Film Theory: Star Wars, How The Mandalorian PROVES the Empire was Right!

14 nóv 2020
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With the return of The Mandalorian season 2 to Disney+, I felt it was about time to also return to a Star Wars theory. In a previous theory, I talked about how the Jedi could be construed as an 'evil' order. Today, I'm taking that kind of idea and flipping it to talk about the Empire itself! I think The Mandalorian provides us with even more clues that the Empire may not be as wrong in it's philosophy as we thought! How? Why? Well Theorists, make sure you Baby Yoda is somewhere safe because this is about to take a turn to the dark side...
0:38 - This is referencing two different studies citing two different percentages. It is not between 31% and 58%, it is both 31% and 58% percent results from the two studies.
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  • Let's just say that the Republic, the Empire, and the New Republic were all shitty in their own unique ways.

    Jiho KimJiho Kim2 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well, following along that logic you could make the same points about the Nazis.

    RyoMassakiRyoMassaki4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Both the Empire and Republic had a goal in the interest the people, it just was corrupted, pretty much by Palpatine

    MuffinManStreaming Lavenous gamingMuffinManStreaming Lavenous gaming4 klukkustundum síðan
  • The Empire weren’t the total bad guys, but playing off their actions as justified is a bit much, some things they did were good, but the means didn’t pay off with the ends, they did protect the Galaxy from merciless chaos (in some places) they enslaved a lot of species to build their war machine.

    MuffinManStreaming Lavenous gamingMuffinManStreaming Lavenous gaming4 klukkustundum síðan
  • And a lot of the goals and ideals the empire thought they sought out to achieve was propaganda for Palpatine to gain public support to satisfy his hunger for power, the Sith sought power out for themselves and were ruthless and hurt anyone in their way.

    MuffinManStreaming Lavenous gamingMuffinManStreaming Lavenous gaming4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Except for aliens, because most members of the Empire were xenophobic and even the most talented officers like Thrawn were kept in the outer rim, aliens were heavily oppressed, so the Republic failed to do a lot of things but when you look at how the Empire kept power, it kept the core worlds happy because to them, nothing changed from how things were done in the republic, I like watching your videos, but Star Wars is always a layer deeper that a few days of research. No one is the good guy, it’s all from certain points of view, Jedi are heroes to some people and the Sith are heroes to others. Many interests go into the picture and both the republic and empire failed to keep ethical and just practices.

    MuffinManStreaming Lavenous gamingMuffinManStreaming Lavenous gaming4 klukkustundum síðan
  • Baby yoda is NOT baby yoda in the mandalorion its a different creature

    Godzillaboi 21Godzillaboi 214 klukkustundum síðan
  • 10:16 stopped here

    thejekky_brthejekky_br7 klukkustundum síðan
  • So what you're saying is... Winning was easy, governing's harder?

    Morgan SzymanskiMorgan Szymanski7 klukkustundum síðan
  • Its almost as if the Empire represented capitalism and the new republic is socialism.. Lol

    brooksysdeadbrooksysdead8 klukkustundum síðan
  • "The Foundations of Star Wars"

    Kaizoku JimbeiKaizoku Jimbei8 klukkustundum síðan
    • "The Heart of Star Wars"

      Kaizoku JimbeiKaizoku Jimbei8 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sequel sucks who doesnt know that.

    Frost D.HFrost D.H9 klukkustundum síðan
  • The thing is if they followed paptdate then the world would end bc they would exsplode the world and then there would be now one to help people who are getting hurt bc the people would be following paptadate sorry if im jinking the name so you were right but also wrong sence then the planet would end and there would be no planet to be the leader of and if the rebls/good guy and bad guys got htere way it would be more nice but not a very good civalizatioun

    Alora DavisAlora Davis12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Slavery, mistreatment and exploitation were just shifted to a huge organized Dictatorship under imperial rule. They did nothing better than the Republic, except they sold it as serving the greater good.

    Markus SchrammMarkus Schramm13 klukkustundum síðan
  • So the new republic is basically the UN

    kingtiger 43kingtiger 4315 klukkustundum síðan
  • so when will you do a film theory on hill house and bly manor?

    Briana YorksBriana Yorks17 klukkustundum síðan
  • The real reason for the empires huge military, the real reason for the death star was because sidious knew they would be invaded. He had been beyond the galaxy's edge, where he encountered the Yuuzhan Vong. An alien race who considered mechanical technology blasphemy, who would slaughter or enslave everyone in their path.

    Revenant666Revenant66617 klukkustundum síðan
  • Imagine agreeing with space fascists

    MoocenMoocen17 klukkustundum síðan
  • I honestly think the empire is good. I will not be brainwashed by the jedi

    Why the fuck is Everyone so damn salty.Why the fuck is Everyone so damn salty.18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Are you seriously telling me the fascist autocracy that barely lasted two decades was a superior system of governance to the democracy that lasted over twenty thousand years?

    mariochaosspearmariochaosspear19 klukkustundum síðan
  • this is my new favorite video.

    Sean DoughertySean Dougherty21 klukkustund síðan
  • Counter point: sure, the system of moffs and grand moffs dividing the galaxy into sectors may have helped with infrastructure and order, But those people that the moffs ruled over did not have representation. Especially in the outer rim, the moffs ruled very similarly to colonial governors, only interested in the resource potential of their constituency, with no regard for the citizens. Look at kashyyyk.

    Owen HalbleibOwen Halbleib21 klukkustund síðan
  • Hey matpat can you make a theory about stormtroopers and the fall of the clones at the end of the clone wars

    David1jones 17David1jones 1721 klukkustund síðan
  • This whole episode is a metaphor for real events happening in our world. our controlling overlords are the empire and the republic is the resistant freedom fighters of our world.

    Quaid ShaukatQuaid Shaukat22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sooooo MattPat has been recruited by the illuminati and is feeding us socialist philosophy.

    Quaid ShaukatQuaid Shaukat22 klukkustundum síðan
  • This sounds like communism lol

    Skyler MoormanSkyler Moorman22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Execute order 66

    axeaxeo oneaxeaxeo one22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well, that's wrong on a lot of ways, even Mandalore itself, who was a planet that just had conquered it peace back had all of it's citizens turned into slaves once the Empire took control. And for all we can see is obvious that the conflict is still going, but just because the rebels regained control just a little while ago and the universe is a giant thing to coordenate. Even the conflict itself is not over because that's a lot of Empire cells scatered away throught the universe, that is so real that in the future we see the rise of the First Order with the control of a lot of planets.

    thomasclazarouthomasclazarouDegi Síðan síðan
  • There have been books in the Star Wars universe showing the empire as oppressing planets to produce crops for the imperial army. The empire is also shown to support people who only think of themselves, much like the old republic.

    Pimaster JPimaster JDegi Síðan síðan
  • Well, I think everyone knew this whole thing cause the Outer Rim was treated so badly, planets were cut off just cause they didn't want to support a cause that screwed them, etc

    Ian GoffIan GoffDegi Síðan síðan
  • Am I the only one that thinks it would be better if planets ruled themselves and the republic was more like the UN? Obviously not a perfect system, I get that. But in every trilogy Palpatine was manipulating everything in the gov if not str8 up calling the shots as emperor. The republic was full of corruption, from Palpatine and groups like the trade federation and kamino that were on Palpatines payroll. But if the republic were just a loose quasi alliance of systems, it would be much much harder for a sith lord to manipulate everyone. And the clone Wars would never happen if the republic didn't have authority to stop the separatists from leaving. (Honestly, if it weren't for the fact that the separatists were lead by dooku and gunray etc, I would side with them bec if they thought the republic was bad they should be able to leave). And there can still be intergalactic law against slavery for example and they could have a militant force to enforce said laws if necessary, or ask a trusted system to send their military, which the UN has done. They could also host negotiations btw systems that are considering war or are at war. The republic asked the jedi to do so (like in ep 1) and the jedi can hold their own if violence breaks out. Not perfect, still lots of problems (you would know since that is how our international politics is ran), but o think it's the best way to prevent dark side corruption, and it puts less stress on the republic so they can get real actual problems figured out

    Emma HowardEmma HowardDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hey Mattpat I have a question than a theory but how would YOU rule the star wars galaxy. Would you rule like the Empire or set up another Republic called New New Republic.

    I hike a tonI hike a tonDegi Síðan síðan
  • fun fact : the species of the child, yoda and yaddle doesn't have a proper name and is called "yoda's species" even by one of the creators of star wars

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDegi Síðan síðan
  • The Empire destroyed the wookies and turned them into slaves. But i can see where you come from

    Tommy FrancisTommy FrancisDegi Síðan síðan
  • What about the Wookiee’s they were enslaved

    joseph jordanjoseph jordanDegi Síðan síðan
  • any other libertarians here rolling thier eyes when matpat said that if you give up all your liberty and give the galactic government total control they will make you safer

    Vincent UrquhartVincent UrquhartDegi Síðan síðan
    • always look forward to your videos !!

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDegi Síðan síðan
  • Meh Star wars is boring

    J WillJ WillDegi Síðan síðan
  • I always did like the Empire more than the Rebels.

    I Don’t KnowI Don’t KnowDegi Síðan síðan
  • Oh dear oh dear

    Amit KumarAmit KumarDegi Síðan síðan
  • Based off the books, the Empire didn't leave the Ewoks alone. The Empire destroyed several Ewok villages on initial arrival because the were "pests in the way."

    Angel TaniyaAngel TaniyaDegi Síðan síðan
  • O

    Quion das JJQuion das JJDegi Síðan síðan
  • Children are stolen by the empire while their parents are killed ≠ children willing going with Jedi with parents approval. All of your premises are crappy here.

    Chris MartinChris MartinDegi Síðan síðan
  • Bruh

    Sam ShaneSam ShaneDegi Síðan síðan
  • The prosperity of some planets was achieved by exploiting others during the Empire's reign. You can find more about that in Thrawn, Lost Stars and Ahsoka novels. So yeah, so much about the theory that Empire was bringing prosperity to Core and Outer Rim worlds alike :P

    Jacob StankiewiczJacob StankiewiczDegi Síðan síðan
  • the new mandalorian proves or biggest worrys

    Jill RubinoJill RubinoDegi Síðan síðan
  • I don’t even watch Star Wars and/or don’t know the timeline. But ok.

    ElegatorElegatorDegi Síðan síðan
  • At least when the first order happens the Jedi were like, at least good people

    Luis FelipeLuis FelipeDegi Síðan síðan
  • The Tarkin doctrine sounds a lot like communism to me

    Minecrafter 0Minecrafter 0Degi Síðan síðan
  • Darth Vader was a jobs creator! Look at all the people employed on the Death Star!

    Cobra CommanderCobra CommanderDegi Síðan síðan
  • Remember, history is written by the winners

    Minecrafter 0Minecrafter 0Degi Síðan síðan

    Moses TrevinoMoses TrevinoDegi Síðan síðan
  • In Luke’s defense the Ewoks were planning to cook and eat him and his friends...

    zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Film theory making excuses for fascism...

    DrudenfuszDrudenfuszDegi Síðan síðan
    • Well it's not the real world so?

      Legate RemeLegate RemeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Not sure I agree with that argument about slavery 🤔

    Directors ChoiceDirectors ChoiceDegi Síðan síðan
  • Me: thinks this is a theory about the child Mattpatt: THINK AGAIN!!

    Eric MyersEric MyersDegi Síðan síðan
    • "Thanks to today's sponser,The Galactic Empire."

      zijuiy wttuyzijuiy wttuyDegi Síðan síðan
  • 3:28 lol he's got backwards hands

    Sanji! The Cigarette Smoking SimpSanji! The Cigarette Smoking SimpDegi Síðan síðan
  • Let's say both sides are ideologic and misusing other people for it.

    Y. A.Y. A.Degi Síðan síðan
  • Next time : The combine were the heros

    Frankie PersonFrankie PersonDegi Síðan síðan
  • I too am a big fan of literal facism

    Ari OkuboAri OkuboDegi Síðan síðan
  • #Thankmas #CallToAction

    Orna GavinOrna Gavin2 dögum síðan

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  • Legit just finished watching the clone wars animated series, there were too many moments when the jedi order refused help or salvation to the neutral or dying worlds, because coruscant was more important to them, ironically enough with everyone but the nobility and the jedi living in near poverty. From what happens in the first scenes of SOLO, we easily see that the empire ain't too bad as a functioning government. Yeah they had their moments, but the republic wasn't even close to the level of development that the Empire had.

    Zachry BinksZachry Binks2 dögum síðan
  • "Once more the Sith will rule the Galaxy and we shall have... peace."

    Cultural SugarCultural Sugar2 dögum síðan
  • the mandalorian seems like lockdown from transformers age of extinction

    Wade PetersWade Peters2 dögum síðan
  • USSR was also great for some poorer regions that totally collapsed with USSR and are still doing very badly. This doesn't make USSR good though.

    Timo425Timo4252 dögum síðan
  • I normally love film theory, but honestly, a full fledged defense of the fascist empire shoulda been called into question before the video was posted. Why not just stick to, “the republic was bad”. We all coulda done without the empire is good bit.

    A.D McCormackA.D McCormack2 dögum síðan
  • YAY!

    Pre abrahamPre abraham2 dögum síðan
  • Dude, don't even try to use anything from the sequels in your videos, we all know that they never happened.

    Echo 18Echo 182 dögum síðan
  • I didn’t even watch this, but I can tell it didn’t age well with the reveal of why the Gideon wants baby yoda. Not gonna say though because spoilers

    JjjaceJjjace2 dögum síðan
  • "Thanks to today's sponser,The Galactic Empire."

    GodfatherGodfather2 dögum síðan
    • Can't wait to r/whoosh Just kidding I copied someone else's comment.. Hohohohohohohoho

      GodfatherGodfather2 dögum síðan
  • is Star wars not more about the chaotic good rebels fighting lawful evil empire, Both sides have Their positive and negatives Both Missing the point of how to provide for all its people. It's great that certain characters talked about bringing balance to the force But understood it to mean completely the opposite.

    Chris GriffinChris Griffin2 dögum síðan
  • About the beginning, I had a project in my high school psychology class where we diagnose a fictional character with a personality disorder. It was really fun

    Ross WalenciakRoss Walenciak2 dögum síðan
  • The war didn't end wih the battle of Endor, it did with the battle of Jakku.

    Happy_97Happy_972 dögum síðan
  • Btw, the Mandalorian didn't take place anywhere near the time of the original star wars movies. Yoda was still very young, so there is no way there was 800 years between the movies. The Mandalorian took place WAAAAAY before any of this happened

    Luke the GreatestLuke the Greatest2 dögum síðan
    • The Mandalorian series takes plays 5 years after the destruction of the second Death Star, not years before.

      DelilahDrakenDelilahDrakenDegi Síðan síðan
  • The book Tarkin is not Legends...

    BreadZBreadZ2 dögum síðan
  • The empire was a better government... unless you are a Wookie or you live on a planet in the outlying system. Admittedly, if you live in the outlying system you are screwed under either government. Just saying with the deals the empire made with the Hut clan on several occasions the outlying system wasn't really much better off.

    John O'KeefeJohn O'Keefe2 dögum síðan
  • Makes sense, innit. Unless you take freedom into account.

    Frenz ScivolaFrenz Scivola2 dögum síðan
  • This isn’t well known by non hardcore Star Wars fans, but in legends the Jedi were the ones who started fighting the sith, the sith just wanted to be left alone and study the dark side.

    LookieLookie2 dögum síðan
  • Since watching star wars in my teens I always though the empire to be the good guys... yes there supreme leaders evil but I can see that there was more prosperity and sucess under the empire then the republic... just my thoughts...

    Psycho CrowPsycho Crow2 dögum síðan
  • Luke convincing the ewoks was so they would not be eaten by them. As for the everyday citizen being happy under the empires rule you forget about all the people they forced into slavery.

    Eddie RichardsonEddie Richardson2 dögum síðan
  • Also that’s how the empire got its solders not by making clones or by stealing young kids but by winning the people in there trust

    The ShadowThe Shadow2 dögum síðan
  • Because of this video, I now believe in the Sith. F**k those rebel scum...

    Soffian ShariffSoffian Shariff2 dögum síðan
  • 0:33 i disagree with that but they aren't the good guys either, the Jedi are extremist and when you go to the extreme of anything you tend to start going wrong and to make matters worse they are an extremist religious group that as part of their training teaches there people to hate others based on their beliefs and are heavily armed i mean what could possibly go wrong with that idea?

    permeuspermeus2 dögum síðan
  • 13:28 MatPat’s clearly never played Ewok Hunt on Battlefront II😂

    Cole DysonCole Dyson2 dögum síðan
  • So... uh... are we just going to ignore the entirety of Star Wars Rebels? In this show alone, the Empire - Burned a mining planet for resources - Enslaved it's inhabitants into the workforce - Enslaved the Wookies - Add puppet leaders to betray their own people - Kidnap children - Restrict output/press - Torture captives - Use a Jedi Master's CORPSE as a way to lure the enemy - Takes Hostages - Bombs an innocent city - Indoctrination of minors The entire show is about showing that the empire is evil, and not redeemable in any way (aside from being efficient) The empire is only good in the same sense that Germany was "good" in WWII which everyone knows is not the case. The Imperial troops are called "Stormtroopers."

    Joseph DarvishJoseph Darvish2 dögum síðan
  • HEY MATPAT! So I have an idea for your fourth channel (to complete the little circle thing in all of your channel logos, food theory being the third one). It could be Life Theory, involving things in the real world. Things like “why do people enjoy __ so much?” You could get I to more science and math stuff, because both science and math are part of real life. Personally, if you did make this, I would love for you to explain why schools teach us stuff we might not even need in the real world. I think that’s a question we all want the answer to. Well, I doubt you’ll actually be reading this comment, but I’m gonna do my best to get it in your sight.

    Vanilla YTVanilla YT2 dögum síðan
  • That’s why I am an authoritarian

    Tommy GannettTommy Gannett2 dögum síðan
    • @Emily An nah I’ve been an authoritarian for a while as in I’m a absolute monarchist and a right wing socialist

      Tommy GannettTommy Gannett2 dögum síðan
    • Cool...super loved it?

      Emily AnEmily An2 dögum síðan
  • Democracy: The God that Failed

    AwsometimeAwsometime2 dögum síðan
    • Real life example of this is Gaddafi

      Emily AnEmily An2 dögum síðan
  • The Empire is literally Conunissum, sometimes good, some time bad ._.

    TheDonaldMcRonaldTheDonaldMcRonald2 dögum síðan
  • What I told you was true, from a certain point of view. You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

    Josh HsojJosh Hsoj2 dögum síðan
  • In legends, the empire was built to face the inevitable yuuzhan vong invasion, palpatine discovered the Outlanders plan for invasion of the galactic republic and decided the old republic was too weak to fight off an invasion of that size, he was right, the new republic nearly lost that war it took a pact with the emperial remnant to stop the invasion. So yeah palpatine was right, but that was the old canon

    slaymaster999slaymaster9992 dögum síðan
  • The new republic only exists for 5 years so they are still building it up.

    yodathanyodathan2 dögum síðan
  • Right so din djarin has to believe that the empire improves every planet it touches. But take in mind that when the empire touched mandalore they killed everybody and stole all theyer resources. Also known as the great purge

    yodathanyodathan2 dögum síðan
  • the new republics biggest failure probably comes from the fact that instead of taking over the empire, they just destroyed it. the empire had a huge advantage when it started because it simply took over the republic and rebuilt it. but the new republic tried starting from scratch, which was stupid.

    XX2 dögum síðan
  • but but sith evil therefore empire evil, jedi good therefore the new republic and old republic is better, duh. ofc I'm being sarcastic.

    XX2 dögum síðan
  • You’re ignoring the: -Wookie Slavery -Ewok Genocide -Tacking and Killing of all Jedi, mostly children -everything about inquisitors -sadistic rule over lothal, and every other city -Project Cinder -Destruction of Jedha and scarif It’s just a authoritarian dictatorship, it’s not good

    Ben SegneriBen Segneri2 dögum síðan
    • even if you knew nothing about star wars this video makes it obvious the empire is bad, he literally said that giving up liberty to the empire makes people safer - just like in every authoritarian dictatorship ever. you know they are going to abuse that power

      Vincent UrquhartVincent UrquhartDegi Síðan síðan
  • 1:10 all classic symptoms of teenagers. I mean seriously, you're comparing a what 10 year old to someone whos like 15-17? also anakin is the way he is because he was constantly called the chosen one, and how he was going to bring balance to the force. yet from his perspective, not being a jedi master was the council looking down on him. and in an ironic sense, his actions only proved that he was an immature teen who wasn't ready to become a master.

    XX2 dögum síðan
  • Why does this sound familiar?

    Lilly McAffeeLilly McAffee3 dögum síðan
  • The most painful part of the sequel book series was the written astonishment at how badly they are doing and how they are literally recreating the conditions that the empire took over from. Also MatPat, would you willing to do videos on topics on Dune? Like how the water reclaiming still-suits might be feasible or is it really possible for humans to become like biological computers.

    Joseph DellavecchiaJoseph Dellavecchia3 dögum síðan
  • The Empire did nothing wrong.

    Scourge 64Scourge 643 dögum síðan