Film Theory: The BIG Mistake of Monsters Inc

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By now, most of us know the end of Monsters Inc. The Monsters discover that the screams they've been using as a power source are not the most optimized way to do business. Which, you know, is good to find out given the terror they've been puting generations of kids through. Thanks to the adventures of Sully, Mike and Boo, they find out laughter works even BETTER than the sreams. What I want to know, Theorists, is WHY that is and, more importantly, did the Monsters actually make a big MISTAKE?

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  1. The Scarlet Tunic

    The Scarlet TunicDegi Síðan síðan

    So it would seem that screams are the non-renewable energy reasource of the monster world. And laughter is the renewable energy source. Do you think they had protests in the monster world to switch to renewable energy, like the human world.

  2. Ry Mir

    Ry MirDegi Síðan síðan

    Woah. A Filipino Scientist

  3. egg soup

    egg soup2 dögum síðan

    i live in egypt so i guess i don't need it

  4. Salty Salmoling

    Salty Salmoling2 dögum síðan

    7:52 That line alone deserves a like on this video.

  5. moj mati

    moj mati4 dögum síðan

    4:30 wow they discovered a microphone

  6. ok ko

    ok ko5 dögum síðan

    Bubble boy Released: 08-24-2001 Touchstone pictures Love this goofy movie please make a FILM THEORY. Maybe about the cults prophecy

  7. Dylan Ray

    Dylan Ray5 dögum síðan

    wait i can comment!

  8. Ahmad Zaki

    Ahmad Zaki5 dögum síðan

    Put that empty battery on the teleporting door of a popular playground like Disneyland and they dont need to work at all.

  9. OmegaBold

    OmegaBold6 dögum síðan

    Theory: If the Monsters Inc. world travels back in time to the human world, is there a time dilation? The Abominable Snowman has appeared in lore over centuries ago- yet we see he was in the Monster Inc. world as a postman at the end of University.

  10. Exynth1a

    Exynth1a6 dögum síðan

    Now, I can put in my resume that my school was mentioned in a Film Theory video! nice. Also, the more concerning question we should be asking is how do they get enough energy to power all those portals?

  11. gojirassic

    gojirassic8 dögum síðan

    Philippines pog

  12. JMasterGames

    JMasterGames8 dögum síðan

    Michael Reeves and his scream powered microwave: Pathetic

  13. Exynth1a

    Exynth1a6 dögum síðan

    you do know that it was scream activated, right? making sure



    Philipines in the vid

  15. Grumpy Wolfadile

    Grumpy Wolfadile8 dögum síðan

    shouldn't this go like "The pursuit of happiness is a much better drive than fear of failure"?

  16. Fun Sized Whitty

    Fun Sized Whitty8 dögum síðan


  17. Jason G

    Jason G9 dögum síðan

    i mean silver medal kinda feels about right considering its just a large microphone

  18. terfare fopiqbum

    terfare fopiqbum9 dögum síðan

    The berserk preface eventually hand because atm dimensionally arrange opposite a warm triangle. yielding, maddening difference

  19. • nihi nihu •

    • nihi nihu •9 dögum síðan

    that intro was really funny-

  20. joel erulu

    joel erulu9 dögum síðan

    The outrageous colony mathematically scare because iron chronologically fool amongst a optimal earthquake. curvy, mixed gore-tex

  21. Miles Devine

    Miles Devine10 dögum síðan

    BIG MISTAKE!?!?!?!?!

  22. sebastian

    sebastian10 dögum síðan

    Using a VPN won't work, Netflix catches that you are using it rendering the whole website inaccessible until it is turned off. Have you even tried running NordVPN on Netflix?

  23. Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral

    Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral10 dögum síðan

    Okay okay so wait a minute... Decibels is not like temperature, but it still moves atoms...right?

  24. Bizo132

    Bizo13211 dögum síðan

    Are we gonna forget that Michael Reeves made a scream powered microwave.

  25. Swastik Bhoyar

    Swastik Bhoyar12 dögum síðan

    You dare underestimate the power of friendship

  26. nurse.s4kur4

    nurse.s4kur412 dögum síðan

    I’ve never watched monsters inc and i only watched toy story for the first time 2 weeks ago to maybe it’s time to invest

  27. Callum Law

    Callum Law12 dögum síðan


  28. Elly_the_potato

    Elly_the_potato13 dögum síðan

    Then how was I able to watch wall-e in America

  29. Kyra Kiefer

    Kyra Kiefer13 dögum síðan

    can you do a eb theory

  30. TPG candy

    TPG candy13 dögum síðan

    You ever here a kid or teenager laugh? We laugh really loud to where it sounds like we’re screaming.

  31. Jack Black

    Jack Black13 dögum síðan

    so does anyone know what got GOLD ?

  32. Otaku Boi

    Otaku Boi14 dögum síðan

    you watch whose line? so do me and my family

  33. G G

    G G14 dögum síðan

    vigenar volecaeno 4:51 - classic Ralph. Or... a super subliminal reference to a type of cipher (also a Wiggus misspelling), a small rodent, and an ancient town in Crete.

  34. Hamza Mahmoud

    Hamza Mahmoud15 dögum síðan

    10:27 As an Egyptian I can confirm that fact

  35. eldritchBat

    eldritchBat16 dögum síðan

    Using the crying child’s room from FNAF 4 for the intro...

  36. Jim Lazar

    Jim Lazar16 dögum síðan

    I love the radio in Kirlian

  37. Connor Farrell

    Connor Farrell16 dögum síðan

    how did humans get to a galaxy far far away, in Star Wars

  38. its Alex

    its Alex17 dögum síðan

    9:25 Me: *starts laughing like an idiot*

  39. Brandon Pando

    Brandon Pando17 dögum síðan

    Do you think monsters inc really did all this science before they made the movie 😂

  40. Rando vids

    Rando vids18 dögum síðan

    I looked it up here is what they did student from Airlangga University. Both succeeded in finding foam derived from water hyacinth and cassava flour designed as a thermal insulator or indoor heat barrier.

  41. Norma Erickson

    Norma Erickson19 dögum síðan

    The reason they don't harvest the energy from adults is because if a kid sees it it's probably their imagination and when the kid grows up the thing the imagined it or forget it. But when adults see it they're going to organize and come flooding in the monster world with swords lightsabers harpoon and guns. It's much more risky to deal with adults then kids. Cuz we're all adults have weapons all the monsters have are the things they were born with. And they are not designed to attack because all they have to do is exists near the kid because everything is scary in the dark.

  42. Ulberta

    Ulberta19 dögum síðan

    Mattpat: "The simple act of screaming by itself is enough to trigger a Dopamine release." Me, a history freak: *Trench warfare charge flashbacks*

  43. CookieCakeEater

    CookieCakeEater19 dögum síðan

    Why no stats on what power you could even get from dopamine?

  44. cikha sexy

    cikha sexy19 dögum síðan

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  45. Ernaldo Basa

    Ernaldo Basa20 dögum síðan

    Learning that the Philippines created the sound machines (I don’t know what to call them) and I’m filipino Happy filipino noises (I speak English so don’t judge me k)

  46. Rakhi Singh

    Rakhi Singh20 dögum síðan

    If the made a stress power 🔋 they will only need a hiss To get max power

  47. Muhammad syaifullah

    Muhammad syaifullah20 dögum síðan

    Finally my depression won't go to waste

  48. crimson ice

    crimson ice20 dögum síðan


  49. Dominik Raul Schreiner

    Dominik Raul Schreiner20 dögum síðan

    The thing creating electricity from sound is called a microphone

  50. GenericJoeKid

    GenericJoeKid21 degi síðan síðan

    Me when mattpatt mentions philippines: HMMMM MY PROUDNESS.

  51. Serillane Jade

    Serillane Jade22 dögum síðan


  52. Shin Lee

    Shin Lee22 dögum síðan

    Honestly, if they wanted the loud (but unheard) screams of children they could've just gone to Catholic churches--

  53. Saverio Pescatore

    Saverio Pescatore23 dögum síðan

    Wait...Is your mom Dumpster Hag? :O 6:20

  54. meggypeggy100

    meggypeggy10023 dögum síðan

    Dude I guess I just had the best science fair, everything was unique and interesting, on kid made a mini tornado in a box! And you could stick your hand in it!

  55. Roxor128

    Roxor12824 dögum síðan

    Converting sound into electricity? You mean a microphone? Seriously, that description of the kids' project is a decent description of how a dynamic microphone works. And yes, you can use a speaker as a microphone just fine. The quality probably won't be that great, but it'll work.

  56. Cedric Abao

    Cedric Abao24 dögum síðan

    Welp jokesters are now hired in the next movies

  57. Potato Stars

    Potato Stars25 dögum síðan

    ur videos always make my day AMAZING i watch so many episodes everyday from all 3 channels

  58. Vojtasek 01

    Vojtasek 0124 dögum síðan


  59. Munkhtumur Chinzorig

    Munkhtumur Chinzorig25 dögum síðan

    how is this guy not bilionare

  60. MrSocks

    MrSocks25 dögum síðan

    the doors are like portals in minecraft

  61. henry grant

    henry grant26 dögum síðan

    i bet the 1st prize in that science fair was a volcano

  62. Jeremy Wright

    Jeremy Wright27 dögum síðan

    Aka adrenochrome for dummies

  63. Jayden ghirardi

    Jayden ghirardi27 dögum síðan

    Starting to see a pattern here with MattPat...."and this time, i think I cracked the code"

  64. Samuel

    Samuel28 dögum síðan

    Dude what it is really scary is seen Mike with only one eye i've gotten so extremely use to the face swapped, that nowdays is super uncomfortable seen thy original

  65. Brad Adams

    Brad Adams28 dögum síðan

    How is his editing soooo good

  66. I kinda hate my life tbh

    I kinda hate my life tbh28 dögum síðan

    The gold medal was probably to a baking soda volcano

  67. Alexis ballen

    Alexis ballen28 dögum síðan

    The slimy transaction accordingly deceive because octave startlingly hug since a axiomatic bridge. giddy, accessible lettuce

  68. A50ftfall

    A50ftfall29 dögum síðan

    I stepped on Legos for I don't bother me maybe I just have thick skinned feet I do like to walk barefoot so that might be why

  69. DayzFallingDown x

    DayzFallingDown x29 dögum síðan

    I love it when Americans use the word "snog". You always sound SO uncomfortable. Lots of Love from London, UK.

  70. Kayla Galipo

    Kayla Galipo29 dögum síðan


  71. jonathan lee

    jonathan leeMánuði síðan

    ya im even more convinced that human kind will be shoved into a video game and used as batteries

  72. jonathan lee

    jonathan leeMánuði síðan

    ah yes this proves that we can turn into the matrix's batteries if those sound into electricity things were implanted in us and farmed for sound xd

  73. Martin Jess Chavez

    Martin Jess ChavezMánuði síðan


  74. YamiDucky

    YamiDuckyMánuði síðan

    today's video is actually a guide to understanding if your friends and loved ones really think a joke is funny... cuz after a third time if they aren't laughing it must not have been giving them that dopamine rush like real laughter

  75. Fast Bentley

    Fast BentleyMánuði síðan

    They probably don’t do the parents because they will call the cops and end their entire incorporation

  76. Pinger Pinger

    Pinger PingerMánuði síðan

    lol i dont need i vpn i pirate it (joke)

  77. Stallone Andrew

    Stallone AndrewMánuði síðan

    4:14 Hey Malaysia and Philippines, THERE'S YOUR COUNTRY NAME MAKING AN APPEARANCE 😃

  78. Suliman Amazing

    Suliman AmazingMánuði síðan

    The door can go teleport monsters to another area and its from a door ?!?

  79. canadian narwhal

    canadian narwhalMánuði síðan

    why did they need kids to scream? it would have been more effeitive if they just screamed deretuly into the speakers themselves.

  80. Demonics Inc

    Demonics IncMánuði síðan

    Did anyone ever figure out what did win the gold

  81. kayrose

    kayroseMánuði síðan

    everyone knows baking soda volcanos always win the science fair

  82. Captain Googly Eyes

    Captain Googly EyesMánuði síðan

    So they are actually harvesting dopamine? This is why during the extraction process they cut away and show the canisters being filled.

  83. Aymaan sherief

    Aymaan sheriefMánuði síðan

    Your arrested U r in court Mat pat is your lawyer Makes a strong argument The whole court is on your side!!! Matpat: but hey that’s just a theory B R U H

  84. Maul

    MaulMánuði síðan

    FUN FACT: A film theory is actually the same as a scientific theory

  85. Bill cipher

    Bill cipherMánuði síðan

    You just gotta respect how hard they work on their intros

  86. jjperezz6

    jjperezz6Mánuði síðan

    Matpat as a judge would’ve gave them 5 gold medals

  87. Jake McEntyre

    Jake McEntyreMánuði síðan

    so if they made a bigger version and put it by the runway of an airport how much energy could be produced?

  88. Michele Hughes

    Michele HughesMánuði síðan

    Matpat: talks about science. Me: uhhhhh more math

  89. Jade Ash

    Jade AshMánuði síðan

    Oh. Finally a benefit from living in Egypt xD. We have Monster's Inc.

  90. Jade Ash

    Jade AshMánuði síðan

    Just gonna leave this here. 8:00 Enjoy :3

  91. Spider-Man

    Spider-ManMánuði síðan

    I don’t care how long I have to wait I will see a grown up boo in monsters inc 2 even if I’m 60 by the time it comes out

  92. Ian Hogben

    Ian HogbenMánuði síðan

    4:33 Thats how microphones work

  93. Blender Beanie

    Blender BeanieMánuði síðan

    4:10 microphone, these things are called microphone. im surprised they got silver, instead of laughter

  94. OwO potato 124

    OwO potato 124Mánuði síðan

    I justed watched this movie 🍿🍿🍿 so yeah 😊

  95. Joana Gomes

    Joana GomesMánuði síðan

    But dopamine has nothing to do with energy, dopamine is in our brain, not on the soundwaves we release when we laugh.

  96. Rapid Rash

    Rapid RashMánuði síðan

    I played the video excited to see what i will learn. I missclick and end up at 8:35, the part where he literally said the whole theory in less than 10 sec. Now, i don't know if i wanna watch the whole episode anymore

  97. Sofia Taveras

    Sofia TaverasMánuði síðan

    I like your videos but learn to take a joke its a kids movie No offense :

  98. N Black

    N BlackMánuði síðan

    4:30 you mean, they invented a microphone?

  99. Little miss No name

    Little miss No nameMánuði síðan

    Hello mat-pat can you do one on coralline my theory is that coralline never left the other world (don’t let your child watch this)

  100. Deoxyribonucleic Acid

    Deoxyribonucleic AcidMánuði síðan

    I’ve always been confused as to why they only targeted children. I’m sure any adult would be scared out of their mind if a monster came out of their closet.😂😅

  101. None

    NoneMánuði síðan

    "monsters are just as scared of us as we are scared of them!" Me: bruh but they voluntarily go in a KID'S room!

  102. Clown Princess

    Clown PrincessMánuði síðan

    Yea but some of them that doesnt work in the company would be scared

  103. •Luna Heart•

    •Luna Heart•Mánuði síðan

    Me: ** sitting on our couch eating ice cream and watching horror movies** My mum: what are you doing? Me: Im burning calories 😌 My mum: 😓