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

The Film Theorists
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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
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman


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Nov 17, 2019




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The Film Theorists
The Film Theorists 2 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!
Major Lee
Major Lee 5 days ago
I like it! Easier for you and more personable. Works for me!
Yeah I guess it was ok
Putsch in Arbeit
Putsch in Arbeit 12 days ago
Wow you're hot
Glenn Davey
Glenn Davey 12 days ago
Laidback? You are screaming at us, dude. How do you have this much energy? What are you SELLING me?!? Are you making a RUvid video or a 3 AM infomercial for Bible Amway Quick-Mop Exercise? You're like the one drama-club cousin at family Christmas who's just way too much for everyone. Like, calm down. I would have watched if it weren't for all the yelling, even though it's just a video about an episode of Rick and Morty that was, by the way, super straight-forward as R&M episodes go. The audience for your videos are dumb-asses. I don't enjoy cringing, not subscribing.
frost boss
frost boss 14 days ago
I think the morrel is: live a bit in the future and more in the present
Charlie Simmz
Charlie Simmz 4 hours ago
the face behind the voice.....
HB 8 hours ago
I agree with your thesis... a lot of Rick and Morty superfans are assholes,! It's clever and nice that the creators have been willing to troll the worst of them and call out their shitty behaviour by way of this season's new episodes. An unsubtle but nonetheless clever and laudable meta level goal for season 4's themes. Given this I would like to know at what point the creators might consider this task to be done as I would like to get back to watching some decent episodes over the frustratingly one dimensional fluff we've been getting. I particularly miss the wry digs at the absurdities and hypocrisies of everyday life, and the monstrous narcissistic sci fi family sitcom parody angle. Peace Here's to season 4.5!
TheTru3Goat Gaming
TheTru3Goat Gaming 12 hours ago
Did no one get the joke about the tattoo at the start???
Triodymium 21 hour ago
This man literally greenscreened himself into his own room.
Holbrook Stark
If when you say "more laid back" you mean how you're just talking to a camera without a bunch of animations, I don't like it, and more importantly I wouldn't even have been interested in it if I was a new viewer. You might see channel growth start slowing down if you stick to this style for a while because the truth is you often stretch things or frame things disingenuously to fit your theories and the only thing that made me respect you despite that is the amount of effort I could see was put into these videos animating them and everything. I never would have watched enough of your content to have you start getting recommended to me if the first video I saw of you was just you talking to a camera because without the high effort I'd be left with nothing to respect over the occasional nonsense you say.
Kiwi Galaxy
Kiwi Galaxy Day ago
Bro’s before hoes was the message
Phat Cat
Phat Cat Day ago
the teddy bear is a shout out to Bleach's character Cone (sp) has to be!
Derek Kent
Derek Kent 2 days ago
The English philosopher Alan Wells covered all this back in the 1970's. The episode also shows morality is an imaginary construct created by a society. The wasps were the most moral yet they ate their prey alive, which we would regard as immoral. Only it isn't because there's no such thing as a definitive morality.
The Trex Official
Why did he not bring up the end of credit scene oml
Luis Ramirez
Luis Ramirez 2 days ago
Thank rick your back. i love you bro no LGBTQ.
Ferrus Manus
Ferrus Manus 4 days ago
Objectivism > everything else.
Damuarth 4 days ago
I feel that the lesson for the episode was in the hologram not so much on the "living the moment" thing. For me was like, people that do not have any power can just complain but once you give them power they will be worst than the thing they complain about.
Fake Name
Fake Name 4 days ago
Why are you infront of a green-screen?
Kirby Lucio
Kirby Lucio 4 days ago
777 Arriba
777 Arriba 5 days ago
Stop it matt. Stop trying to be cool.
Happy Goat
Happy Goat 5 days ago
Maybe mix in the layed back style whenever you guys need/want it, but I love the edits without you on the greenscreen better. Just mix it up I think
LizzysLosingIt 5 days ago
I love this new style! Less distracting with fewer edits, but still all that intellectual good-good. 😁
Amy Noble
Amy Noble 5 days ago
MatPat:Its for the ladies eyes only Me:Umm I'm a girl do I count
Dylan Campbell
Dylan Campbell 6 days ago
The animation gives me some massive doge vibes. Not sure how I feel about it
Charvio 6 days ago
I am not a fan of “laid back” style, but I do appreciate all the effort that you and your team take to make this happen!! Even if the episode it’s completely irrelevant at the time of uploading. It’s always great to look back at the episode a couple years/weeks/days If been a fan for a long time; thank you for entertaining us and keep up the great work. 👍🏾
Sean O.
Sean O. 6 days ago
This guy needs to get laid..
TheGeber 6 days ago
I like this new style :D pls keep up
GT Godbear
GT Godbear 6 days ago
Rick Dirty Sanchez
AliSot 2000
AliSot 2000 6 days ago
A theory about film theory: Mat is in front of a green screen. The feathering around you seems to be a little much.
Andrzej Jędraszek
For me The lesson is don't f*ck with wasp Rick
Sam Rahme
Sam Rahme 7 days ago
What a douche
Imen Salhie
Imen Salhie 7 days ago
Amma be honest I don't like the laidback style I miss the super edited episodes
PFM K 7 days ago
Love the new style!
Kraker QN
Kraker QN 7 days ago
1:07 is it just me or is that a Kurt Cobain reference?
WorldUnited 8 days ago
10:21 WRONG! It was a SERIOUS Conspiracy.
Slider 8 days ago
I like the animated style better. Also, why green screen yourself into your own studio ? 😂
Carlos de la torre
10:10 doesn't that mean since morty acted this way that hes already planning for morty mejor betrayal because he knows that 1 of the many multiverses does what he thinks will happen
Carlos de la torre
Fashist morty kills rick in multiple universes. Caring more of himself . Similar to evil morty . Who was abandoned
user_name_not_taken_ 1
I'm to stupid for this video
Kobe Harkness
Kobe Harkness 8 days ago
Did not like it tbh
Noonyx33 8 days ago
Matt was thankful for people “liking the new format” but I literally haven’t seen a single comment saying they do 😂
NiRO 6 days ago
They can see by how much of the audience watches the whole video :)
MariaCaterina 8 days ago
I’ve never seen MatPat irl and I did not expect him to be that thicc
Henry Turek
Henry Turek 8 days ago
My brothers name is Oliver
F. D.
F. D. 8 days ago
Well, the lesson wasn't easy for me even if my IQ is certificated 144; that's because I am asperger and I "don't have" empathy or, actually to be precise, cognitive empathy. So the entire part when they talk about empathy or show empathy examples, or try to evidence empathy as important, I always miss these parts. Not my fault sorry, is like if they were infrasounds, I just cannot hear them. I am always trying to balancing my perfect organization due to my obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety and live the moment because I love eastern phylosphies and I am very concentrate on myself too, other's needs always miss me because I cannot recognise it. I am sorry, I don't want to hurt people but continuing doing it, but the world keep hurting me so I guess we are fair.
Raphael Lasz
Raphael Lasz 9 days ago
Why is his background a green screen?
Moe San
Moe San 9 days ago
Nice green screen uhh... of your own home.
Silent oblivionnn
i have the same name as his kid lmao
LadySsS81 9 days ago
Keep up the good work like this new format
Travis Turner
Travis Turner 9 days ago
I loved the way your video was made and it was cool seeing you
Taylor Curry
Taylor Curry 9 days ago
The green screen effect is weirdly bad in this episode - it's particularly fuzzy and extremely brighter than the foreground
Sofiia Semenova
Sofiia Semenova 9 days ago
Ur so tan
Do Doo
Do Doo 10 days ago
0:08 Nice Intro
Brayden Heu
Brayden Heu 10 days ago
Why is Matpat in front of a green screen?
Guildeman 10 days ago
Subtle humor, huh... Hmm... *Remembers fart jokes*
Carly Culpin
Carly Culpin 10 days ago
I love this style! Don't lose the theories tho, but this is a great way to change up the content. We love you! Keep doing an amazing job!
MrCaptainErik 10 days ago
Percy Simmons
Percy Simmons 10 days ago
Love it
Nova Sky
Nova Sky 10 days ago
Just cause you're being a giant c*%t don't mean you have no empathy. You just got caught up in all your selfishness.
Angie Sater
Angie Sater 11 days ago
Johnytheboi 69
Johnytheboi 69 11 days ago
13:16 is it me or does It look like he’s crying
Nahuel Quesada
Nahuel Quesada 12 days ago
The lesson is that this series sucks
mat10asbang 12 days ago
I liked the new style I didn’t feel like I had to look at the screen to know what was going on so I could focus on other things while just listening
konne 12 days ago
Did you know that wasp Rick is a girl beacuse she laid eggs in holo Ricks eyes
Frenkert 12 days ago
Matt.. that better not be a fake plant
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