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

Publisert 29. april. 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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Mark Hofmeyer
Editors: Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi, Forrest Lee, and Dan "Cybert" Seibert
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


  • I love this vid best yet❤️❤️❤️

  • God I hate people

  • Hello

  • You could have cut like 8 min just by showing off the blueprints

  • That meme at the end is pretty funny! 😂 Also: love how you keep puting a meme at the end of every Film Theory™️ video! Like that is some serious dedication!

  • I’m a child

  • Did you get a Devore with your wife?

  • 0:56 "dog goes home" uhh you mean Bolt right?

  • 1:56 When Oliver is wholesome

  • If they serve the biggest villain, then I wonder who was their boss in 20th century

  • Aw man can we have atleast a girl minion in this house?


  • Soooo..... No ones gonna talk about where were minions in the 1940s?

  • Wonder how long it takes to edit any of these videos

  • I’m sorry... “I got you some minions Bean!” MY HEART 🥺❤️✨

  • I want to squish minons when i first saw them then a saw the theories that they are kids that are forsed to be slaves and they had to wear these heavy helmets which stunt their groth

  • 1020

  • Hahaha mr beats is such a so called cool guy he wont bother you... just a theory lol.

  • You have a son?????


  • universe:Lets Just Create An Cartoon. Internet:MINIONS ARENT MINIONS 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

  • Me: then what’s a minion

  • Hey mat Is true father a spy from spy vs spy???

  • raw popcorn

  • 7:29

  • the clone of a human is still a human and the clone of a minion is still a minion

  • Just like "among us in among us is not among us Yes

  • Well, I think the conclusion is wrong. The clone of a sheep is still a sheep, right? Genetically they are literally identical. So the clone of a minion of course is a minion. An exact copy. (at least if Gru managed to perfect cloning, but given his ability with genetics I'd think so)

  • Omg oliver is so adorable

  • i mean they can reproduce by binomial nomenclature like some protists do

  • This is why I don't like kids, they are dumb...

  • Like the minions in minions are not minion like the cars in cars are not 🚗 cars


  • Omg when you said oil was two I was so surprised omg he grew up so fast 😭😭

  • You actually made a mistake in the beginning in the movie life of pets the animals can’t talk they’re just showing you that the animals understand each other but when they show you the humans perspective when max is trying to convince his owner to remove that brown dog she can’t understand him she just hears barking

  • Bello!

  • Minions minions minions

  • They don't even have dental

  • Wait, you have a son?

  • Mr beast watching this right now be like: that's where my minion was

  • Matt my guy, your son is FRICKING ADORABLE

  • I don’t think minions can die

  • what if they reproduce asexually but they only do so after they need to have more minions in the population, as much as what Gru needed

  • mat pat: THE 200, the other thirty : BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • YOU GOT A PERFECT SAT SCORE? also i am sad at the fact that you RUINED this for your son :(

  • this is actually canon according to this disc I found of three dispicable me shorts

  • I'd give up my intelligence to become an immortal minion

  • They could turn Gru and all of them into minions and boom now gru and the others will never die and the minions will have a forever boss

  • 0:55 nice roast. I didn't really like Bolt.

  • Yes, hello, SCP Foundation? I got about 10,000'walking, babbling pills with eyes outside my door...

  • JUST REMEMBER KIDS: Minions helped the funny moustache german man

  • We all know that the Minions were Nazi’s right?

  • Wait, stole from Mr beast EH,

  • Thx matpat, I was about to do a theory on this but thanks

  • Eh at least I know bob is legit and not a fake, that's all I wanted to know

  • Those yellow pills aren't minion. Minion is a fish creature in a jar!

  • 2:03 fun fact. Matpat called them bean

  • The thing is, it's way more fun stealing the statue of liberty than curing cancer, everyone knows that MatPat!!!!

  • I prefer megamind to despicable me.

  • Yor wrong

  • 3:48 wait WHAT, where’s that from

  • In Despicable me 2, there were minions in front of the screen making jelly and playing around with fruit hats. But in the backround, there were 2 minions hitting eachother with hammers. One of them knocks out the other minion and starts panicking. The minion then starts to perform CPR and the minion that was knocked out is back.

  • Matpat why keep in check of them when you can launch them into space after all even though its not the most logical solution considering we'ed have to build THOUSANDS of spaceships it would work. Right?

  • I want you to make a theory about dis tv show called captain kangaroo it is really old but it is good and I found it by my teacher and there is also the last unicorn I still have that disc but they also have it on youtube but it is in parts and yeah...

  • I .. am not clickbait. I did not clickbait.

  • "They don't even have dental." -Shrek

  • Matt Patt Has A SON?!

  • the first 23 seconds of the video makes me think "How GOOD were the minions ACTUALLY."

  • I'm confused Mr. Beast didn't rush to Mat's home screaming I WANT MY MINION BACK or just didn't sue him

  • I know they would never show it in a movie but does that mean the minions were helping out Germany in the 1940s

  • Fake

  • So, in your Madagascar vid, you said that Madagascar is certainly no minions, and then you say Ollie saw minions for the first time in Christmas, and you said you were a new comer to the series, AKA , you blindly judged a movie

  • 0:08 How good was Minions actually?

  • Awe look at you! Trying to Ruin a childhood Story! Just like Ur mom taught You!! Good Job!

  • A criminal hmmmmm fnaf ruv? Seriously is it like ruv?

  • Or maybe illumination just made a mistake

  • Fun fact:the minions are not talking in a silly language their actually talking in different kinds of languages

  • NGL I like Felonious and never found minions appealing. I wouldn't be here at all if this wasn't MattPat. The only thing primal about them is that I want to put them in a blender feet first so I can watch their reactions.

  • Here's my theory when ever they got hit slot they duplecate hamme is just a little effective

  • Minions be humans?!

  • You're right MatPat. They aren't Minions. They are cashgrabs.

  • They are potatoes

  • Im gonna be honest, I knew immediately what the answer is. You have 2 driven evil geniuses with a large gene pool. Cloning go brrrrrrt.

  • The 'When I leave an empty milk jug in the fridge. Yes I am pretty despicable' Meme thumbnail got wheezing 😂😂😂😂😂

  • so the minions are still minions. Both biologically and by name. Cause they still are followers and minions subserviant.

  • Wait Matpat has a son? S H O C C

  • Your son is cute mate

  • This defeats the whole purpose of this movie... and it works I guess

  • The minion do you have at the start of the film/video the one where you describe what I mean how minions are the reason that people have gotten addicted to despicable me he has heterochromia!

    • So minions are not minions in the minions? So that means the minions are something not minions?

  • I just wanna know HOW DID THE LAWNMOWER FLY!!!!?

  • wait what happened to the one minion that got left at the jail tho?

  • Probably the best minion content out there

  • if minions arent minions but clone from minions, the minions ARE minions, because we as humans we are made from dna parts of other humans, so minions clones from other "original" minions, are actually minions

  • MatPat's theories never fails to surprise me. Every video is crazier than the last.

  • The minions in minions are not minions but they are still Know that they are minions in minions, you know what I am saying

  • I feel my childhood crack

  • I've got and idea for a film theory no one else has. Interested?

  • You Rooney and you your kids life with this with video