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

29.04.2021 г.
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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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • what if minions are actually good and all of the evil masters that they served, from the amoeba, to dracula, every single one. they misled to their deaths on purpose, and the only reason gru doesnt die is because he has a redemption arc?

    CiruttaiCiruttaiпреди час
  • ruining my childhood

    Shreyashi AdhikariShreyashi Adhikariпреди час
  • The beggining looks like the typical mobile game add

    PorkYPorkYпреди час
  • This theory is false as there was a scene in despicable me where gru injects a banana that turns into a minion 🍌

    Youssif AbdelmaksoudYoussif Abdelmaksoudпреди 2 часа
  • Mats son is sooo cute 🥰

    Niko NikoNiko Nikoпреди 2 часа
  • Minions are an example of cosmic horror

    You_guyYou_guyпреди 2 часа
  • How do you know the minions that the stuff happened to were not the originals

    Mr. kenneyMr. kenneyпреди 3 часа
  • When I was little I watched them and I was counting how many but I didn't get to count all I get to count 5

    Takla ChamounTakla Chamounпреди 3 часа
  • Mmmmm, thought I accidentally clicked on a False Swipe Gaming vid for a moment there.

    Liam MorganLiam Morganпреди 3 часа
  • My school bag is called despicable and it has minions

    Takla ChamounTakla Chamounпреди 3 часа
    • Minions photo

      Takla ChamounTakla Chamounпреди 3 часа
  • Wow

    Takla ChamounTakla Chamounпреди 3 часа
  • That intro was bad

    CarverCarverпреди 4 часа
  • What if they just cloned themselves

    Big RBig Rпреди 4 часа
  • They are alien maybe?

    Song the beatz!Song the beatz!преди 4 часа
  • day 25 of asking matpat to say matticuspatticus

    if3wasanumberif3wasanumberпреди 4 часа
  • Mat please do a theory on thomas the tank engine

    Dr. xavier or stealth killerDr. xavier or stealth killerпреди 4 часа
  • Then why did you call them minions

    Slime Games developmentSlime Games developmentпреди 4 часа
    • because they are still Grus minions

      Ichi.Ichi.преди час
  • I did *not* watch despicable me for the minions

    Super Fire 64 GamingSuper Fire 64 Gamingпреди 4 часа
  • Your son Is so adorable take good care of him my dude, he has a good heart ❤️

    Chuthex GamingChuthex Gamingпреди 5 часа
  • 1:57 oh noo he got brainwashed

    Saud rrrSaud rrrпреди 5 часа

    Nicole NicoleNicole Nicoleпреди 5 часа
  • “The minions in Minions aren’t actually minions!” Thats a tongue twister if I’ve ever heard one.

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuпреди 5 часа
  • im convinced minions can beat goku

    Jonah EJonah Eпреди 5 часа
  • Megamind is better...I'm saying this because of the intro

    EquinoxEquinoxпреди 5 часа
  • OR there was just more minions all over the world

    Toy007Toy007преди 6 часа
  • i remember i didn't know how to pronounce the name of the movie

    SarcastificSarcastificпреди 6 часа
    • The truths not hiding they literally say they clone them in the short film

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuпреди 5 часа
  • I have not finished this yet, I'm guessing its mitosis or asexual reproduction

    PapayasaurPapayasaurпреди 6 часа
  • “Minions are so dumb that they couldn’t be girls” If “girls” was replaced with “boys” then the entire franchise would be cancelled. Prob just said that so they wouldn’t be cancelled for not having girl minions. Goddamn our generation is fucked😭😭😭

    Jake XavierJake Xavierпреди 6 часа
  • By your own rules minions helped the nazis, Stalin, America in some situations and literally any other dictator or generally evil person you could think of

    DCdangerDCdangerпреди 6 часа
  • I always knew they were clones. I had a version of Despicable Me that came with the three shorts, including Orientation Day. Although originally, I thought all the minions were genetically fabricated.

    Alium 61Alium 61преди 6 часа
  • 1:16 High School Parties in a nutshell

    Junelle GallonJunelle Gallonпреди 7 часа
  • When you see 3 words repeat itself... *Thats when you know*

    Junelle GallonJunelle Gallonпреди 7 часа
  • 8:40 SUS 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨

    Trevor EklofTrevor Eklofпреди 7 часа
  • Well, now we know what the minion floating formula is for.

    Phylis MaddoxPhylis Maddoxпреди 7 часа
  • 0:49 in Latin America is named "Mi villano favorito" or "My favorite villain"

    Nehuen del CerroNehuen del Cerroпреди 8 часа
  • new channel... dad theory

    SoduhSoduhпреди 8 часа
  • waiiiitttt a second ik uur the odd ones out i love all ur vids james ^_^

    Quinn WattQuinn Wattпреди 8 часа
  • i actually have some more proof for your "minions are humans theory", so i forget witch one but in one of the movies there is a scene of gru as a child at school with all of his other classmates running away from him and then in THE SAME FILM there is a scene that takes place in the present where gru is an adult and the minions get scared and run away so maybe gru used some sort of 'invention' to turn humans into minions

    kitchen gunkitchen gunпреди 8 часа
  • Title: The Minions From Minions Aren't Actually MINIONS! me: *W* *H* *A* *T*

    JackieWorld XOXJackieWorld XOXпреди 8 часа
  • The truths not hiding they literally say they clone them in the short film

    Dylan thomasDylan thomasпреди 8 часа
  • Gru clones them it there oritation bounce video

    Dylan thomasDylan thomasпреди 8 часа
  • 8:40

    SpaceDuck 147SpaceDuck 147преди 8 часа
  • The intro is youtube kids

    BlooperToonBlooperToonпреди 8 часа
  • NO 800

    Vick SecretVick Secretпреди 8 часа
  • E minion

    Kiara does flipaclipKiara does flipaclipпреди 8 часа
  • I think they made them but the retconned the lore for money

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza9преди 8 часа
  • The animals in the secret life of pets don’t speak English, they can understand each other by humans can’t understand them

    Paden JeffersonPaden Jeffersonпреди 8 часа
  • The minion in the intro kicked the ball high enough to knock down the Film Theory text.

    Leander AriolaLeander Ariolaпреди 8 часа
  • better theory is minion from megamind

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza9преди 8 часа
  • Does anyone else recognize that song at the start from False Swipe Gaming's competitive Pokemon history videos-

    LizzyLizzyпреди 9 часа
  • Or they could just asexual reproduce

    Cole MossburgCole Mossburgпреди 9 часа
  • Maybe they used the time machine that professor Flux used. And the original minions are immortal then its mean the others will be immortal too

    john christopher capinpinjohn christopher capinpinпреди 9 часа
  • Thank god the minions weren’t in Germany in the fortys

    CarlCarlпреди 9 часа
  • there was a show called I love toy trains

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza9преди 9 часа
  • I always thought that minions are just very advanced mutated bacterias

    Rachael YeungRachael Yeungпреди 9 часа
  • Matpat is gonna ruin Ollie’s childhood before he even has one

    Rage 2000Rage 2000преди 9 часа
  • Universal ride made a thing to turn humans into minions.

    MattsLegoChannelMattsLegoChannelпреди 9 часа
  • Mrbeast: matpat!! Get the frick over here!

    MattsLegoChannelMattsLegoChannelпреди 10 часа
  • It says it's in portugese on caption

    Viro ViroViro Viroпреди 10 часа
  • Maybe the minions evolved to become parasexual and this only happened recently

    GhosteeGhosteeпреди 10 часа
  • Best intro ever lol

    Bluefox 8081Bluefox 8081преди 10 часа
  • 230 To 10,400 Minion clones confirmed

    SnapDragon 3310SnapDragon 3310преди 10 часа
  • Still waiting for that klay world theory, still waiting

    Kel Gin LimKel Gin Limпреди 10 часа
  • But I really want to see a movie that tackles that now

    ellabookhunterellabookhunterпреди 11 часа
  • Well maby instead of clones there were actually multiple minion tribes and the posters were a joke and a distraction

    Jacob StantonJacob Stantonпреди 11 часа
  • That hurts my feilings

    Kim NgoKim Ngoпреди 11 часа
  • how many times did he say minions

    Sharmila MaharasaSharmila Maharasaпреди 11 часа
  • Gru could turn himself into something like a minion.

    Percy Minecraft GamingPercy Minecraft Gamingпреди 11 часа
  • Why do the minions sound like their speaking Japanese to me?

    NathanPlayzNathanPlayzпреди 11 часа
  • POV: you came to see if mr beast commented

    Zinni ZebraZinni Zebraпреди 11 часа
  • Film theory in yellow

    Paula MartinezPaula Martinezпреди 11 часа
  • Wait what about the scene in the original Despicable Me movie where gru in the minions escape from vector’s lair not only they have the ability to glow in the dark but they function as glow sticks MatPat forgot about that theory

    Parker SandahlParker Sandahlпреди 11 часа
  • You ruined my Child Hood

    Rande 84Rande 84преди 11 часа
  • Palpatine: "I commissioned a clone army and even cloned myself!" Gru: *"Interesting."*

    Connor HaroldsonConnor Haroldsonпреди 11 часа
  • I love this scene in the movie and plus it had inspired me to listen boogie fever by the sylvers 7:02

    Parker SandahlParker Sandahlпреди 11 часа
  • I LOATHE the minions. They are the most annoying part of the franchise and I try to ignore them when I see it.

    animagreedanimagreedпреди 12 часа
  • maybe he can clone himself and that clone can take care of them until that clone makes another clone the will do the same thing until that clone clones another clone and so on and so forth

    NicknameNicknameпреди 12 часа
  • 8:57 what is mean: "new race of Serbian creatures" . Its that som insult, idk how to take it.

    Vμm TMVμm TMпреди 12 часа
  • The first Despicable Me was just actually funny. The second one was less so, everything else was just kinda dumb.

    Murphy RutledgeMurphy Rutledgeпреди 12 часа
  • May pat is cracked at uploading my guy

    Anay MahamuniAnay Mahamuniпреди 12 часа
  • Okay so... you see the original minions are from overlord 2007 the game is teen rated but it deserves more attention on how it questions morality

    TzerTzerпреди 12 часа
  • I really wanted MatPat to address the fact that the minions CONVENIENTLY were isolated so they couldn’t partake in any atrocities in the last century, also the minions crucified Jesus

    Pepsi ManPepsi Manпреди 12 часа
  • 7:36 am I dreaming or... The minion is using a fart gun

    BFBC Creator OriginalBFBC Creator Originalпреди 12 часа
  • 6:50 despicable me 1 is a jojo reference

    NateR 1307NateR 1307преди 12 часа
  • 9:45 The statue of liberty is in harbor new york, not LA

    Jonathan CartmillJonathan Cartmillпреди 12 часа
  • Wait.. .. U HAVE A SON ?!!?!!

    goldenfreddy1600 springgoldenfreddy1600 springпреди 13 часа
  • BGworld kids: 0:00

    MistyMistyпреди 13 часа
  • wow I didn’t realize you had a son. that’s awesome.

    sans' humor house.sans' humor house.преди 13 часа
  • Oh my lord Mat calling his son bean- That’s so sweet 😢

    Leaf PrivateLeaf Privateпреди 13 часа
  • What if they just go through a huge mitosis

    The Cat Person UKThe Cat Person UKпреди 13 часа
  • You counted 230 minions in the film I counted 72 times *you* said minions

    Kkinsey ‘Kkinsey ‘преди 13 часа

    Zacker ZanyohZacker Zanyohпреди 13 часа
  • He called Oliver bean 😔💖💖💖 I’m not crying you’re crying

    lost bunnielost bunnieпреди 13 часа
  • Bro your son is so adorable. You are an awesome dad, I mean you stole Christmas minions from mr beast for him. It’s awesome what we will do for the ones we love

    Doodle NoodleDoodle Noodleпреди 13 часа
  • the title is my nightmare come true but just with them demons bit

    Scott GraysonScott Graysonпреди 13 часа
  • Hi im here for the interview. Why i want this job? I need karate lessons

    Oatmealman GDOatmealman GDпреди 14 часа
  • Thank goodness the minions where frozen during the second war or they would have served the bad guy

    xaolim mataleaoxaolim mataleaoпреди 14 часа
  • 10:56 Can we just talk about that like to dislike ratio, sheesh

    Block BuilderBlock Builderпреди 14 часа
  • yellow tardigrade

    NomIsNomNomIsNomпреди 14 часа
  • Bruh the kaminoans are gettin' business

    Landyn LLandyn Lпреди 14 часа