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

Datum objavljivanja: 29. Tra 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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  • wow can't believe i learned this important info thanks so much


  • Poor Mr beast one like for happiness One surbecibe for new stuff and gasoline and desele

  • “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.

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

  • They’re just better tardigrades.

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

  • 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.

  • I wana be a minion🦧

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

  • They are suppositories.

  • 10,400. Enough to make their own dominion.

  • Film theory can you do next gen

  • Who doesn't love minions?

  • 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 >:)

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

  • NONE of this is true they are minions

  • 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

  • Congrats you solve world end for now...

  • So basically ... they're Minions. 🤦‍♂️

  • Don't ruin it 😂

  • Don't ruin it 😂

  • ''The adorable little tic tac creatures'' YES, ADORABLE AND SO NOT ANNOYING AND DUMB YES.

  • Since when does Mat have a child

  • My god, Ollie is adorable!

  • So 230 minions are real and 10,170 minions are fake or a clone

  • 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

  • matpat do you actually call your child bean

  • Caption be like: ????????

  • 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👍🏻☣. 👁👅👁

    • The SCP Foundation will take care of them

  • I Will never watch the minions

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

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

  • Imposter

  • 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

  • There infected quicker then the halo flood xD toy go quicker

  • Minions was metaphor of race, yellow race 🐼

  • BopNO@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bro when me and my brother saw the hammer part we restarted that part like 13 times

  • The intro makes me feel like im seeing how good a pokemon was actually

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

  • The SCP Foundation will take care of them

  • But in the beginning of minions they were only 3

  • 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

  • I loved that show

  • You just ruined my life

  • i was born in 2012 march 7

  • Minions worked for the nazis :)

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

  • 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?

  • ruining my childhood

  • The beggining looks like the typical mobile game add

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

  • Mats son is sooo cute 🥰

  • Minions are an example of cosmic horror

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

  • 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

  • Mmmmm, thought I accidentally clicked on a False Swipe Gaming vid for a moment there.

  • My school bag is called despicable and it has minions

  • Wow

  • That intro was bad

  • What if they just cloned themselves

  • They are alien maybe?

  • day 25 of asking matpat to say matticuspatticus

  • Mat please do a theory on thomas the tank engine

  • Then why did you call them minions

    • because they are still Grus minions

  • I did *not* watch despicable me for the minions

  • Your son Is so adorable take good care of him my dude, he has a good heart ❤️

  • 1:57 oh noo he got brainwashed


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

  • im convinced minions can beat goku

  • Megamind is better...I'm saying this because of the intro

  • OR there was just more minions all over the world

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

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

  • I have not finished this yet, I'm guessing its mitosis or asexual reproduction

  • “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😭😭😭

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 1:16 High School Parties in a nutshell

  • When you see 3 words repeat itself... *Thats when you know*

  • 8:40 SUS 😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😨

  • Well, now we know what the minion floating formula is for.

  • 0:49 in Latin America is named "Mi villano favorito" or "My favorite villain"

  • new channel... dad theory

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

  • 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

  • Title: The Minions From Minions Aren't Actually MINIONS! me: *W* *H* *A* *T*

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

  • Gru clones them it there oritation bounce video

  • 8:40

  • The intro is youtube kids

  • NO 800

  • E minion

  • I think they made them but the retconned the lore for money

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

  • The minion in the intro kicked the ball high enough to knock down the Film Theory text.