future generations of Gru's family.

  • Rhys May
    Rhys May12 timmar sedan

    I am not sure where else to pit this so here it is recently I watch a favorite movie of mine the adventures of tin tin and one see got me thinging in this seen a women was able to break a bullet proof case made of some kind of crystal and was wondering of this is possible plans if so how high would there voice need to go

  • azha rash
    azha rash13 timmar sedan

    i used to like this channel

    IANOYTYK13 timmar sedan

    However, it says the Minons seek out the "evilest" thing to follow. Gru isn't isolated- he's actually in a lot of contact with a large portion of the underworld. But the Minons stay with him... Is that because he hasn't died? Or because people are generally a lot nicer in this world?

  • GlitchKids Gaming
    GlitchKids Gaming13 timmar sedan

    Can you make a theory on ninjago next? I Know you've probably never watched it but its one my favorite shows and I really want to see a theory about it.

  • Ben Noble
    Ben Noble14 timmar sedan

    Aren’t clones still members of the species they’re cloned from?

  • Gemma Janning
    Gemma Janning14 timmar sedan

    I know this is completely irrelevant to minions but is anyone else confused at what Charlie's mom says in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? She says: "There's a hundred billion people in this world...". It is just as easy if not easier to say: "Seven billion", which is WAYYY more accurate than a hundred billion, even if it's not an exact number. Please consider this for a future episode! It has been bugging me ever since I saw the movie for the first time!

  • Star Blazed
    Star Blazed14 timmar sedan

    O god these poor mind controlled kids

  • Quinn Carter
    Quinn Carter15 timmar sedan

    Can you go over INVINCIBLE

  • Dr Gru
    Dr Gru15 timmar sedan

    Hmmm.....i see.....

  • Nathan Southwood
    Nathan Southwood15 timmar sedan

    Can u do a theory on who is the muffion man is ples ty I been all ways try figer out who he is

  • Flame Fox vlogs
    Flame Fox vlogs15 timmar sedan

    Mats son is so cute 😻😻😻

  • rAnDoMgIrL
    rAnDoMgIrL15 timmar sedan

    Is it just me or does anybody else wonder If you put all the universal studios all the Disney worlds, and all the Disney lands together, how many miles that would be?

  • Random youtube account
    Random youtube account15 timmar sedan

    0:00 SEblack kids

  • Thomas Arnoldy
    Thomas Arnoldy15 timmar sedan

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  • TeazziezTea
    TeazziezTea16 timmar sedan

    He’s not a minion because..... *Hes a bean*

  • Costadinov
    Costadinov16 timmar sedan

    Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.

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  • silas frisenette
    silas frisenette16 timmar sedan

    If you clone a sheep, isn't it still a sheep?

  • AllthingZMas0n
    AllthingZMas0n16 timmar sedan

    Who else thinks that MatPat should do a video about the Walten files

  • Luke Zelenak
    Luke Zelenak17 timmar sedan

    MatPat do the Pixar theory plz your smart so just do it

  • kit the cats
    kit the cats17 timmar sedan


  • FBI open up
    FBI open up17 timmar sedan

    Love you matpat BUT i thought it was just common knowledge that Gru made most of the minion's.(will admit the rest of the video did not expect tho)

  • Zygi Productions
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  • Thé Boyś
    Thé Boyś18 timmar sedan

    Hey Matt idk If you will see that but you should do a theory on Invincible on why omni man killed the gaurdians of the globe

  • Luke Brocklehurst
    Luke Brocklehurst18 timmar sedan

    I still prefer the original idea that Minions were created by Gru and Dr Nefario's genetic engineering experiments. It was mentioned in an animated short that was on the DVD release of the first movie.

  • やな
    やな18 timmar sedan

    what a way to give food for thought, i'd go crazy if i ever need to serve a fickle minion as my boss

  • clintusmaximus
    clintusmaximus18 timmar sedan

    the minion evolved over centuries and eventually become the dominant species and rename the earth Kerbin

  • Harun Ibrica
    Harun Ibrica18 timmar sedan

    So minions are clones? Whats next, minions execute order 66?

  • Tertius Bruwer
    Tertius Bruwer18 timmar sedan

    I don't think you should show these Vidoes to your son

  • Da'dren Borders
    Da'dren Borders18 timmar sedan

    Film Theory How science can give me superpowers and make you longer And Hunger and Say this character is me

  • OwuraO
    OwuraO19 timmar sedan

    Hey Matpat, you should look at How to Make a Slow-Cooked Beef Stew by HowToBasic. I think it's more mysterious than we think.

  • Iliana Jackevičiūtė

    Iliana Jackevičiūtė

    18 timmar sedan

    yeah good point

  • BlueCat cartoon's
    BlueCat cartoon's19 timmar sedan

    minions speak comme ça ¿y esto? i never knew.

  • Tre Twine
    Tre Twine19 timmar sedan

    I think that you might be wrong about try creating more minions being a curse if minions have been killing villains since the dawn of time except for the one villain that wasn't evil. Arent they more likely to be secret agents for good?

  • Jonathan Miller
    Jonathan Miller19 timmar sedan

    My dog's name is Oliver.

  • Michael Robson
    Michael Robson19 timmar sedan

    Next chanel conspiracy theory

  • Megan Burge
    Megan Burge19 timmar sedan

    Mat calling his son Bean warms my heart. Matt you are such a good dad!🥰😭

  • Matthew Paez
    Matthew Paez19 timmar sedan

    Some of them are funny

  • Gonzalo Pulido
    Gonzalo Pulido19 timmar sedan

    You should do theory if saitama could beat goku

  • Wyatt Crutcher
    Wyatt Crutcher20 timmar sedan

    Hey MatPat, I have found weird videos on youtube called omega mart? they are weird and mainly creepy.

  • Mara S
    Mara S20 timmar sedan

    Could u do a film theory on the show you

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss20 timmar sedan

    something to think about!

  • Mr. chicken
    Mr. chicken20 timmar sedan

  • Hallow cool
    Hallow cool20 timmar sedan

    What about rlah the wolf theory

  • Martin Mamadaliev
    Martin Mamadaliev20 timmar sedan

    Mattpat answering questions we never asked

  • Delano Mighty
    Delano Mighty21 timme sedan

    Are we gonna talk about how much Oliver looks like MatPat?

  • Ask to seduce Miss

    Ask to seduce Miss

    20 timmar sedan

    Do umbrella academy next!

  • Axob ninja
    Axob ninja21 timme sedan

    i love yuor chanelds

  • Axob ninja
    Axob ninja21 timme sedan

    make a theory about why grownups talks weird in the peanuts movie pls

    SLICKWILLLY GAMING21 timme sedan

    Theory on future of invincible

  • LoneWolf772
    LoneWolf77221 timme sedan

    Was Antman in end game a product of the hidden universe quantum view. He only showed up in that universe because that was the universe he wouldn't die. He was in the quantum realm where he could easily change worlds. If he died he would be superseded by the universe.

  • Django Tierney
    Django Tierney22 timmar sedan

    Idk why, but I really want matt to work on salad fingers now that episode 11 is out...

  • Kitty Springy
    Kitty Springy22 timmar sedan

    I watched coralline and there was a red stain on her dad’s shirt when he was putting her to bed in the normal world. There’s also quite a few secrets you didn’t cover for Coraline.

  • the hoodie squad
    the hoodie squad22 timmar sedan

    You should do who's archers dad from archer

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    A Theory Idea : Can Tanjiro really smell what your feeling (from Kimutsu no yaiba/demon slayer