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

29. 04. 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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  • “The minions in minions aren’t actually minions” well, you said that in “minions” the minions haven’t been cloned yet. So the minions in minions are minions, it’s just that most minions in despicable me aren’t minions.

    LasairMack999LasairMack999Před 5 minutami
  • Whoever said Oliver isn’t cute should burn at the stake.

    Alani _DAlani _DPřed 6 minutami
  • They’re just better tardigrades.

    LasairMack999LasairMack999Před 10 minutami
  • Gru was always my favorite villian. He's cool and a good father.

    tumblr sexymantumblr sexymanPřed 53 minutami
  • The real problem and what angered me the most is that in the first movie there are blueprints on the wall. It proves that Gru **engineered** the minions and they never evolved since the beginning of time like the movie says. It was just a cash grab and they threw out continuity and good storytelling to be able to make another movie.

    VVPřed 59 minutami
  • I wana be a minion🦧

    PoopPlugPoopPlugPřed hodinou
  • The Statue of Libertybin Las Vegas. MatPat is something going on in there.

    Jean Vega-MedinaJean Vega-MedinaPřed hodinou
  • They are suppositories.

    SGT. ToroukSGT. ToroukPřed hodinou
  • 10,400. Enough to make their own dominion.

    VioletOpalVioletOpalPřed 2 hodinami
  • Film theory can you do next gen

    Lucas TrumpowerLucas TrumpowerPřed 2 hodinami
  • Who doesn't love minions?

    eePřed 2 hodinami
  • I hated the minions. I loved the movie (1) bc I liked that he was some douche that steals girl scouts and mugs the universe of the moon. It's funny ok. Especially the Shame Box at the orphanage >:)

    SuchwowitzmadsSuchwowitzmadsPřed 2 hodinami
  • Gru is basically Dr. Doofenshmirtz, he tries to be evil but is just not very good at it, and he's a great father.

    fayefayePřed 3 hodinami
  • NONE of this is true they are minions

    Purple Guy Loves FnafPurple Guy Loves FnafPřed 3 hodinami
  • Mat, you said that Gru was not going to be around for ever and that the minions where inevitably going to move on to a new master. What if that wasn't the case, as you said yourself that Gru (or at least someone he knew) would have vast knowledge in genetic science to be able to duplicate/clone the original minions. what if with his knowledge he was able to tap into the genetics that was able to make minions "Immortal" and has been able to infuse himself with that ability, or has this "elixir" tucked away as a just in case, afraid to use it at this time as he hasn't been able to test his "Theory" out... Or in a dark way he has been able to test it and that some minions are indeed humans turned into minions while he experimented on them trying to create an immortality elixir

    Cameron SharkeyCameron SharkeyPřed 4 hodinami
  • Congrats you solve world end for now...

    Austin BowlingAustin BowlingPřed 4 hodinami
  • So basically ... they're Minions. 🤦‍♂️

    Hunter HatakeHunter HatakePřed 5 hodinami
  • Don't ruin it 😂

    YOMAX 97YOMAX 97Před 5 hodinami
  • Don't ruin it 😂

    YOMAX 97YOMAX 97Před 5 hodinami
  • ''The adorable little tic tac creatures'' YES, ADORABLE AND SO NOT ANNOYING AND DUMB YES.

    Bob SeinfeltBob SeinfeltPřed 5 hodinami
  • Since when does Mat have a child

    Young Money Child SupportYoung Money Child SupportPřed 5 hodinami
  • My god, Ollie is adorable!

    oWcHi アーティストoWcHi アーティストPřed 5 hodinami
  • So 230 minions are real and 10,170 minions are fake or a clone

    Haruki KibeHaruki KibePřed 6 hodinami
  • Can't wait for an episode about Looney Tunes. I'm sure Mat Pat could think of something to ruin the last bit of childhood I have left

    bofooit gojobofooit gojoPřed 6 hodinami
  • matpat do you actually call your child bean

    Large BoyLarge BoyPřed 7 hodinami
  • Caption be like: ????????

    Fish PaulFish PaulPřed 7 hodinami
  • But didn't the minions found Gru when he was young?. And even they are centuries old because they have been with some bad guys before him through time...🤔. Edit: Ignore, Forget it. I caught it now. He cloned the originals👍🏻☣. 👁👅👁

    MattyGenericMattyGenericPřed 7 hodinami
    • The SCP Foundation will take care of them

      bofooit gojobofooit gojoPřed 6 hodinami
  • I Will never watch the minions

    Isac Gamer99Isac Gamer99Před 7 hodinami
  • I have little theory with no evidence but it makes sense in my head what if they increase their population through mitosis? Just a thought

    GAM1NG D3V1LGAM1NG D3V1LPřed 8 hodinami
  • I'm currently watching an ad but im gonna assume mat pat's gonna say that the Minions are the traped souls of dead children and Grew some how semi brought them back to life. (edit): So im kinda right wow.

    DaniDaniPřed 8 hodinami
  • minion cells reproduce on them, and evolve into future minions

    Diana ZloteanuDiana ZloteanuPřed 8 hodinami
  • Imagine some random evil dude does a body horror on ya and turns your brain into a peanut and now you're a meme couldn't be me

    Rian AntonyRian AntonyPřed 8 hodinami
  • You could’ve said “it shows them being cloned in a short film” and ended it there

    1ts2EZ1ts2EZPřed 9 hodinami
  • Imposter

    Moore CookingMoore CookingPřed 9 hodinami
  • honestly great theory that might honestly be true i mean its not like illumination was going to explain it to kids but this sounds kind of intentional

    simongoldsharksimongoldsharkPřed 9 hodinami
  • There infected quicker then the halo flood xD toy go quicker

    pheonix 816pheonix 816Před 9 hodinami
  • Minions was metaphor of race, yellow race 🐼

    Joejoejoe Thy wiltJoejoejoe Thy wiltPřed 10 hodinami
  • BopNO@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mariam KeitaMariam KeitaPřed 10 hodinami
  • bro when me and my brother saw the hammer part we restarted that part like 13 times

    Declan McKenneyDeclan McKenneyPřed 10 hodinami
  • The intro makes me feel like im seeing how good a pokemon was actually

    NotKaleLmaoNotKaleLmaoPřed 10 hodinami
  • News flash: The aliens in Alien aren’t aliens.

    RonnieRabbitKinqRonnieRabbitKinqPřed 10 hodinami
  • The SCP Foundation will take care of them

    benibeniPřed 10 hodinami
  • But in the beginning of minions they were only 3

    Omar EddaoudiOmar EddaoudiPřed 10 hodinami
  • I personally liked the main story of the girls and the villain warming up to each other and their dynamics and only realised some people liked the filler creatures as soon as they got an own movie and more screentime

    RakkiRakkiPřed 11 hodinami
  • I loved that show

    Heidi ClearyHeidi ClearyPřed 11 hodinami
  • You just ruined my life

    Heidi ClearyHeidi ClearyPřed 11 hodinami
  • i was born in 2012 march 7

    Reyvhen ManansalaReyvhen ManansalaPřed 11 hodinami
    • Asked

      Flylowjay 530Flylowjay 530Před 18 minutami
    • No one

      Flylowjay 530Flylowjay 530Před 18 minutami
  • Minions worked for the nazis :)

    caigo22caigo22Před 12 hodinami
  • the minions are still single celled organisms that can split apart to multiply

    Schmittvark Von FunklewikinsSchmittvark Von FunklewikinsPřed 12 hodinami
  • what if minions are actually good and all of the evil masters that they served, from the amoeba, to dracula, every single one. they misled to their deaths on purpose, and the only reason gru doesnt die is because he has a redemption arc?

    CiruttaiCiruttaiPřed 14 hodinami
  • ruining my childhood

    Shreyashi AdhikariShreyashi AdhikariPřed 14 hodinami
  • The beggining looks like the typical mobile game add

    PorkYPorkYPřed 14 hodinami
  • This theory is false as there was a scene in despicable me where gru injects a banana that turns into a minion 🍌

    Youssif AbdelmaksoudYoussif AbdelmaksoudPřed 14 hodinami
  • Mats son is sooo cute 🥰

    Niko NikoNiko NikoPřed 14 hodinami
  • Minions are an example of cosmic horror

    You_guyYou_guyPřed 15 hodinami
  • How do you know the minions that the stuff happened to were not the originals

    Mr. kenneyMr. kenneyPřed 16 hodinami
  • When I was little I watched them and I was counting how many but I didn't get to count all I get to count 5

    Takla ChamounTakla ChamounPřed 16 hodinami
  • Mmmmm, thought I accidentally clicked on a False Swipe Gaming vid for a moment there.

    Liam MorganLiam MorganPřed 16 hodinami
  • My school bag is called despicable and it has minions

    Takla ChamounTakla ChamounPřed 16 hodinami
    • Minions photo

      Takla ChamounTakla ChamounPřed 16 hodinami
  • Wow

    Takla ChamounTakla ChamounPřed 16 hodinami
  • That intro was bad

    CarverCarverPřed 16 hodinami
  • What if they just cloned themselves

    Big RBig RPřed 16 hodinami
  • They are alien maybe?

    Song the beatz!Song the beatz!Před 16 hodinami
  • day 25 of asking matpat to say matticuspatticus

    if3wasanumberif3wasanumberPřed 17 hodinami
  • Mat please do a theory on thomas the tank engine

    Dr. xavier or stealth killerDr. xavier or stealth killerPřed 17 hodinami
  • Then why did you call them minions

    Slime Games developmentSlime Games developmentPřed 17 hodinami
    • because they are still Grus minions

      Ichi.Ichi.Před 14 hodinami
  • I did *not* watch despicable me for the minions

    Super Fire 64 GamingSuper Fire 64 GamingPřed 17 hodinami
  • Your son Is so adorable take good care of him my dude, he has a good heart ❤️

    Chuthex GamingChuthex GamingPřed 18 hodinami
  • 1:57 oh noo he got brainwashed

    Saud rrrSaud rrrPřed 18 hodinami

    Nicole NicoleNicole NicolePřed 18 hodinami
  • “The minions in Minions aren’t actually minions!” Thats a tongue twister if I’ve ever heard one.

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuPřed 18 hodinami
  • im convinced minions can beat goku

    Jonah EJonah EPřed 18 hodinami
  • Megamind is better...I'm saying this because of the intro

    EquinoxEquinoxPřed 18 hodinami
  • OR there was just more minions all over the world

    Toy007Toy007Před 18 hodinami
  • i remember i didn't know how to pronounce the name of the movie

    SarcastificSarcastificPřed 19 hodinami
    • The truths not hiding they literally say they clone them in the short film

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiuPřed 18 hodinami
  • I have not finished this yet, I'm guessing its mitosis or asexual reproduction

    PapayasaurPapayasaurPřed 19 hodinami
  • “Minions are so dumb that they couldn’t be girls” If “girls” was replaced with “boys” then the entire franchise would be cancelled. Prob just said that so they wouldn’t be cancelled for not having girl minions. Goddamn our generation is fucked😭😭😭

    Jake XavierJake XavierPřed 19 hodinami
  • By your own rules minions helped the nazis, Stalin, America in some situations and literally any other dictator or generally evil person you could think of

    DCdangerDCdangerPřed 19 hodinami
  • I always knew they were clones. I had a version of Despicable Me that came with the three shorts, including Orientation Day. Although originally, I thought all the minions were genetically fabricated.

    Alium 61Alium 61Před 19 hodinami
  • 1:16 High School Parties in a nutshell

    Junelle GallonJunelle GallonPřed 20 hodinami
  • When you see 3 words repeat itself... *Thats when you know*

    Junelle GallonJunelle GallonPřed 20 hodinami
  • 8:40 SUS 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨

    Trevor EklofTrevor EklofPřed 20 hodinami
  • Well, now we know what the minion floating formula is for.

    Phylis MaddoxPhylis MaddoxPřed 20 hodinami
  • 0:49 in Latin America is named "Mi villano favorito" or "My favorite villain"

    Nehuen del CerroNehuen del CerroPřed 20 hodinami
  • new channel... dad theory

    SoduhSoduhPřed 20 hodinami
  • waiiiitttt a second ik uur the odd ones out i love all ur vids james ^_^

    Quinn WattQuinn WattPřed 20 hodinami
  • i actually have some more proof for your "minions are humans theory", so i forget witch one but in one of the movies there is a scene of gru as a child at school with all of his other classmates running away from him and then in THE SAME FILM there is a scene that takes place in the present where gru is an adult and the minions get scared and run away so maybe gru used some sort of 'invention' to turn humans into minions

    kitchen gunkitchen gunPřed 20 hodinami
  • Title: The Minions From Minions Aren't Actually MINIONS! me: *W* *H* *A* *T*

    JackieWorld XOXJackieWorld XOXPřed 20 hodinami
  • The truths not hiding they literally say they clone them in the short film

    Dylan thomasDylan thomasPřed 20 hodinami
  • Gru clones them it there oritation bounce video

    Dylan thomasDylan thomasPřed 20 hodinami
  • 8:40

    SpaceDuck 147SpaceDuck 147Před 20 hodinami
  • The intro is youtube kids

    BlooperToonBlooperToonPřed 21 hodinou
  • NO 800

    Vick SecretVick SecretPřed 21 hodinou
  • E minion

    Kiara does flipaclipKiara does flipaclipPřed 21 hodinou
  • I think they made them but the retconned the lore for money

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza9Před 21 hodinou
  • The animals in the secret life of pets don’t speak English, they can understand each other by humans can’t understand them

    Paden JeffersonPaden JeffersonPřed 21 hodinou
  • The minion in the intro kicked the ball high enough to knock down the Film Theory text.

    Leander AriolaLeander AriolaPřed 21 hodinou
  • better theory is minion from megamind

    ShinyRayquaza9ShinyRayquaza9Před 21 hodinou
  • Does anyone else recognize that song at the start from False Swipe Gaming's competitive Pokemon history videos-

    LizzyLizzyPřed 21 hodinou
  • Or they could just asexual reproduce

    Cole MossburgCole MossburgPřed 21 hodinou