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

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Apr 29, 2021




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Qqbeankoko Minute ago
Film theory on invincible?
Marty McFly
Marty McFly 12 minutes ago
Great now do a vid on back to the future!
Shroom1Up 25 minutes ago
but isn't a clone of something the very thing its cloned from? so they are still minions. gru only found a way to raise their numbers
Astrid De Meza
Astrid De Meza 52 minutes ago
Is Raya a princess 👑?
FREESTAR 89 gaming
FREESTAR 89 gaming 52 minutes ago
Here’s a theory @The Film Theorists , can a snail actually race in the indy500 (from Turbo 2013)
mich man
mich man Hour ago
hey mat pat you should make a theory of shin godzilla of what the heck is that thing
Ligitchiken07 Hour ago
Veggietales theroy please
Gloverfield Hour ago
So the floor on the floor is not the floor
Ryan Lesner
Ryan Lesner Hour ago
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.
Actually during the end of the movie you can see it floating by vector
Charming nowhere to hide
something to think about!
Greatest Applejuiceking
Please talk about the bad batch from Star Wars
Reboot 3 hours ago
pls do the movie "the platform"
Sandy Man
Sandy Man 3 hours ago
Minion mini movie shows they are created from same dna in Gru lab
זיו שוסטר
זיו שוסטר 4 hours ago
Can you do more videos of A:TLA especially on fire bending and on how they can lightning bend
Cesalyn Tañega
Cesalyn Tañega 4 hours ago
True i know they aren't minions when i was 10 years old
Baris Klausen
Baris Klausen 6 hours ago
all because minions come back on netflix ????
Teacup Boi
Teacup Boi 7 hours ago
Steven Grayson
Steven Grayson 7 hours ago
So the minions are clones of minions, in other words they’re minions...
Michael Waters
Michael Waters 7 hours ago
Honestly I watched despicable me without liking the minions I never liked them much
Zach FiGart
Zach FiGart 7 hours ago
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 8 hours ago
For a second I thought he was using human sound from worldbox
HVRLCKFB 111 8 hours ago
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 8 hours ago
HEY VIDEO IDEA! How about a theory about Sr Pelo's Spooky Month series???
nathan chastain
nathan chastain 9 hours ago
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 Gamer 9 hours ago
Also as thomas
Kafj302 9 hours ago
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 Fathers 9 hours ago
Tuan Dao
Tuan Dao 9 hours ago
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 Bar 10 hours ago
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 10 hours ago
Forget the minions, I watched these movies for Gru. And obviously Squid Launcher, oh yeah!
qity 10 hours ago
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 111 10 hours ago
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 Surfer 11 hours ago
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 Campos 11 hours ago
hey mat pat how fast is the flash?
Roberto Huerta Huerta
Heres what happened they ate so much bananas that they copied themselves doyyy
Paola Casas
Paola Casas 11 hours ago
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?
eydya 11 hours ago
Sean Tan
Sean Tan 11 hours ago
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 Norris 12 hours ago
Hey Matt can you do a theory on the owl House
kiesha power-arts
kiesha power-arts 12 hours ago
Luisa Collado
Luisa Collado 12 hours ago
" Minions In Minions Arent Minions" wait wha-
ツenzo 12 hours ago
Heres an idea for a theory: DIO'S The World can make a steam roller out of no where
Luis Rodrigo Castillo Álvarez
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 13 hours ago
How GOOD were Minions ACTUALLY????
Daniel S
Daniel S 13 hours ago
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 Goblin 13 hours ago
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 Stormward 13 hours ago
thanks for ruining my day and childhood lol.
J T 13 hours ago
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 May 13 hours ago
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 rash 13 hours ago
i used to like this channel
IANOYTYK 14 hours ago
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 Gaming 14 hours ago
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 Noble 14 hours ago
Aren’t clones still members of the species they’re cloned from?
Gemma Janning
Gemma Janning 14 hours ago
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 Blazed 15 hours ago
O god these poor mind controlled kids
Quinn Carter
Quinn Carter 15 hours ago
Can you go over INVINCIBLE
Dr Gru
Dr Gru 15 hours ago
Hmmm.....i see.....
Nathan Southwood
Nathan Southwood 15 hours ago
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 vlogs 16 hours ago
Mats son is so cute 😻😻😻
rAnDoMgIrL 16 hours ago
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?
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0:00 US-first kids
Thomas Arnoldy
Thomas Arnoldy 16 hours ago
MatPat ducktails season three episode 24 what your fines will surprise you
TeazziezTea 16 hours ago
He’s not a minion because..... *Hes a bean*
Costadinov 17 hours ago
Omg his son is so big! It feels like it was yesterday they announced they were expecting.
Waffles Xtreme
Waffles Xtreme 17 hours ago
RAZZA 17 hours ago
silas frisenette
silas frisenette 17 hours ago
If you clone a sheep, isn't it still a sheep?
AllthingZMas0n 17 hours ago
Who else thinks that MatPat should do a video about the Walten files
Luke Zelenak
Luke Zelenak 18 hours ago
MatPat do the Pixar theory plz your smart so just do it
kit the cats
kit the cats 18 hours ago
FBI open up
FBI open up 18 hours ago
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
Zygi Productions 18 hours ago
Thé Boyś
Thé Boyś 18 hours ago
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 Brocklehurst 18 hours ago
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 19 hours ago
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 19 hours ago
the minion evolved over centuries and eventually become the dominant species and rename the earth Kerbin
Harun Ibrica
Harun Ibrica 19 hours ago
So minions are clones? Whats next, minions execute order 66?
Tertius Bruwer
Tertius Bruwer 19 hours ago
I don't think you should show these Vidoes to your son
Da'dren Borders
Da'dren Borders 19 hours ago
Film Theory How science can give me superpowers and make you longer And Hunger and Say this character is me
OwuraO 19 hours ago
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
yeah good point
BlueCat cartoon's
BlueCat cartoon's 20 hours ago
minions speak comme ça ¿y esto? i never knew.
Tre Twine
Tre Twine 20 hours ago
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 Miller 20 hours ago
My dog's name is Oliver.
Michael Robson
Michael Robson 20 hours ago
Next chanel conspiracy theory
Megan Burge
Megan Burge 20 hours ago
Mat calling his son Bean warms my heart. Matt you are such a good dad!🥰😭
Matthew Paez
Matthew Paez 20 hours ago
Some of them are funny
Gonzalo Pulido
Gonzalo Pulido 20 hours ago
You should do theory if saitama could beat goku
Wyatt Crutcher
Wyatt Crutcher 20 hours ago
Hey MatPat, I have found weird videos on youtube called omega mart? they are weird and mainly creepy.
Mara S
Mara S 20 hours ago
Could u do a film theory on the show you
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 20 hours ago
something to think about!
Mr. chicken
Mr. chicken 21 hour ago
Hallow cool
Hallow cool 21 hour ago
What about rlah the wolf theory
Martin Mamadaliev
Martin Mamadaliev 21 hour ago
Mattpat answering questions we never asked
Delano Mighty
Delano Mighty 21 hour ago
Are we gonna talk about how much Oliver looks like MatPat?
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss 20 hours ago
Do umbrella academy next!
Axob ninja
Axob ninja 21 hour ago
i love yuor chanelds
Axob ninja
Axob ninja 21 hour ago
make a theory about why grownups talks weird in the peanuts movie pls
Theory on future of invincible
LoneWolf772 22 hours ago
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 Tierney 22 hours ago
Idk why, but I really want matt to work on salad fingers now that episode 11 is out...