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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  • 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!

    The Film TheoristsThe Film Theorists7 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Love the analysis videos, from science to philosophy hope to see more!

      Odil RuizOdil Ruiz27 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Woomy!

      FefeFefe2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @viktor trajkovic did you even read it? Ugh people like you are so annoying

      Deserie vauxDeserie vaux2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Why are u green screened in the video

      viktor trajkovicviktor trajkovic2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Amazing approach....liked it.... would love more of these "analysis" videos

      Shantanu JaidShantanu Jaid2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • How come all mortys deaths are with rick but rick has one with morty how does that work

    R6_blayzYTR6_blayzYT9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    SyrinxPriest2112SyrinxPriest211218 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why are you greenscreening yourself into that room?

    thatflipperkidthatflipperkid2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm wearing a Rick and Morty shirt right now

    Blue the StikbotBlue the Stikbot3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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. 👍

    reckneyareckneya4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I shmaak the video, give us more.. give us more... give us moreeee

    Michaaeel AbrahamsMichaaeel Abrahams5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hope you haven't had IT tattooed like Pickle Rick!

    James MitchellJames Mitchell5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can we talk about how your behind a green screen

    SaxonSaxon7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you should watch the politician it is a similar message

    indra diomiindra diomi8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you can tell this guy listened in school

    Dopey VaperDopey Vaper8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    peter godpeter god9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I loved this style, actually

    Ezra LebowitzEzra Lebowitz10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • show is not that smart its just u who is dumb. consider that for a change.

    Aleksandr DremorraAleksandr Dremorra11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Just stick to your old worked better...

    lyadh 101lyadh 10111 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:48 “nothin personnel kid 😎” fantastic reference

    Armond LArmond L13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • everyone has heard of something like "big ego!"

    BlueyBluey13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • සංවර්ධන විෂමතාව තාවකාලිකව ශ්‍රේණිගත කරන ලද අවදානමට ලක්විය හැකිසොයාගෙන ඇත

    Hilary KellyHilary Kelly13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 HawkinsDJYawe Hawkins14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    DJYawe HawkinsDJYawe Hawkins14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really enjoy the laid back style and all the rick and morty episodes

    Tristan McDowellTristan McDowell14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Morty has one problem: he's way too interested in Jessica! He buried the death Crystal in his forehead and didn't bleed?!

    Morty SmithMorty Smith14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *burp* stupid normie Jerry!

    Morty SmithMorty Smith14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    andrewandrew15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Trippy hands in greenscren PattMat but nice vid :D

    ArkaroshArkarosh15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I kinda miss the full-body videos

    Aaron BrownAaron Brown16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Badly lit MatPat combined + green screen = 10/10

    Ace QAce Q17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    InfernoNinjaInfernoNinja17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “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

    Prithvi SharmaPrithvi Sharma17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Cool owo

      Kendall SmithKendall Smith17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • rip the baby sanchez

    Red IVYRed IVY19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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!

    Anisha AndersonAnisha Anderson19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I miss your old video editor. Rest in peace to him.

    Greenback BoogieGreenback Boogie20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wow, I have totally a sapiophillic crush on you man.....I Love your theories

    Anna BartenevAnna Bartenev20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mat: Yes I have a rick and Morty tattoo no you cannot see it its only for the ladies to see Me: waaaaait

    I ish HurtinqI ish Hurtinq20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • SnVkedSnVked20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it just me or MatPat looks like he was crying? ;-;

    RoboMix YTRoboMix YT20 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • He cries all the time. A real big baby.

      MutterBilk MiscuitMutterBilk Miscuit17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are not really in the room,mat

    NOVAXNOVAX20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I do prefer the other format, but I still hear interesting theories either way. So I dont care

    Luna VioletLuna Violet21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is he recording with a green screen?

    Kenneth NgKenneth Ng21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • [6 months in the future] Are you sure that “attacking” the police is “morally reprehensible”? Really?

    Robert GuyRobert Guy22 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • yep

      Sam The Man JrSam The Man Jr17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • MatPat: I use audible while I'm driving through a lake Me: *W h A t*

    KatEMC08 -TheEmeraldMinecartKatEMC08 -TheEmeraldMinecart23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sorry but why do you need a green screen to look like your in your own room 😂

    Cobolt NebulaCobolt Nebula23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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

    Dragon BlastDragon Blast23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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?

    Austin GardnerAustin Gardner24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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.

    Zerrva The ForgottenZerrva The Forgotten25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • egoism is actually not 100 percent bad, because there are no such things as bad or good.

    Hiie PostiHiie Posti25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So the lesson was "living a good life is better than having a good death"

    Mixed Up VideosMixed Up Videos25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ඔව්ඩයනා වීදුරුව ඔප දැමූ විට සිනාසෙමින් කීවාය ඔබට මතක ඇති රාත්‍රිය හෙලන්මමඔබලුවිස් සහ සත්‍යය සහ ඩැරන් අපි හිටියේ නිරීක්ෂණාගාරයේද

    Laureen CrossLaureen Cross25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i liked you more when you were an animated head

    Alaz Ege AlpAlaz Ege Alp25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dude! You give me Jake Peralta vibes.

    Subodh BabtiwaleSubodh Babtiwale25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is weird, I don't trust a live action MatPatt. Give us JPEG cutout!!

    Alex TrujilloAlex Trujillo26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Attacking bullies is not reprehensible

    Rabid RabbitsRabid Rabbits26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:02 zen buhdists must be really bad at chess

    Rabid RabbitsRabid Rabbits26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yeah I like both styles.

    Darwin JonesDarwin Jones26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • “HE|_|_”w o w

    Lix Pizza rollsLix Pizza rolls26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • P

    James CoulstringJames Coulstring26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Astounding. I cannot find a worse take on Objectivism, and believe you me there are many bad takes. Did you just like... Look at the name and try to extrapolate what it meant?

    Daniel SagnerDaniel Sagner26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 6:40 Nice Theory/Analysis but it looks like the greenscreen or something doesn't look quite good

    Krischna GabrielKrischna Gabriel27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • if you didnt have the zoom-ins i wouldn't had realised youre using a green screen 👀

    JayJay27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like these more laid back film theory, because I don't have to use my brain as much and also Mat doesn't ruin movies or TV shows for me.

    Na-young KwonNa-young Kwon27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I loved it

    Boedy MillerBoedy Miller28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Anyone else watching this see the dickhead brother from step brothers in this guy?

    TooManyBrowniesTooManyBrownies29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I know it's hard to consistently find mind blowing theories especially with the lack of content, so i think the direction and format you're taking is a clever change of pace to keep us entertained with content, but I hope we see some theories in the old school way still too, but love watching you Matpat always entertaining

    Ron BinieckiRon Binieckiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is it just me or does it seem as if he’s in front of a green screen 😐

    Yvel /-_-\Yvel /-_-\หลายเดือนก่อน
    • he is

      Dr. SimoniusDr. Simoniusหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why is his background green screened

    the destroy of games 101the destroy of games 101หลายเดือนก่อน
    • He was traveling when he filmed this episode

      IDoMusic ?IDoMusic ?26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Amassing episode 😒

    Sonya ChapmanSonya Chapmanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • The lesson basically: (in a hoarse voice) The needs of the many outweighs the needs of the one.

  • I like the new style, but i also like your old one. So you could do half and half

    Valérie SMITHValérie SMITHหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Easy do not trust a hologram

    Joppe KoningsJoppe Koningsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why does Rick always have drool coming out of his mouth

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