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

Birt 29 apr 2021
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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
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  • This looks like something a game theory hater would make as a parody

  • 2:15 ɪᴘʜᴏɴᴇ 12 ᴘʀᴏ ɢ.ɪ.ᴠ.ᴇ.ᴀ.ᴡ.ᴀ.ʏ ʙʏ ᴀᴘᴘʟᴇ ❤️😘 ..👍 Clickhere : !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候1 1620500699

  • sweet with your kid story but I don't think your child wants a digital footprint by the age of 2

  • Ok so Most of the minions are just clones right. So the minions in minions aren’t minions but clones of the original minions which makes them minions right.

  • Video theory: how old is alice green from Big city greens

  • Saying Gru isn't cute is like saying Shrek isn't love. You're gonna get some fury.

  • Major issues with this. A. We are not positive that the minions we follow in Minions are the ONLY minions, there could be paralleled sets around the world. B. As the initial minions do not reproduce, they cannot have evolved through traditional means. They would need some sort of mutagenic cancer to replace old tissues with new ones. This also implies that minion immortality comes from some sort of regenerative properties. However, if the minions did have some sort of miracle evolution cancer cells, due to the complete lack of natural selection, it is statistically impossible (citation needed) for the minions to all evolve paralleled to each other, and the differences would be essentially random.

  • Gru also asks about one Minion's wife, so uh . . . what?

  • 2:07 3.5?

  • They don't even get dental

  • OliPat/MiniPat/Tiny Theorist is the cutest thing ever for me, not gonna lie

  • Minions are real!

  • Hey can you look at omega mart, its a really weird series of ads that reminds me of the 90's type ads

  • make a theory about mrs puffs dark secret

  • in soul the disney pixar movie at exactly 00:06:01 joe's old student says "this is the cat ive been telling you about" and later at exactly 00:36:26 he is a cat! And in ice age 3 how did the dinos survive and go onderground

  • Minions are not humans why would you think of that

  • I have a theory idea. ,Who’s faster sonic or the flash

  • Despicable Me is not a kids movie it’s a family movie it’s not just for kids.

  • Can you do a theory on RWBY?

  • MatPat You Should do a film theory on Coraline!!

  • Since the new a quiet place movie is coming out soon, could you do a theory on how to survive a quiet place?

  • Here’s a new theory: The girl from nowhere And what is she

  • Film theory idea: Simpson predicts

  • Could u do a theory on what makes the super solider serum ps. Lov ur videos they always make my day😃🤗

  • Also unsurprising about how Knute should have definitely been put behind bars

  • You said in your fifth video you said you would do a Fantastic beasts theory but I have an idea for an HP one how about how Umbrage should’ve been put behind bars right when she walked into Hogwarts

  • I thin you should do more Scooby Doo just because this series is my childhood and it seem the last episode when you talked about it was pretty successful i mean 5m views not bad.

  • Does anyone else really want matpat to make a miraculous theory

  • I just got a new song / game / film theory well I was just listening to the Bill cipher rap on ISchats and well when it makes rain noises at the beginning and his eye gets bigger some pictures of bendy and the ink machine show up and maybe Bill cipher is working with Joey Drew because well they're both evil and well if he's been to the ink machine area where you the person are he probably seen you and is probably helping bendy this is just a theory I have so maybe it's true maybe you could do a video on it one day by the way I'm a big fan I've been watching ever since I was 10 years old I have grown up watching your videos and well you just made my life a better place with your videos I really call me cuz I am such a gamer geek knowing there's other people like me makes me feel a little safer because I get picked on a lot because of it so knowing there's more geeks like me makes me feel safe...

  • Does that mean Gru can, unmmm clone children.

  • 5:10 best part lmao

  • Wait I forgot Bruce Willis was apart of this universe😆👍👍

  • 2:06 how triggering xD

  • 8:38 I can't be the only one who read _"FINAL"_ as... something else

  • Film Theory Idea: how many crimes did Principal Dwight commit in Middle School: Worst years of my life

  • 8:56 i heard originally these creatures that shall not be named were manufactured that was debunked when the 2016 film came out maybe its still kind of canon

  • 1:57 they got him

  • 1:12 that is why the film is so marketable

  • You caused paremts to go bankrupt

  • You dominated memes

  • Mistake

  • ....well l brith in 2012 ...

  • Mat you should do a theory on this show I stumbled upon it and it's some type of fnaf thing.

  • You guys should do a theory on who would win omni man or metro man

  • suggestion: Check out infinity train, you can get a BUNCH of theories out of it and it's an AMAZING show

  • that title tho...

  • or they grew after the 230 left

  • Considering the fact that they always help the most evil people, the wacky yellow tic tacs probably took part in the Khmer Rouge, Taliban, ISIS, the Rwandan genocide, Al Qaeda, the Rohingya genocide, South African apartheid, the Tiananmen Square massacre, Pinochet's Chile, North Korean regime, Guantamo Bay and countless other horrible events, thus being responsible for the death and suffering of millions of people.

  • You should do a theory on the show invincible, how to beat omni man

  • just want to point out that if we cloned a human it would still be considered a human despite being a clone. therefore even if they are not the original the minion clones are still minions in their own right

  • Do I theory on how would win marvel or d.c

  • mutant Tardigrades. gru spliced the dna from space bears and the original minions to form an indestructible, but incredibly dim and pliable servant race.

  • wait s min how did gru name all of them :>

  • I do agree but i dont truly agree i've honest your runing the like's of kid so shutup and suckup some ice cream babye

  • Do you actually get paid for destroy out childhoods=)))No hate appreciate the hard work keep it up.

  • Haven’t been here in a while and my dude already popped out a child

  • The reason this is G rated is because of the mass "Genocide"

  • I forgot children age so hearing lil Ollie speak confused my 5 am brain so much

  • fake

  • Hey Matt! I know how much you love a good animation and i want to talk about a movie from 1982 "The Last Unicorn". I loved it as a kid and somehow made me believe Disney ain't got none of the gold this movie had. Throughout the years i kept talking to my friends about it but nobody remembers it. Please give ot a chance because i just know you'll love it! Hope you see this

  • But those where fart guns, not their farts

  • a clone of a minion is a minion.

  • I have a theory that I want to know the answer to: Can you do the Rasengan from naruto in real life?? - normal Rasengan - ultimate rasengan

  • MatPat: Maybe some Minions were humans My brain: *Shingeki no Minion*

  • Who else wants to see a Despicable Me and Incredibles crossover 🤔

  • Lol funny Intro


  • Gru literally stole the queen's cron when he was like what, 11?

  • 1:56

  • To be fair Matpat the minions actually talk in French, English, Spanish, Hindi, and Korean

  • Can you do a theory about glitch tech’s Miko is a glitch 🙃

  • How do you know that there were minions somewhere else that would be the most logical answer

  • They’ll probably follow gru’s daugthers and so on and so on

  • Mr beast might come for you bro

  • TWO YEARS?? its been two years already since back when then? ..... wow. Its terrorfying at times to consider how time skips ahead how it does. Congrats

  • Here me out the minions were originally cells so I think that how there amounts keep getting bigger so that mean the water or something in the water keep generating minions cell and the cells evolve

  • Their just more under water bc their a mix of monkeys and planktons that grew

  • Film theories: Color Crew the hat lies! (My sister was watching color crew so know I have that stupid shoe stuck in my head)

  • Day one of asking matpat to do a theory on and what’s really happening surrounding it and the other EDWIN submission.

  • You should theory about webtoon show everywhere and nowhere.the show is about anny guildenstern and william rosencrantz who are Time Travelers from time before denmark was founded, who also find what that they can't die or age and have ability to travel in any place in history

  • You're kinda over thinking this

  • ok so i'm not sure if matpat has already done this but, I was being forced to watch pokemon with my younger sister, and now that I know animal abuse, doesn't it seem like animal abuse? Like the pokemon are just being captured (against their will) then forced to fight. Then if pikachu is almost dead! ash does nothing! He doesn't end the fight, he doesn't call for a pokemon nurse, no he tells pikachu, to keep going! please forgive my language, but like wtf?!?! Also ash in these series seems like 11! (I know that matpat calculated is age, but he has the mentality of a 11 year old) Ash and the other side characters in the many series, are just kids and wondering around! They shouldn't be taking care of like 100 pokemon! Plus im sure they don't feed them all the time (like the ones that ash just doesn't give a). So new theory, should peta come after pokemon trainers?

  • Wait there’s actual scene in one of the movies or shorts that explains that they were cloned by doctor neffario

  • I’m just wondering if Kirito from Sword Art Online is ambidextrous.

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  • matpat you still think you theory of dory faking is still right?

  • I've been living a lie

  • The minions may or not be clones though they can not fart the professor made a fart gun on accidentally thinking gru wanted it so you are mistaken on that fact sorry for ruining your theory😥

  • Hey MatPat, can you do a video on Wild Kratts, it was my favorite show as a kid, but there's WAY to much stuff that just doesn't make sense, and perhaps some illegal stuff in it.

  • I counted him saying minions about 58 times

  • TL;DW - They're not Minions, because they're actually Minions. 🙄😏

  • Wow

  • Do a theory on the movie "scary movie" please

  • I cant belive its not minions 😳😳😳😳

  • Gru is Kaminoan.

  • I Think U Should Come Up With A Theory Video For The Animated Movie "Epic''

  • Wait you have a SON?

  • now he sounds like a crack head

  • Is this the end of film theory?