Film Theory: We SOLVED Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 1!

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The Rick and Morty is back! The season premiere, "Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat", left me with so many theory ideas and I couldn't wait! This episode showed us a side of Rick and Morty we haven't seen before and I LOVED it! In fact, I think that there was a life lesson hidden somewhere in all the jokes and violence. What was that lesson? What did Rick mean at the end of the episode? I'm here to explain it all to you!
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Writer: Matthew Patrick
Editor: Yosi Berman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
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Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

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Nov 17, 2019




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The Film Theorists
The Film Theorists 8 months ago
So glad to see so many of you liked this more "laid back" style. It helped us get the episode out same week, rather than weeks later after all this was relevant! That said, seeing a lot of comments about the green screen, lighting, and background, so quick note: I had to film while traveling, meaning stuff was a bit rougher than it normally would be. Shouldn't be a problem in the future!
Dylan Vega
Dylan Vega 22 days ago
Dr. Film theory is my new therapist
alex Lamy
alex Lamy 29 days ago
I love your theories man. Don’t care about your delivery. Keep up the work!
Fan Base
Fan Base Month ago
You're not in that room are you😀😀
Odil Ruiz
Odil Ruiz 2 months ago
Love the analysis videos, from science to philosophy hope to see more!
Fefe 3 months ago
aռɢɛʟɛs !
I really liked this episode! ❤💞💕
Cameron Spalding
I love the bit where Rick though Morty was masturbating when he had his hand in his pocket but didn’t say anything
Joseph Bianco
I love seeing the “poorly photoshoped cut in” MatPat.. It is just effing HYSTERICAL.. but its always a plus seeing the Man in Motion.. Ps.. Totally wishing i was a lady just so i can see the Rick nd Morty Tattoo😭PpSs.. I love that i JUST found this channel.. Cuz now i get to binge all the episodes.. and i haven’t even STARTED the other channels you have!!🖤🖤
Allison Scallan
For some reason it looks like he’s behind a green screen
Lars Plewa
Lars Plewa 2 days ago
Theory about Film-Theory: He's cutting his greenscreen this bad because he want's to give theorists theorys :D
SirBucky McDucky
SirBucky McDucky 2 days ago
Did anyone else get a 20 min ad... For some reason i watched the whole thing...
Angelo Alires
Angelo Alires 3 days ago
Your real life face moving and talking and not just being a photoshopped version of the still image is a terrible thing, don't do this anymore... this bothers me.
Koy Stevens
Koy Stevens 4 days ago
This is ricks IQ I I \/
Liz Mcdevitt
Liz Mcdevitt 4 days ago
Love the episode. Hate the fake backdrop and the fuzzy edges drive me nuts.
Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson 4 days ago
I really enjoy seeing your actual face during these videos! You have a way to keep my attention with the normal videos, but it's nice to put a face to the voice. Great channel, and great work!
Dane Hudson
Dane Hudson 5 days ago
Morty just needed to buy her the margaritaville necklace, he was too caught up in the end to focus on the details
YT JONTEPONTE 6 days ago
Me that got 15 iq on a iq test yes I do understand
savesomeone 7 days ago
ah yes tell us how smart we are again
Antonio Rivas
Antonio Rivas 8 days ago
He is just dying of old age with her... Not living or spending time with her... I think
Gabriel Osborne
Gabriel Osborne 8 days ago
great episode
C-137 9 days ago
Dylan McLoughlin
Dylan McLoughlin 9 days ago
"Selfishly serving your self" -MatPat
Tippex 10 days ago
Can we get consiquentionlist theory?
Beaster435 10 days ago
The lesson is always listed to rick
Emit 333
Emit 333 10 days ago
Thats caffeines chem structure behind him!
fcuking Sg Invain
fcuking Sg Invain 11 days ago
fcuking Sg Invain
fcuking Sg Invain 11 days ago
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prod. by desolodeg 11 days ago
Why did he change this Amazing animated style to this...?
Azazel Dreciare
Azazel Dreciare 16 days ago
Nobody else cares about be the same way i care about me which is applicable to almost everybody. Nobody actually cares about you as selflessly as you do which is somehow selfish but selfishness is relative and inherently selfish only when the user percieve it to be so making it a stupid word. What's the point of this? Nothing. Just like the universe, our lives and everything therein.
Mr. Apple
Mr. Apple 16 days ago
Ya He’d get to know them better
James Priest
James Priest 16 days ago
Morty sounds like a progressive. Ends justify the mean, the greater good, what's best for the group. Change at any cost right?! No matter how many bodies, how much property or right or liberty taken. Right?!
Sean Champion-Taylor
All rise for Audible.
Michael R.
Michael R. 17 days ago
New style is kinda modern... But I kinda missed the silly cartoon/photo picture thingies with their silly movements. Idk why, but I prefer that.
Zen Yarnell
Zen Yarnell 18 days ago
My name is (no joke) Zen and this is a confusing video to watch
internal Slumber
internal Slumber 19 days ago
sorry matpat, but never reference anime, you called it "any may" ;-; other than that, great episode
Sheev Palpatine
Sheev Palpatine 16 days ago
It's pronounced ah-ni-may
Themba Kamanga
Themba Kamanga 20 days ago
When Rick died Morty's future became sad so Rick is keeping Morty Intact
The Nerdytoons
The Nerdytoons 20 days ago
I love when you do a face cam
Crysalie At Work
Crysalie At Work 22 days ago
sympathy is easy, empathy isn't
Gwenni and sonic
Gwenni and sonic 24 days ago
I watched Rick and Morty when I’m just a kid LOL
flooxy_doox_XD• 27 days ago
The green screen in this is so terribly bad
Dr PIG MEN Month ago
the moment you realized that matpat is using a green screen
Matthew Marshall
people needa stop spaming quotes. Not wanna scrowl through. :(
Lee Hogg
Lee Hogg Month ago
Rick and morty often references Nietzsche and this one looks like his book Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In it a guy goes up a mountain to live for ten years to gain enlightenment. When he comes down he finds a crowd watching a tight rope walker and he gives a speech similar to what rick said to morty about why death crystals are dumb.
Cameron Horn
Cameron Horn Month ago
9.3k stirnerists disliked this video
Dominic Spagnol
Dominic Spagnol Month ago
Genuinely liked the laid back style, more please
Taco Month ago
Why does matpat always looks like he is on the verge of crying?
Themba Kamanga
Themba Kamanga Month ago
Am on Rick is side just chill
Michael Hornegger
pretty sure blindly following the visions of a crystal is not what ayn rand had in mind 🤔😂
R6_blayzYT Month ago
How come all mortys deaths are with rick but rick has one with morty how does that work
I know this video is a little old now but I just wanted to say: I think your interpretation of Objectivism is a little incorrect. What you’ve actually come closer to is a Max Stirner form of egoism where as long as you derive pleasure from your actions, those actions are objectively correct. In truth, objectivism is about *rational* self interest. Meaning that Morty, if he were truly an Objectivist, wouldn’t allow Rick to die to achieve his “objective” goal, as in Objectivist philosophy, murder is considered a selfless act. You’re making an innocent person sacrifice their life for your benefit only, which - if you’re an _actual_ objectivist, not the shitty version of it Atlas Society perpetuates - is something you’ll want to avoid. For an example of this, look no further than James Taggart, the antagonist of Atlas Shrugged. There’s a controversial scene in the book where because of an error at Taggart Transcontinental (the train company he and his sister Dagny, the protagonist of the story run) two trains get into an accident and blow up a tunnel. To me, this represents that phony version of objectivism people are lead to believe. James doesn’t care about the outcome of his choices to send in another train even though he knows one is stuck, because if his plan succeeds, the incoming train will still arrive to its destination on time.
thatflipperkid Month ago
Why are you greenscreening yourself into that room?
Blue the Stikbot
I'm wearing a Rick and Morty shirt right now
reckneya Month ago
What I like most about your new style, is one most evident when compared to other YTers; it seems like you said (at least) most of it in one go. No cuts. Some of your colleagues are almost notorious when it comes to cuts, and they seem not to understand how off putting their content becomes because of it. I really appreciate you took the time to say your lines properly in one go. Thumbs up for that. 👍
Michaaeel Abrahams
I shmaak the video, give us more.. give us more... give us moreeee
James Mitchell
James Mitchell Month ago
I hope you haven't had IT tattooed like Pickle Rick!
Saxon Month ago
Can we talk about how your behind a green screen
indra diomi
indra diomi Month ago
you should watch the politician it is a similar message
Dopey Vaper
Dopey Vaper Month ago
you can tell this guy listened in school
peter god
peter god Month ago
Or my theory is, morty is too stupid to realise that how he dies has nothing to do with his actuale problem, i think that sums it up pretty good.
Ezra Lebowitz
Ezra Lebowitz Month ago
I loved this style, actually
Aleksandr Dremorra
show is not that smart its just u who is dumb. consider that for a change.
lyadh 101
lyadh 101 Month ago
Just stick to your old format...it worked better...
Armond L
Armond L Month ago
0:48 “nothin personnel kid 😎” fantastic reference
Bluey Month ago
everyone has heard of something like "big ego!"
Hilary Kelly
Hilary Kelly Month ago
shrtlink.ca/xxxbabiesamateurvideo569 සංවර්ධන විෂමතාව තාවකාලිකව ශ්‍රේණිගත කරන ලද අවදානමට ලක්විය හැකිසොයාගෙන ඇත
DJYawe Hawkins
DJYawe Hawkins Month ago
I do love your chill format! keep up the amazing work I just can't fathom how you put out so much content, you have so much on your plate.but I've been a fan since back is the cringy DVD that's just a game theory! Much Love.
DJYawe Hawkins
DJYawe Hawkins Month ago
Akita? but isn't it actually a reference to the Movie Lucy? At the end of the show, she does basically the same thing even down to the colors. that movie was lit.
Tristan McDowell
I really enjoy the laid back style and all the rick and morty episodes
Morty Smith
Morty Smith Month ago
Morty has one problem: he's way too interested in Jessica! He buried the death Crystal in his forehead and didn't bleed?!
Morty Smith
Morty Smith Month ago
*burp* stupid normie Jerry!
andrew Month ago
Imo hologram Rick reminds me of a male feminist. Think about it he is acting all nice to Morty until he finally gets what he wants. He's passive-aggressive, easily offended, and a protestor. It seems rather intentional.
Arkarosh Month ago
Trippy hands in greenscren PattMat but nice vid :D
Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown Month ago
I kinda miss the full-body videos
Ace Q
Ace Q Month ago
Badly lit MatPat combined + green screen = 10/10
InfernoNinja Month ago
When a show has a mystery not even the FBI can solve, but I know about Matpat's channel: I HAVE THE POWER OF GOD AND ANIME ON MY SIDE
Prithvi Sharma
Prithvi Sharma Month ago
“We eat our prey alive” seems to be addressing the relevance of living in the moment and the “hatch eggs in their eyes” addresses the planning for the future, all undermined by the actual point of having empathy. Noice one
Hayden UwU
Hayden UwU Month ago
Cool owo
Red IVY Month ago
rip the baby sanchez
Anisha Anderson
Anisha Anderson 2 months ago
I love these videos!! You should do a Venture Bros theory video!! Its also a really great show that has/had a lot of theories to it!
Greenback Boogie
Greenback Boogie 2 months ago
I miss your old video editor. Rest in peace to him.
Anna Bartenev
Anna Bartenev 2 months ago
wow, I have totally a sapiophillic crush on you man.....I Love your theories
I ish Hurtinq
I ish Hurtinq 2 months ago
Mat: Yes I have a rick and Morty tattoo no you cannot see it its only for the ladies to see Me: waaaaait
SnVked 2 months ago
RoboMixYT GachaMixStudios
Is it just me or MatPat looks like he was crying? ;-;
MutterBilk Miscuit
He cries all the time. A real big baby.
NOVAX 2 months ago
You are not really in the room,mat
Luna Violet
Luna Violet 2 months ago
I do prefer the other format, but I still hear interesting theories either way. So I dont care
Kenneth Ng
Kenneth Ng 2 months ago
Is he recording with a green screen?
Robert Guy
Robert Guy 2 months ago
[6 months in the future] Are you sure that “attacking” the police is “morally reprehensible”? Really?
Sam The Man Jr
Sam The Man Jr Month ago
KatEMC08 -TheEmeraldMinecart
MatPat: I use audible while I'm driving through a lake *W h A t*
Michał C.
Michał C. 8 days ago
Adding "Me:" makes this 1000 less funny, we would know you meant that even if you didn't add the "Me"
Cobolt Nebula
Cobolt Nebula 2 months ago
Sorry but why do you need a green screen to look like your in your own room 😂
Dragon Blast
Dragon Blast 2 months ago
The video played for ac ouple seconds in that little preview so when I clicked it all I got To hear was "theory" so am sad now
Austin Gardner
Austin Gardner 2 months ago
I like to think the lesson is that it's not about the way you die. It's about the way you live. Live in the moment, or live planning for the future, live being a selfish jerk wad, or live benefitting the world, anywhere between all that. How do you choose to live life?
Zerrva The Forgotten
The questions on my mind for that episode was "What is making this death so certain?" Every action had up to eight outcomes, but there was one that was guaranteed, and the actions he did were extremely chaotic. It also never changed even when he made a mistake and corrected it. with every mistake he made the odds that the he would get the Exact Same death by trying again should be getting smaller. To the point that the outcome would be impossible to recreate. Just thank that even the concept of a certain death beyond that example that was used with Rick would not work. Either you have Determinism or not. You cant have a little of it. If i have to make a theory then it would be "The Death Crystal has some sort of conciseness that tricks people into chaos." or "That is a slightly different death every time and as long as he survived all the adventures, his death would be guaranteed." Badly worded drunken thought, out.
Hiie Posti
Hiie Posti 2 months ago
egoism is actually not 100 percent bad, because there are no such things as bad or good.
Mixed Up Videos
Mixed Up Videos 2 months ago
So the lesson was "living a good life is better than having a good death"
Laureen Cross
Laureen Cross 2 months ago
shrtlink.ca/xxxcammodelromantic766 ඔව්ඩයනා වීදුරුව ඔප දැමූ විට සිනාසෙමින් කීවාය ඔබට මතක ඇති රාත්‍රිය හෙලන්මමඔබලුවිස් සහ සත්‍යය සහ ඩැරන් අපි හිටියේ නිරීක්ෂණාගාරයේද
Alaz Ege Alp
Alaz Ege Alp 2 months ago
i liked you more when you were an animated head
Subodh Babtiwale
Subodh Babtiwale 2 months ago
Dude! You give me Jake Peralta vibes.
Alex Trujillo
Alex Trujillo 2 months ago
This is weird, I don't trust a live action MatPatt. Give us JPEG cutout!!
Rabid Rabbits
Rabid Rabbits 2 months ago
Attacking bullies is not reprehensible
Rabid Rabbits
Rabid Rabbits 2 months ago
7:02 zen buhdists must be really bad at chess
Darwin Jones
Darwin Jones 2 months ago
Yeah I like both styles.
Cupid Da lover
Cupid Da lover 2 months ago
“HE|_|_”w o w
James Coulstring
James Coulstring 2 months ago
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