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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  • Aritaki

    Michael Reaves did this to power a microwave

  • Leah Fenton
    Leah Fenton

    The eatable weed physically trace because meal nationally refuse without a eight rest. bored, scintillating ambulance

  • soinu foig
    soinu foig

    “I really wish kids would just stick to Minecraft!”

  • Faith Flagg
    Faith Flagg

    It's hilarious how much fnaf took over ur channel

  • User C
    User C

    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

    Love the intro

    • soinu foig
      soinu foig


  • Slothsicle !
    Slothsicle !

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Steven Backenstoes
    Steven Backenstoes

    "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

    Matpat do vid about 01a51cd0

  • Alexander Brown
    Alexander Brown

    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

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

  • Romeo Garcia
    Romeo Garcia

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

  • BubbleGumPanda _gacha
    BubbleGumPanda _gacha

    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

    I need no nord vpn

  • Naomi Logie
    Naomi Logie

    Scream energy = adrenaline

  • The cool kid five Nights at freddys
    The cool kid five Nights at freddys

    What the ahhhhhhh

    • hen ko
      hen ko

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

  • Erin Parker
    Erin Parker

    how do you know

    • hen ko
      hen ko

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

  • Jon Telencio
    Jon Telencio


  • Thomas Brisco Jr.
    Thomas Brisco Jr.

    Laster death good like a medicine

  • Rudi: Jude
    Rudi: Jude

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

  • Dag

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

  • Josue Cepeda
    Josue Cepeda

    Adventure time plz

  • Lego007guy M
    Lego007guy M

    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

    The intro is amazing

  • kaizenNakamoto

    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

    10:28 *Laughs in Eygptian*

  • marcrobinson010

    Mike and sully save the day :)

  • Ellerbrook Schmitz
    Ellerbrook Schmitz

    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


  • mikin lirou
    mikin lirou

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

  • khaxjc1

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

  • Jamie Gould
    Jamie Gould

    can you cover phineas and ferb!?!!?

  • MrBaconboy54

    Lol this reminds me of Michael Reeves scream power microwave


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


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

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou

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

  • D3monVolt

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

  • Harry

    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

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

  • Arnoics


  • Ahmed Eltayb
    Ahmed Eltayb

    I live in Egypt :P

  • GTstang80

    Film Theory: Steamboat Willie is an animal torturer?

  • thefench1

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

  • Luke Figlia
    Luke Figlia

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

  • Helly Fire
    Helly Fire

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

  • Lopi

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

  • RheArts

    Go Pisay!! Philippine Science High School!

    • Cold Mocha
      Cold Mocha

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

  • Ismail Hussein
    Ismail Hussein

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

  • mark mawson
    mark mawson

    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

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

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

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

  • Shloomy Shloms
    Shloomy Shloms

    pointless nit picking is pointless.

  • Miii Weee
    Miii Weee

    Noice intro

  • Gurkeerat Singh
    Gurkeerat Singh

    Props to the guy who makes new intros

  • ZorTakZ MoFok
    ZorTakZ MoFok

    The monsters were one bold move from meeting Chris Hansen

    • ZorTakZ MoFok
      ZorTakZ MoFok

      @bofooit gojo Interesting

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      i am in eygpt

  • solstus

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

  • steel spider
    steel spider

    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

    Do No Escape Room

  • TyAsia Rolon
    TyAsia Rolon

    Do No Escape Room

  • Oliver & Company
    Oliver & Company


  • Nøkk Siege
    Nøkk Siege

    Do a theory on finding nemo

  • Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago
    Rebel Greninja • 69 years ago

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

  • Hugo Brennan
    Hugo Brennan

    Sweet intro, bro

  • Building Up
    Building Up

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

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu

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

  • abklm

    oh its Pisay. makes sense

  • GoldenGame 1689
    GoldenGame 1689

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

  • darkness iseternal
    darkness iseternal

    ど め

  • ahmed sadeek
    ahmed sadeek

    i am in eygpt

    • soinhu foitu
      soinhu foitu

      So much like

  • Riley Strickland
    Riley Strickland

    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 people

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

  • Shonen Bag
    Shonen Bag

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

  • Wave Dylan
    Wave Dylan

    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 Galloway

    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 Thiessen

    "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 Media

    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 Adee

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

  • Silver Shadow
    Silver Shadow

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

  • Fredbear

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

  • Lincoln Cox
    Lincoln Cox

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

  • Father Mother
    Father Mother

    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 Wow

    But an adult could take initiative in protecting themselves

  • Adam Fejjari
    Adam Fejjari

    So much like

  • Aldo the Lizard
    Aldo the Lizard

    I did forget that mike wazowski actually has 1 eye

  • Nicole Pamintuan
    Nicole Pamintuan

    unfair science fair

  • Zendakon

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

  • rage quitter
    rage quitter

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

  • fouoii gyhh
    fouoii gyhh

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

  • nick3799

    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 mansoor

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

  • Piglet

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

    • fouoii gyhh
      fouoii gyhh

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

  • ClonaClox9999 / Celery
    ClonaClox9999 / Celery

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

  • hamlet688 *
    hamlet688 *

    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 *

      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 Harris

    i cant believe matpat had harry potter on the video omg

  • Dumb Shit
    Dumb Shit

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

  • Sicarius

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

  • Hogg Gg
    Hogg Gg

    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 can

    i had forgotten that Matt is now a dad omg

  • William Fetkovich
    William Fetkovich

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