Film Theory: The BIG Mistake of Monsters Inc

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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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Credits:
Writers: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editors: Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick and Pedro Freitas
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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  • Slothsicle !
    Slothsicle !Klukkustund 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. LimosoKlukkustund 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 Burgess3 klukkustundum 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 Гусарев3 klukkustundum síðan

    Imagine how much power would Monster Inc have with Sr Pelo alone.

  • Steven Backenstoes
    Steven Backenstoes10 klukkustundum 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 Yamada13 klukkustundum síðan

    Matpat do vid about 01a51cd0

  • Alexander Brown
    Alexander Brown14 klukkustundum 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 browning17 klukkustundum síðan

    If you can create energy from sound, you can create infinite energy from an echo chamber.

  • Romeo Garcia
    Romeo Garcia21 klukkustund síðan

    This is blowing my tiny tint little brain in the first 4 minutes

  • BubbleGumPanda _gacha
    BubbleGumPanda _gachaDegi Síðan 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 manDegi Síðan síðan

    I need no nord vpn

  • Naomi Logie
    Naomi LogieDegi Síðan síðan

    Scream energy = adrenaline

  • The cool kid five Nights at freddys
    The cool kid five Nights at freddysDegi Síðan síðan

    What the ahhhhhhh

  • hen ko

    hen ko

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!

  • Erin Parker
    Erin ParkerDegi Síðan síðan

    how do you know

  • hen ko

    hen ko

    18 klukkustundum síðan

    “They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?

  • Jon Telencio
    Jon TelencioDegi Síðan síðan

    THIS IS FNAF LOOKING

  • Thomas Brisco Jr.
    Thomas Brisco Jr.Degi Síðan síðan

    Laster death good like a medicine

  • Rudi: Jude
    Rudi: JudeDegi Síðan síðan

    why is no one talking about the noise at 8:00

  • Dag
    DagDegi Síðan síðan

    OK WAIT MATTPATT - itsa movie!!! its disney!!!! (MIC DROP)

  • Josue Cepeda
    Josue CepedaDegi Síðan síðan

    Adventure time plz

  • Lego007guy M
    Lego007guy MDegi Síðan 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 knixDegi Síðan síðan

    The intro is amazing

  • kaizenNakamoto
    kaizenNakamotoDegi Síðan 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 SamaDegi Síðan síðan

    10:28 *Laughs in Eygptian*

  • marcrobinson010
    marcrobinson0102 dögum síðan

    Mike and sully save the day :)

  • Ellerbrook Schmitz
    Ellerbrook Schmitz2 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 Mago2 dögum síðan

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  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirou2 dögum síðan

    “They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?

  • khaxjc1
    khaxjc12 dögum síðan

    2:35 dont ask me how I know 6:20 Steph!

  • Jamie Gould
    Jamie Gould2 dögum síðan

    can you cover phineas and ferb!?!!?

  • MrBaconboy54
    MrBaconboy542 dögum síðan

    Lol this reminds me of Michael Reeves scream power microwave

  • ALZ3IM AL3ZIM
    ALZ3IM AL3ZIM2 dögum síðan

    Pov : I am allready in Egypt I am five parallel universes ahead of you

  • ALZ3IM AL3ZIM

    ALZ3IM AL3ZIM

    2 dögum síðan

    @mikin lirou i don't even know who you are

  • mikin lirou

    mikin lirou

    2 dögum síðan

    So you're telling me Gen Z humor is scientific? You've gotta me kidding me, literally.

  • D3monVolt
    D3monVolt2 dögum síðan

    But I don't know egyptian. Why would I watch egyptish movies?

  • Harry
    Harry2 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 Snyder2 dögum síðan

    Cool for the students, but isn't that just a regular microphone?

  • Arnoics
    Arnoics2 dögum síðan

    amogus

  • Ahmed Eltayb
    Ahmed Eltayb2 dögum síðan

    I live in Egypt :P

  • GTstang80
    GTstang802 dögum síðan

    Film Theory: Steamboat Willie is an animal torturer?

  • thefench1
    thefench13 dögum síðan

    now explain please ... why doesnt the monsters scream themselves into their gadgets ...

  • Luke Figlia
    Luke Figlia3 dögum síðan

    The upbeat nancy intriguinly lick because spain beautifully pinch save a ritzy yogurt. dangerous, shut algeria

  • Helly Fire
    Helly Fire3 dögum síðan

    Monster: warghh!! Im monster Kid now day: woow dude, what kind of thing i smoke dude

  • Lopi
    Lopi3 dögum síðan

    I'm pretty sure hearing laughter from a kid alone at his room is scarier than the kid screaming imo

  • RheArts
    RheArts3 dögum síðan

    Go Pisay!! Philippine Science High School!

  • Cold Mocha

    Cold Mocha

    3 dögum síðan

    Ohhhh I remember doing the enrollment test back then in elementary- sadly I didn't get in :')

  • Ismail Hussein
    Ismail Hussein3 dögum síðan

    10:28 Me who lives in Egypt: I'm four parallel universes ahead of you

  • mark mawson
    mark mawson3 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 KEEM3 dögum síðan

    So you're telling me Gen Z humor is scientific? You've gotta me kidding me, literally.

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo3 dögum síðan

    "King Kong VS Godzilla" Do you have a prediction of which one who is going to win, MatPat?

  • Shloomy Shloms
    Shloomy Shloms3 dögum síðan

    pointless nit picking is pointless.

  • Miii Weee
    Miii Weee3 dögum síðan

    Noice intro

  • Gurkeerat Singh
    Gurkeerat Singh3 dögum síðan

    Props to the guy who makes new intros

  • ZorTakZ MoFok
    ZorTakZ MoFok3 dögum síðan

    The monsters were one bold move from meeting Chris Hansen

  • ZorTakZ MoFok

    ZorTakZ MoFok

    3 dögum síðan

    @bofooit gojo Interesting

  • bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo

    3 dögum síðan

    i am in eygpt

  • solstus
    solstus3 dögum síðan

    Is this a real upload? I feel like I've seen this already

  • steel spider
    steel spider3 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 Rolon4 dögum síðan

    Do No Escape Room

  • TyAsia Rolon
    TyAsia Rolon4 dögum síðan

    Do No Escape Room

  • Oliver & Company
    Oliver & Company4 dögum síðan

    OK

  • Nøkk Siege
    Nøkk Siege4 dögum síðan

    Do a theory on finding nemo

  • Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago
    Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago4 dögum síðan

    goku's voice actor be like: time to get some money baby

  • Hugo Brennan
    Hugo Brennan4 dögum síðan

    Sweet intro, bro

  • Building Up
    Building Up4 dögum síðan

    They were a happy family. Until they weren’t.

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu4 dögum síðan

    Bruh, just recruit some SCPs, that oughta scare the frick out of anyone.

  • abklm
    abklm4 dögum síðan

    oh its Pisay. makes sense

  • GoldenGame 1689
    GoldenGame 16894 dögum síðan

    Imagine the monster visitd the crying child and the nightmare animtronics attack the monster.

  • darkness iseternal
    darkness iseternal4 dögum síðan

    ど め

  • ahmed sadeek
    ahmed sadeek4 dögum síðan

    i am in eygpt

  • soinhu foitu

    soinhu foitu

    4 dögum síðan

    So much like

  • Riley Strickland
    Riley Strickland4 dögum síðan

    This video helps me understand why I laugh so easily nowadays. I always thought it was weird, but I never realized there was a scientific explanation for it. So thank you for shedding some light on this for me, MatPat!

  • Aye people
    Aye people4 dögum síðan

    “They focus on children’s bedrooms” where is Chris Hansen?

  • Shonen Bag
    Shonen Bag4 dögum síðan

    So we're just not gonna appreciate the incredible custom intro sequence?

  • Wave Dylan
    Wave Dylan4 dögum síðan

    The reason the monsters scare children only is because no one believes children but if millions of adults every nights reported monsters in their bedrooms people would start to catch on

  • Avery Galloway
    Avery Galloway4 dögum síðan

    I mean when we look at this movie conceptually, I think we can look at the effects of fear vs. joy as “motivational factors” (alternatively, and perhaps more conspiratorially, methods of control) on the most moldable minds in our society, children. The “business” of Monster’s Inc is literally to keep their way of life, their SOCIETY running smoothly. We see the literal backbone of their culture struggling to keep up with the demands of its population, having to scare more and more children in order to maintain their energetic resources and a sense of normalcy and sustainability in their lives. Replace the monsters with adults, and the energy that keeps society running smoothly with money... and I think you get the idea. The problem is that these “kids today” aren’t as easy to scare into the role they have been given as providers of that energy, the movie making it a point to show kids literally rising above their fears/“beating up” some of the monsters as a literal fight against the roles that are being thrust upon them. What’s more is when you see a monster contaminated with something “childlike” (a la 2319, where you can literally see the monster in question EXPRESSING MORE JOY before becoming aware of his “condition”) they are IMMEDIATELY singled out and in effect humiliated in front of their peers via the “natural consequences” of the contamination... supposedly for the monster’s own good. The whole treatment of the situation revolves around the fear of these children being a threat to their society when the monsters are unable to mold them into the role they have been assigned by ✨the way things have always worked✨ and the literal LOSS OF POWER they experience as a result. It is the literal repression of the inner child in order to orchestrate their “growing up” and becoming, functionally, contributing members of society. When we are introduced to Boo, however, we are presented with an alternative. We now have this small child completely fearless of the world she has found herself in, acting with the literal innocence of a child. This behavior causes panic as it literally awakens the fear response they have normalized in the monster’s society and ultimately, in their own lives. It’s ✨just how things work✨ around here. Nonetheless, we see Boo’s natural sense of joy emitting way more power in one dose that the monster’s current infrastructure cannot handle the literal raw power of a child’s NATURAL STATE OF BEING, actual childlike joy. Then we have Waternoose, the boss of the corporation that literally runs their society on fear, literally sucking kids dry of their innate love for life in order to keep things running no matter the actual consequence this has on the child’s life and livelihood. As long as they are “contributing members of society,” the end will always justify his means. He has systematic ways of literally cutting children who refuse to fill the role they have been given by literally destroying their ”doors” to society. Not to mention he literally kidnaps children and fills them with fear so that he may remain comfortably in power and carry on his legacy. (not even going to go deeper on the parallel of this to the actual state of the education system.) Meanwhile, we have Sully, who in his world is for all intents and purposes perceived as a pretty good guy. He’s seen as this guy who cares about providing the power to keep his neighbors lights on, he’s a hard worker and at the top of his field, he genuinely cares about his peers and is compassionate and supportive. Yes, his entire career is literally based on instilling fear in children, but that’s ✨just the way things have always been✨ and he wants to maintain a comfortable way of living in Monster City. (Something else interesting is the literal propaganda Monster’s Inc airs commercially to dupe Monster City into believing that forcing these children into their assigned role as “contributing members of society” through fear is the only way to sustain their way of life.) Sully really believes he is doing something good until he sees the effects firsthand on someone he has grown to CARE for. This literally inspires him to completely change and rebuild the methods of energy production from forcing it through fear to inspiring it through joy and laughter which leaves Monster City in the most abundance it has ever seen. (Let’s not forget the analogy of the “energy running society” being equivalent to money and economy.) TLDR: It took someone actually caring about the effects of forcing someone into a role they never asked for under the pressure of “never having enough” to actually build a society where there is more than enough for everyone and people live happy lives by uplifting others to live in a natural state of joy and doing what they love to do.

  • Tatum Thiessen
    Tatum Thiessen4 dögum síðan

    "because kids these days are losing their fear of monsters " *7 year old me learning about dead kids being stuffed in suits and being raised on game theory * "I wonder why?"

  • MacGamer Media
    MacGamer Media4 dögum síðan

    5:35 That doesn’t sound right at all, you number sounds completely off. The difference is 25dB, therefore the ratio between the intensities should be greater than 100x, right? Then there’s the extra 5dB difference. The equation used to interpolate the ratio between the intensities given that difference is log(x^10) or 10log(x). Solving for y = 5 gives you an x value of approximately 3.162. So multiply 100 by 3.162 and you get 316.2x. Clearly we used very different methods, I just wish you’d be more transparent about where you get your numbers.

  • Sarah Adee
    Sarah Adee4 dögum síðan

    Mat Pat, can you do shark boy and lava girl?

  • Silver Shadow
    Silver Shadow4 dögum síðan

    Great glory to my country egypT ( Signature look up superiority )

  • Fredbear
    Fredbear4 dögum síðan

    If their company needs something loud they can always use my ps4 at 3 am

  • Lincoln Cox
    Lincoln Cox4 dögum síðan

    I just realized that MatPat ends all of his sentences with a low note

  • Father Mother
    Father Mother4 dögum síðan

    One time I did the thing of “ what baking soda is most effective when used in baking” and I even put in how the science works! I got like, last place, because it didn’t help anyone, so the judges are dumb

  • Bob Wow
    Bob Wow4 dögum síðan

    But an adult could take initiative in protecting themselves

  • Adam Fejjari
    Adam Fejjari5 dögum síðan

    So much like

  • Aldo the Lizard
    Aldo the Lizard5 dögum síðan

    I did forget that mike wazowski actually has 1 eye

  • Nicole Pamintuan
    Nicole Pamintuan5 dögum síðan

    unfair science fair

  • Zendakon
    Zendakon5 dögum síðan

    Austin can you math out how much Phineas and Ferb make shipping each year?

  • rage quitter
    rage quitter5 dögum síðan

    Flim theory you done it again making a kids movie a dark thing 👏

  • fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh5 dögum síðan

    Tbh, if I saw sully coming through my door I would hug him. Then I would drive myself to the mental hospital.

  • nick3799
    nick37995 dögum síðan

    Had me until the end there - so they’re supposed to be harvesting dopamine? We don’t even have direct ways of measuring dopamine. And it logically follows that if the monster world has sufficient technology to somehow harvest dopamine without physical contact in the split seconds a scare is happening, they’re going to be advanced enough to synthesize their own dopamine in a lab. Extensive research on the properties of dopamine would be needed to be able to extract and use it so effortlessly. Why would a civilization this advanced turn around and use such a grossly inefficient and risky way of obtaining dopamine?

  • jawad mansoor
    jawad mansoor5 dögum síðan

    If that is silver wining model then what is gold winner? What did he/they do?

  • Piglet
    Piglet5 dögum síðan

    In the Phillipines?, and They Gave that A SILVER PRIZE?

  • fouoii gyhh

    fouoii gyhh

    5 dögum síðan

    So you telling me that I can burn calories by watching horror movies? This is life changing.

  • ClonaClox9999 / Celery
    ClonaClox9999 / Celery5 dögum síðan

    Matpat, stop talking about the bs virus. It ruins the flow of the video every time.

  • hamlet688 *
    hamlet688 *5 dögum síðan

    Hey MatPat i have a Disney's Peter Pan theory: was rewatching it today when this popped in my head: in the song "You Can Fly", the lyrics say "think of all the joy you'll find, when you leave the world behind." this sounded familiar to me: in the movie Jumanji, the game starts with the riddle "A game for those who seek to find a way to leave the world behind." Maybe all the animals from the game are being sourced out of Neverland? and thats also where you go if you get sucked into the game? and the reason why Alan aged in the game could also be the reason why there are adult pirates in Neverland. and just like Alan, if Hook and the other pirates find a way to escape the game and finish it, they would revert to being children again?

  • hamlet688 *

    hamlet688 *

    5 dögum síðan

    and why there are other kids in Neverland that dont age: maybe theres 2 ways to get to Neverland? if you come via the Jumanji game you age, if you come by flying with a faerie using fairy dust, you don't?

  • Mackenzie Kara Harris
    Mackenzie Kara Harris5 dögum síðan

    i cant believe matpat had harry potter on the video omg

  • Dumb Shit
    Dumb Shit5 dögum síðan

    I tried screaming into a pillow to relieve stress. It was... embarrassing.

  • Sicarius
    Sicarius5 dögum síðan

    Just checked what countries Nord has available. Egypt is not one of them.

  • Hogg Gg
    Hogg Gg5 dögum síðan

    They'd rather scare kids than adults because if they scare a kid people will just think that their being kids and it's just their imagination, but if they start to scare adults, eventually people would start to get aware and a conflict could ensue. - Also Adults are more prone to fighting back, while being stronger and than kids, and you know, guns

  • miss soda can
    miss soda can5 dögum síðan

    i had forgotten that Matt is now a dad omg

  • William Fetkovich
    William Fetkovich5 dögum síðan

    dont lissen to matpat because netflix has vpn blockers that block nornvpn on there site for this reson

  • 8-BIT
    8-BIT5 dögum síðan

    I hope those kids watch this so they don't feel to bad

  • The4TKnightBoy
    The4TKnightBoy5 dögum síðan

    Great matpat another movie ruined Can I get your autograph in the comments

  • Gacha Kat
    Gacha Kat5 dögum síðan

    I still think a monster should look human like a monster coming out of your closet what about a person coming out of your closet that sounds creepy right

  • Metaphysical Cookies
    Metaphysical Cookies5 dögum síðan

    MatPat, you are casually teaching people about what the secret society do secretly with kids they have kidnapped. It's old religions stuff, not just a theory.

  • Kevin Quinn
    Kevin Quinn5 dögum síðan

    Elon Matpat is nightmare fuel.

  • ThicLizard
    ThicLizard5 dögum síðan

    8:00 made my day.

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