Film Theory: The BIG Mistake of Monsters Inc

  Áhorf 1,781,208

The Film Theorists

18 dögum síðan

Special thanks to NordVPN for sponsoring this video!
Go to and use code FILMTHEORY
to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount. It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!
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?
Get yourself some Theory Wear! ►
Don't miss a Film Theory! ►
#MonstersInc #Pixar #MonstersUniversity #Monster #Monsters #Disney #PixarTheory #DisneyTheory #Theory #FilmTheory #Matpat #Trailer
Need Royalty Free Music for your Content? Try Epidemic Sound.
Get Your 30 Day Free Trial Now ►
Rick's True CRIME! | Rick and Morty ►►
How PICKLE RICK Functions! ►►►
Blair Witch's SECRET DANGER! ►
Ariel & Hercules Are RELATED?! ►
Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Pedro Freitas
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

xvegeta13 Klukkustund síðan
If anime taught me anything the power of friendship reigns supreme over all!
Kirsty Wray
Kirsty Wray 2 klukkustundum síðan
8:25 is that.... is that louis theroux?
carlosfer2201 3 klukkustundum síðan
The real issue about scaring adults, is that they would retaliate.
Your 1839
Your 1839 17 klukkustundum síðan
On 2:24 3 not 2.
Mike Brown
Mike Brown 20 klukkustundum 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.
piie9 21 klukkustund síðan
But how does dopamine make power? I might of missed that point but I think you glossed over that.
Why must I Live
Why must I Live 22 klukkustundum síðan
I’m shocked about depression with the virus
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 16 klukkustundum síðan
Mat im from the philipines ok that got silver since its too big brain for smol brains ya get?
SuperGamer_XY 23 klukkustundum síðan
Is the kid at 7:24 american?
fouoii gyhh
fouoii gyhh 16 klukkustundum síðan
Also the more you scare the same child the more likely they become unafraid. Talk about fear therapy lol
João Mrtins
João Mrtins Degi Síðan 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.
Gorden Ramsay
Gorden Ramsay Degi Síðan síðan
So in the future memes are gonna be fuel?
Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries
Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries Degi Síðan síðan
Did you really just make a "theory" about the actual plot of Monsters Inc like it wasnt all clearly explained in the film?
Maple Reyes
Maple Reyes 14 klukkustundum síðan
He made a theory on what was actually being harvested when visiting the children. Not the plot of the movie.
Game Boy
Game Boy Degi Síðan síðan
Am I going insane or can you hear some hammering in the last minutes of the vid ?
MLG Joe Degi Síðan síðan
_"Give MatPat a Custom Creator Award!"_ - MLG Joe
li’l squiddle
li’l squiddle 2 dögum síðan
a freaking silver medal. A SILVER MEDAL. Adults just don't smart like they used to.
JROTC color guard
JROTC color guard 2 dögum síðan
Can you do a video of the C.D.A from monsters Inc
Will Hernandez Draws
Will Hernandez Draws 2 dögum síðan
Wait a sec: ... Sound electricity... ... Oceans/ turbulent rivers/ waterfalls loud... ... If we could increase the energy output per diaphragm wiggle... ... o3o
bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu Degi Síðan síðan
Michael Reaves did this to power a microwave
nman551 2 dögum síðan
“Emotion can be used as energy” Reminds me of how agony powers animatronics in fnaf.
DeathWillCome 2928
DeathWillCome 2928 19 klukkustundum síðan
@bodoti qwiu me too
bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu Degi Síðan síðan
I stick to Minecraft-
ChryssiiiArt 2 dögum síðan
Can you do a theory on AutoDale?
Betim Iljazi
Betim Iljazi 2 dögum síðan
That Intro was epic
Mr Skysen Games
Mr Skysen Games 2 dögum síðan
So, alternate energy sources to help a dying industry? Mm...nope, can't think of any parallels.
Caroline Hardacre
Caroline Hardacre 2 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
Shadow of death
Shadow of death 2 dögum síðan
Also the more you scare the same child the more likely they become unafraid. Talk about fear therapy lol
Jerome Dg Bacorro
Jerome Dg Bacorro 2 dögum síðan
Mat im from the philipines ok that got silver since its too big brain for smol brains ya get?
2b Lucid
2b Lucid 2 dögum síðan
How facinating
Benjamin harten
Benjamin harten 2 dögum síðan
You literally took this theory from the Pixar theory. Boo.
Game bit Gamer
Game bit Gamer 2 dögum síðan
Kids: make a power source from sound and only get the silver medal dr doofenshmirtz : first time
TheChocolateLeaf 2 dögum síðan
Is this why my humor has gotten so bad during quarantine??
Nighthickory 2 dögum síðan
Wait mike has one eye memes have Changed the way I see him
Wizard Ish
Wizard Ish 2 dögum síðan
Between this and that Valentine’s Day episode on food theory, it’s a miracle MatPat isn’t demonetized
Pickle Pickle
Pickle Pickle 3 dögum síðan
I stick to Minecraft-
Aritaki 3 dögum síðan
Michael Reaves did this to power a microwave
Leah Fenton
Leah Fenton 3 dögum síðan
The eatable weed physically trace because meal nationally refuse without a eight rest. bored, scintillating ambulance
soinu foig
soinu foig 3 dögum síðan
“I really wish kids would just stick to Minecraft!”
Faith Flagg
Faith Flagg 3 dögum síðan
It's hilarious how much fnaf took over ur channel
User C
User C 3 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.
Colin Sardine
Colin Sardine 3 dögum síðan
Love the intro
soinu foig
soinu foig 3 dögum síðan
Slothsicle !
Slothsicle ! 3 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
Daniel Josh T. Limoso
Daniel Josh T. Limoso 3 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...
Aiden Burgess
Aiden Burgess 3 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.
Дмитрий Гусарев
Дмитрий Гусарев 3 dögum síðan
Imagine how much power would Monster Inc have with Sr Pelo alone.
Steven Backenstoes
Steven Backenstoes 3 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.
Akashiga Yamada
Akashiga Yamada 3 dögum síðan
Matpat do vid about 01a51cd0
Alexander Brown
Alexander Brown 3 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.
kiana browning
kiana browning 4 dögum síðan
If you can create energy from sound, you can create infinite energy from an echo chamber.
Romeo Garcia
Romeo Garcia 4 dögum síðan
This is blowing my tiny tint little brain in the first 4 minutes
BubbleGumPanda _gacha
BubbleGumPanda _gacha 4 dögum síðan
I dont live in egypt, so im gonna make my computer think i live in egypt, just to watch monsters inc
pixel man
pixel man 4 dögum síðan
I need no nord vpn
Naomi Logie
Naomi Logie 4 dögum síðan
Scream energy = adrenaline
The cool kid five Nights at freddys
The cool kid five Nights at freddys 4 dögum síðan
What the ahhhhhhh
hen ko
hen ko 4 dögum síðan
2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!
Erin Parker
Erin Parker 4 dögum síðan
how do you know
hen ko
hen ko 4 dögum síðan
“They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?
Jon Telencio
Jon Telencio 5 dögum síðan
Thomas Brisco Jr.
Thomas Brisco Jr. 5 dögum síðan
Laster death good like a medicine
Rudi: Jude
Rudi: Jude 5 dögum síðan
why is no one talking about the noise at 8:00
Dag 5 dögum síðan
OK WAIT MATTPATT - itsa movie!!! its disney!!!! (MIC DROP)
Josue Cepeda
Josue Cepeda 5 dögum síðan
Adventure time plz
Lego007guy M
Lego007guy M 5 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.
dr knix
dr knix 5 dögum síðan
The intro is amazing
kaizenNakamoto 5 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 ???
Captain Sama
Captain Sama 5 dögum síðan
10:28 *Laughs in Eygptian*
marcrobinson010 5 dögum síðan
Mike and sully save the day :)
Ellerbrook Schmitz
Ellerbrook Schmitz 5 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
Consuelo Mago
Consuelo Mago 5 dögum síðan
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 5 dögum síðan
“They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?
khaxjc1 5 dögum síðan
2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!
Jamie Gould
Jamie Gould 5 dögum síðan
can you cover phineas and ferb!?!!?
MrBaconboy54 5 dögum síðan
Lol this reminds me of Michael Reeves scream power microwave
ALZ3IM AL3ZIM 6 dögum síðan
Pov : I am allready in Egypt I am five parallel universes ahead of you
ALZ3IM AL3ZIM 5 dögum síðan
@mikin lirou i don't even know who you are
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 5 dögum síðan
So you're telling me Gen Z humor is scientific? You've gotta me kidding me, literally.
D3monVolt 6 dögum síðan
But I don't know egyptian. Why would I watch egyptish movies?
Harry 6 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...
Kyle Snyder
Kyle Snyder 6 dögum síðan
Cool for the students, but isn't that just a regular microphone?
Arnoics 6 dögum síðan
Ahmed Eltayb
Ahmed Eltayb 6 dögum síðan
I live in Egypt :P
GTstang80 6 dögum síðan
Film Theory: Steamboat Willie is an animal torturer?
thefench1 6 dögum síðan
now explain please ... why doesnt the monsters scream themselves into their gadgets ...
Luke Figlia
Luke Figlia 6 dögum síðan
The upbeat nancy intriguinly lick because spain beautifully pinch save a ritzy yogurt. dangerous, shut algeria
Helly Fire
Helly Fire 6 dögum síðan
Monster: warghh!! Im monster Kid now day: woow dude, what kind of thing i smoke dude
Lopi 6 dögum síðan
I'm pretty sure hearing laughter from a kid alone at his room is scarier than the kid screaming imo
RheArts 6 dögum síðan
Go Pisay!! Philippine Science High School!
Cold Mocha
Cold Mocha 6 dögum síðan
Ohhhh I remember doing the enrollment test back then in elementary- sadly I didn't get in :')
Ismail Hussein
Ismail Hussein 6 dögum síðan
10:28 Me who lives in Egypt: I'm four parallel universes ahead of you
mark mawson
mark mawson 6 dögum síðan
While yes matpat I do agree with your point about scaring adults being more effective if they did that I can 110% confirm as a guy from Texas that’s how you end up eating some 45 acp rounds
Memes Are KEEM
Memes Are KEEM 6 dögum síðan
So you're telling me Gen Z humor is scientific? You've gotta me kidding me, literally.
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 6 dögum síðan
"King Kong VS Godzilla" Do you have a prediction of which one who is going to win, MatPat?
Shloomy Shloms
Shloomy Shloms 6 dögum síðan
pointless nit picking is pointless.
Miii Weee
Miii Weee 7 dögum síðan
Noice intro
Gurkeerat Singh
Gurkeerat Singh 7 dögum síðan
Props to the guy who makes new intros
ZorTakZ MoFok
ZorTakZ MoFok 7 dögum síðan
The monsters were one bold move from meeting Chris Hansen
ZorTakZ MoFok
ZorTakZ MoFok 6 dögum síðan
@bofooit gojo Interesting
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 6 dögum síðan
i am in eygpt
solstus 7 dögum síðan
Is this a real upload? I feel like I've seen this already
steel spider
steel spider 7 dögum síðan
1:27 I don't know about that. That one lady beat up that one guy in the movie with a shovel thinking it was a alligator
TyAsia Rolon
TyAsia Rolon 7 dögum síðan
Do No Escape Room
TyAsia Rolon
TyAsia Rolon 7 dögum síðan
Do No Escape Room
Oliver & Company
Oliver & Company 7 dögum síðan
Nøkk Siege
Nøkk Siege 7 dögum síðan
Do a theory on finding nemo
Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago
Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago 7 dögum síðan
goku's voice actor be like: time to get some money baby
Hugo Brennan
Hugo Brennan 7 dögum síðan
Sweet intro, bro
Building Up
Building Up 7 dögum síðan
They were a happy family. Until they weren’t.
soinhu foitu
soinhu foitu 7 dögum síðan
Bruh, just recruit some SCPs, that oughta scare the frick out of anyone.
abklm 7 dögum síðan
oh its Pisay. makes sense
GoldenGame 1689
GoldenGame 1689 7 dögum síðan
Imagine the monster visitd the crying child and the nightmare animtronics attack the monster.
darkness iseternal
darkness iseternal 7 dögum síðan
ど め
ahmed sadeek
ahmed sadeek 7 dögum síðan
i am in eygpt
soinhu foitu
soinhu foitu 7 dögum síðan
So much like
millionaire guy
Gus Johnson
Áhorf 1,1 m.
Disney's Cruella | Official Trailer
Walt Disney Studios
Áhorf 10 m.
Food Theory: Taco Bell Is Killing Amazon!
The Food Theorists
Áhorf 1,3 m.
Food Theory: Subway Tuna Is NOT Fish? ft. TheOdd1sOut
Film Theory: Zootopia's DARK Conspiracy!
The Film Theorists
Áhorf 16 m.
millionaire guy
Gus Johnson
Áhorf 1,1 m.
Disney's Cruella | Official Trailer
Walt Disney Studios
Áhorf 10 m.
An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Áhorf 9 m.
Áhorf 942 þ.