Film Theory: The BIG Mistake of Monsters Inc

11 feb 2021
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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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  • Me when MatPat creates a theory that makes a lot of sense: Happy When he says "It's just a theory, a FILM THEORY!": You just ruined my day. Congratulations!

    Rock girlRock girl28 mínútum síðan
  • I debunk your theory by stating that the energy they use does not come from "sound waves" or "dopamine" but actually emotions = energy in motion. I don't want to get into more details.

    ISUN1PRO9ISUN1PRO99 klukkustundum síðan
  • Me after looking at a meme: *produces happy*

    Melissa HansonMelissa Hanson18 klukkustundum síðan
  • I love the intro

    SpearSpartan0427SpearSpartan042720 klukkustundum síðan
  • Instructions unclear set myself on fire now being treated for 3 degree burns I did lose 12 pounds tho

    David KassaDavid Kassa21 klukkustund síðan
  • Phillipine students: "Invent a sound based energy source" Videoke singers: It's showtime TA TA RA TATA TAAAAAAA

    ItsChevnotJeff 2020ItsChevnotJeff 2020Degi Síðan síðan
    • Me when MatPat creates a theory that makes a lot of sense: Happy When he says "It's just a theory, a FILM THEORY!": You just ruined my day. Congratulations!

      Rock girlRock girl27 mínútum síðan
  • Guys, if we put loud music from a phone or something connected and in front of the reverse speaker, would we get infinite energy

    Claye CoadClaye CoadDegi Síðan síðan
  • Still they have access to any door, so why are they scaring kids, when they can steal uranium?

    Eligible DockEligible DockDegi Síðan síðan
  • I swear hes the cutest thing ever

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi2 dögum síðan
  • The monsters don’t repeatedly keep scaring the same kid over and over again! It’s common sense to know that the more someone gets introduced to something, it will be more expected and predictable. Why wouldn’t millions of monsters from each electric company not know a simple function of the brain? Monsters should also be exploring new ways to get energy from humans also! Maybe just maybe they can a better source that doesn’t involve making portals into peoples homes and scaring the living day lights out of them!! Laughing is just like scaring since people can’t be introduced with the same gag over and over again!! It won’t be funny any more!!! The reason why the laughing was so much a big hit is because monsters can stay with the same kid and give different joke each night! The kid will laugh as long as you don’t do the same gag!! That’s my conclusion!

    MilkStainMilkStain2 dögum síðan
  • Film theory: how much power is in a scream canister.

    Iamthemanager KarenIamthemanager Karen2 dögum síðan
  • wow comedians are fitness triners

    uganda knuckles fan 1010uganda knuckles fan 10102 dögum síðan
  • No cartoon monster will scare anyone after fnaf 4-

    ? Exøtîc_Wøłfię ¿? Exøtîc_Wøłfię ¿2 dögum síðan
  • One time, I heard that someone had asked why the monsters at monsters inc don’t scare adults, considering that adults would have a more powerful scream, thus creating more energy.

    Ethan 1512Ethan 15122 dögum síðan
  • Dont worry the kid lying in the bed is just in hospital and its just nightmare ;)

    bernertbernert2 dögum síðan
  • Love the intro one of his best.

    Mason and TylerMason and Tyler2 dögum síðan
  • 6:45 people playing horror games lose 100 calories per second next time when I am playing a horror game I am going for extreme level

    Sama AlmzainySama Almzainy3 dögum síðan
  • I'm a little dissapointed in MatPat's mess up on the decibel thing... the difference between them is logarithmic, meaning for each +10 in decibels, it is 10 times more powerful, so for a difference of 25, its about 400x more energy. Not sure where he got the 56x number from....

    Zachary FiggeZachary Figge3 dögum síðan
  • Wait ao how could they transfer that into energy? Like i undertale the sound one i just sont understand now they he said its not the sound

    JaidenJaiden3 dögum síðan
  • The gold medal winner created a baking soda volcano

    HHerobrineeHHerobrinee3 dögum síðan
  • Has MatPat not heard of Sound Powered Phones?

    Taki117Taki1173 dögum síðan
  • But! How do they use dopamine as energy???

    Evie Elliot GerzioEvie Elliot Gerzio3 dögum síðan
  • Feir is infinite

    koushikukoushiku4 dögum síðan
  • I half thought this was a theory on Shrek Wasoski, not disappointed though 😆

    Emily AnEmily An4 dögum síðan

    The FSR RussiaballThe FSR Russiaball4 dögum síðan
  • If anime taught me anything the power of friendship reigns supreme over all!

    xvegeta13xvegeta134 dögum síðan
  • 8:25 is that.... is that louis theroux?

    Kirsty WrayKirsty Wray4 dögum síðan
  • The real issue about scaring adults, is that they would retaliate.

    carlosfer2201carlosfer22014 dögum síðan
    • “Emotion can be used as energy” Reminds me of how agony powers animatronics in fnaf.

      Emily AnEmily An4 dögum síðan
  • On 2:24 3 not 2.

    Your 1839Your 18395 dögum síðan
  • The biggest error in this theory is the "screams have decreased effectiveness". Unless they've only been in business for literally 16-ish years or less, there would of been more and more kids to scare who aren't resistant. It made it seem like they only have same group of kids since it's started.

    Mike BrownMike Brown5 dögum síðan
  • But how does dopamine make power? I might of missed that point but I think you glossed over that.

    piie9piie95 dögum síðan
  • I’m shocked about depression with the virus

    Why must I LiveWhy must I Live5 dögum síðan
    • Mat im from the philipines ok that got silver since its too big brain for smol brains ya get?

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh5 dögum síðan
  • Is the kid at 7:24 american?

    SuperGamer_XYSuperGamer_XY5 dögum síðan
    • Also the more you scare the same child the more likely they become unafraid. Talk about fear therapy lol

      fouoii gyhhfouoii gyhh5 dögum síðan
  • "a speaker but in reverse [...] instead of taking power and converting it in soud waves [...] it takes sound waves and convert it into courrent" A device also known as a microphone.

    João MrtinsJoão Mrtins5 dögum síðan
  • So in the future memes are gonna be fuel?

    Gorden RamsayGorden Ramsay6 dögum síðan
  • Did you really just make a "theory" about the actual plot of Monsters Inc like it wasnt all clearly explained in the film?

    Ministry of Magic: Department of MysteriesMinistry of Magic: Department of Mysteries6 dögum síðan
    • He made a theory on what was actually being harvested when visiting the children. Not the plot of the movie.

      Maple ReyesMaple Reyes5 dögum síðan
  • Am I going insane or can you hear some hammering in the last minutes of the vid ?

    Game BoyGame Boy6 dögum síðan
  • _"Give MatPat a Custom Creator Award!"_ - MLG Joe

    MLG JoeMLG Joe6 dögum síðan
  • a freaking silver medal. A SILVER MEDAL. Adults just don't smart like they used to.

    li’l squiddleli’l squiddle6 dögum síðan
  • Can you do a video of the C.D.A from monsters Inc

    JROTC color guardJROTC color guard6 dögum síðan
  • Wait a sec: ... Sound electricity... ... Oceans/ turbulent rivers/ waterfalls loud... ... If we could increase the energy output per diaphragm wiggle... ... o3o

    Will Hernandez DrawsWill Hernandez Draws6 dögum síðan
    • Michael Reaves did this to power a microwave

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu6 dögum síðan
  • “Emotion can be used as energy” Reminds me of how agony powers animatronics in fnaf.

    nman551nman5516 dögum síðan
    • @bodoti qwiu me too

      DeathWillCome 2928DeathWillCome 29285 dögum síðan
    • I stick to Minecraft-

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu6 dögum síðan
  • Can you do a theory on AutoDale?

    ChryssiiiArtChryssiiiArt6 dögum síðan
  • That Intro was epic

    Betim IljaziBetim Iljazi7 dögum síðan
  • So, alternate energy sources to help a dying industry? Mm...nope, can't think of any parallels.

    Mr Skysen GamesMr Skysen Games7 dögum síðan
  • I haven't finished the video yet however, MatPat says that screams are louder then laughter, however, wouldn't it be harder to keep someone screaming than putting someone into a fit of laughter. Like it would take longer but, one scream for a minute and a half or a prolonged period of laughter the monsters could fill at least twice the canisters with laughs if they are funny enough

    Caroline HardacreCaroline Hardacre7 dögum síðan
  • Also the more you scare the same child the more likely they become unafraid. Talk about fear therapy lol

    Shadow of deathShadow of death7 dögum síðan
  • Mat im from the philipines ok that got silver since its too big brain for smol brains ya get?

    Jerome Dg BacorroJerome Dg Bacorro7 dögum síðan
  • How facinating

    2b Lucid2b Lucid7 dögum síðan
  • You literally took this theory from the Pixar theory. Boo.

    Benjamin hartenBenjamin harten7 dögum síðan
  • Kids: make a power source from sound and only get the silver medal dr doofenshmirtz : first time

    Game bit GamerGame bit Gamer7 dögum síðan
  • Is this why my humor has gotten so bad during quarantine??

    TheChocolateLeafTheChocolateLeaf7 dögum síðan
  • Wait mike has one eye memes have Changed the way I see him

    NighthickoryNighthickory7 dögum síðan
  • Between this and that Valentine’s Day episode on food theory, it’s a miracle MatPat isn’t demonetized

    Wizard IshWizard Ish7 dögum síðan
  • I stick to Minecraft-

    Pickle PicklePickle Pickle7 dögum síðan
  • Michael Reaves did this to power a microwave

    AritakiAritaki7 dögum síðan
  • The eatable weed physically trace because meal nationally refuse without a eight rest. bored, scintillating ambulance

    Leah FentonLeah Fenton7 dögum síðan
  • “I really wish kids would just stick to Minecraft!”

    soinu foigsoinu foig7 dögum síðan
  • It's hilarious how much fnaf took over ur channel

    Faith FlaggFaith Flagg7 dögum síðan
  • 3:50 I appreciate the visual but sound waves are longitudinal waves, and the particles travel parallel to the direction of movement, not perpendicular. My guess is that this was known but chosen to be ignored for simplicity and ease. Just don't want people to get the wrong idea.

    User CUser C7 dögum síðan
  • Love the intro

    Colin SardineColin Sardine7 dögum síðan

      soinu foigsoinu foig7 dögum síðan
  • I think one of the reasons they didn't use parents for screen Powers because if they kept doing it then people would start to believe monsters exist cuz eventually enough parents would have said it and people are more likely to believe parents than kids. So it's not good for the long-term run

    Slothsicle !Slothsicle !8 dögum síðan
  • 4:08 BRUH, those are my seniors, I heard about the project before in my earlier years. Kinda makes my group project for 11th grade kinda sad in comparison...

    Daniel Josh T. LimosoDaniel Josh T. Limoso8 dögum síðan
  • Can we talk about how monsters inc predicted Bitcoin mining way before it was a thing. The doors are actually just a metaphor for Bitcoin.

    Aiden BurgessAiden Burgess8 dögum síðan
  • Imagine how much power would Monster Inc have with Sr Pelo alone.

    Дмитрий ГусаревДмитрий Гусарев8 dögum síðan
  • "A speaker but in reverse" "Take sound waves and convert it into electrical power" "Vibrate a magnet and coil system" MatPat.....You're literally describing a microphone---That thing you're using to record your description of a microphone.

    Steven BackenstoesSteven Backenstoes8 dögum síðan
  • Matpat do vid about 01a51cd0

    Akashiga YamadaAkashiga Yamada8 dögum síðan
  • Mat, this was just plain lazy. You're completely ignoraning the scene where Boo laughs inside of the appartment and creates so much electricity that she breaks their light bulb a d causes a blackout. Keep in mind that there were no yellow tanks around for holding screams. It's can also be compared to the low voltage she generated when crying. You're making it obvious that you didn't even watch the movie. Similar to how you've probably never played Minecraft.

    Alexander BrownAlexander Brown8 dögum síðan
  • If you can create energy from sound, you can create infinite energy from an echo chamber.

    kiana browningkiana browning8 dögum síðan
  • This is blowing my tiny tint little brain in the first 4 minutes

    Romeo GarciaRomeo Garcia8 dögum síðan
  • I dont live in egypt, so im gonna make my computer think i live in egypt, just to watch monsters inc

    BubbleGumPanda _gachaBubbleGumPanda _gacha9 dögum síðan
  • I need no nord vpn

    pixel manpixel man9 dögum síðan
  • Scream energy = adrenaline

    Naomi LogieNaomi Logie9 dögum síðan
  • What the ahhhhhhh

    The cool kid five Nights at freddysThe cool kid five Nights at freddys9 dögum síðan
    • 2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!

      hen kohen ko8 dögum síðan
  • how do you know

    Erin ParkerErin Parker9 dögum síðan
    • “They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?

      hen kohen ko8 dögum síðan

    Jon TelencioJon Telencio9 dögum síðan
  • Laster death good like a medicine

    Thomas Brisco Jr.Thomas Brisco Jr.9 dögum síðan
  • why is no one talking about the noise at 8:00

    Rudi: JudeRudi: Jude9 dögum síðan
  • OK WAIT MATTPATT - itsa movie!!! its disney!!!! (MIC DROP)

    DagDag9 dögum síðan
  • Adventure time plz

    Josue CepedaJosue Cepeda9 dögum síðan
  • We should just hook up some of these babys in shooting ranges. Like, constant loud sounds while doing a recreational pursuit or practicing? That'll get so much done.

    Lego007guy MLego007guy M9 dögum síðan
  • The intro is amazing

    dr knixdr knix9 dögum síðan
  • when comparing 90db and 65db , 90 db is 10^9 increase from 0 db and 65 db is 10^6.5 so ratio turns out to be 316 times more intense and not 56 times. am i wrong ???

    kaizenNakamotokaizenNakamoto9 dögum síðan
  • 10:28 *Laughs in Eygptian*

    Captain SamaCaptain Sama9 dögum síðan
  • Mike and sully save the day :)

    marcrobinson010marcrobinson01010 dögum síðan
  • the monsters scare kids because the kids will either forget the monsters or brush it off as imagination when hey get older. and no one would give much thought to a kid. but a adult can do so much more to expose their world. so its better to have less power than no world at all, or an exoposed destroyed world. its not dumb, its smart

    Ellerbrook SchmitzEllerbrook Schmitz10 dögum síðan
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    Consuelo MagoConsuelo Mago10 dögum síðan
  • “They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?

    mikin liroumikin lirou10 dögum síðan
  • 2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!

    khaxjc1khaxjc110 dögum síðan
  • can you cover phineas and ferb!?!!?

    Jamie GouldJamie Gould10 dögum síðan
  • Lol this reminds me of Michael Reeves scream power microwave

    MrBaconboy54MrBaconboy5410 dögum síðan
  • Pov : I am allready in Egypt I am five parallel universes ahead of you

    ALZ3IM AL3ZIMALZ3IM AL3ZIM10 dögum síðan
    • @mikin lirou i don't even know who you are

      ALZ3IM AL3ZIMALZ3IM AL3ZIM10 dögum síðan
    • So you're telling me Gen Z humor is scientific? You've gotta me kidding me, literally.

      mikin liroumikin lirou10 dögum síðan
  • But I don't know egyptian. Why would I watch egyptish movies?

    D3monVoltD3monVolt10 dögum síðan
  • I just realised that between monsters inc going from scream energy to laughter energy, a bunch of really scary monsters lost their job...

    HarryHarry10 dögum síðan
  • Cool for the students, but isn't that just a regular microphone?

    Kyle SnyderKyle Snyder10 dögum síðan
  • amogus

    ArnoicsArnoics10 dögum síðan
  • I live in Egypt :P

    Ahmed EltaybAhmed Eltayb10 dögum síðan
  • Film Theory: Steamboat Willie is an animal torturer?

    GTstang80GTstang8010 dögum síðan
  • now explain please ... why doesnt the monsters scream themselves into their gadgets ...

    thefench1thefench111 dögum síðan
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    Luke FigliaLuke Figlia11 dögum síðan