Film Theory: What Everyone Got WRONG About Squid Game! (오징어 게임)

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It feels like EVERYONE is talking about Squid Game, the Korean action / drama about a deadly series of children's games. I've seen other channels take a swing at explaining the series and figuring out the best strategy to surviving until the end, but I felt like I needed to try and figure it out myself. There had to be a perfect winning strategy. Theorists, I think I've found out the ULTIMATE way to survive to win the Squid Game!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick, Justin Kuiper. and Tom Robinson
Editors: Pedro Freitas and Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick
Assistant Editor: Caitie Turner (viridianrosette)
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman



  • an you have started a war with sub versus Dub

    LaserAgentRyanLaserAgentRyan58 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Day 6 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory before season 2.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplanชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:41 uhh elephant

    levi ackermanlevi ackerman6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Stupid analysis...

    Julius MorganJulius Morgan7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why did the dude with the envelope have a envelope 😐🤔🤨 isn't that old as heck method could mean that this possibly Squid Game real event he could have had a card number or just got money out his pocket why did they get alcohol for drinking item not water could Squid Game possibly been real though

    OMG OGOMG OG7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What If Squid Game was real though wouldn't it be disrespectful for them to joke around and make the squid game look interesting again it could be disrespectful for the possible real survivors of Squid Game it would be disgusting

    OMG OGOMG OG7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • It will be over soon I know it

    I Sarian Giowana Have A DreamI Sarian Giowana Have A Dream12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Couldn’t they have used THE SHOES? On the bridge? Like the rule was to walk barefoot (if it was a rule at all?) so perhaps just slamming a shoe down on the next panel or throwing them at it? I don’t know but seeing the MASSIVE amounts of them at the beginning makes me think that they could have been used somehow or they would have asked them to take them off beforehand?

    Valkyrie OnlineValkyrie Online15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My interest waned when they started getting murdery. Apparently I was thinking the same as Matpat without realizing. It's dumb to sabotage yourself. Also yeah the glass one was out of place

    CamTheKittyCamTheKitty17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait are people really comparing it to hunger games :( Oh god this show has been destroyed by pop culture

    Blue Jay JennaBlue Jay Jennaวันที่ผ่านมา
  • you mean 45.6 billion right just like the protagonist number also not to say that he won 4.56 million from a horse race.

  • Day 5 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory before season 2.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplanวันที่ผ่านมา
  • All players can survive. Game 1: the first players to make it across normally can throw rocks at the camera eyes and break them during green light. The remaining players will have plenty of time since there is effectively no more red light Game 2: Gi-Hun's method Game 3: 2 possibilities. losing players can use the rope to tarzan swing up to the winning team's platform if they work together fast enough. Even easier, the winning team could also simply save them by releasing tension after the flag passes the victory mark, and the remaining losers on the platform can pull their dangling comrades back up Game 4: the opponents can simply trade marble bags and both win. The game didn't say you needed 20 marbles or there must be a loser, only that you must take all 10 of your opponent's marbles. Game 5: 2 possibilities. walk across the supporting beams, not the glass. Or, make a hammer out of your shoes and jacket to smash the glass in front of you. If it's not tempered, it will break. Game 6: Either vote to end since there won't be enough money anyway or dictate to the crew before the start that you are changing the conditions (like deok-su successfully did in the marbles game) by playing best 2 put of 3, and tie 1 to 1 at the end of the timer. All 456 players survive

    Devildog KoggDevildog Koggวันที่ผ่านมา
  • As the gods will is like squid game but they don’t win money they win survival can you make a vid about it :)

    Tayah AliyahTayah Aliyahวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Glass squares was probs inspired by Roblox

  • if you cut the rope in tug of war everyo ne loses

    SUPER_SONIC_BOY 101SUPER_SONIC_BOY 101วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only hard part would be sugar honeycomb

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • In tug of war you can just cut the rope easy I bet 455 players could win

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can take marbles from the players that won and only one person would have to die in the marbles

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Or you can take a shoe and throw it on the glass

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You can stand on the bars

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • When red light green light right whenever I hear the game is red lights green light I'm going to be running before the doll even says green light

    Caleb StarrCaleb Starrวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Day 4 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory before season 2.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplanวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mat I gotta disagree with the glass panel strategy because the goal is to stay alive and with the guy the can see the differences between the glass he should’ve kept it till the end because there are less competitors to fight with which is why the girl was killed be fire they played squid game se the couldn’t have a majority vote

    Cummy wummiesCummy wummies2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Plot armor is the guaranteed win

    Rikki ReitahrdoRikki Reitahrdo2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hunter RogueHunter Rogue2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am greatly unnerved have many people are showing the dub instead of the sub, even news channels 🤢

    Introverted Equine SamsaraIntroverted Equine Samsara2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 4:20 it is a game where only one person wins. i can’t remember if it was stated in the rules but i remember a scene in the marbles game where the girl talked to sae byeok about meeting after the games were over, but she then says that it isn’t possible as only one person can leave the game alive

    S GHS GH2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The video: "What everyone got wrong about Squid Game" Me: "How to play the actual squid game?"

    Dustin GaethjeDustin Gaethje2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Adding onto games I don’t like is tug of war. It completely contradicts the whole point of squid game because someone HAS to die no way around it a team has to go

    LoopLoop2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The glass game isnt the only one that unfair. ALL of them are. But what I'd do for the glass one, if I could, would be to take my shoes off and my jacket. Tie the shoes together with the jacket. Hit one of them with the shoe-jacket hammer I have, if it shatters, go on the next one. If the others are too far, ask one of the contestants I could use their jacket and tether onto the hammer as tight as possible and so on and so forth. Really enjoyed the series, can't wait for S2. I miss Ali.

    Byakuya TogamiByakuya Togami2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • bruh for the glass bridge you just have to look at the edges they have a greenish tint? they are safe.

    Mr. MugMr. Mug2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like this is the how to survive the hunger games film theory revamped

    Desi SteeleDesi Steele2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I disagree that there could be more than one survivor. Why would they pair them up in the marble game.

    leahsodyssey123leahsodyssey1233 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Squid game is good tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🤣🤣😅😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂

    FTW KIllForJoyyFTW KIllForJoyy3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Say no" unless it's actor gong yoo then sign me up.

    kpoplover 4687kpoplover 46873 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the games are chosen to eliminate most players by game six with tug of war and the bridge game, also, you assume that everybody should make only the most logical decisions, but that is not how the wolrd works, or none of the players would end up at squid game

    Daniel KarnerDaniel Karner3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • plot armor intensifies

    Daniel BrubakerDaniel Brubaker3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I didn’t like how they harmed their final contestants in the last game but I’m pretty sure the glass bridge is supposed to be inspired by hop-scotch, idk if that’s right but that’s what it reminds me of

    。゚ Pekoyama Editz 。゚。゚ Pekoyama Editz 。゚3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi!

    Aliona TopalaAliona Topala3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • YAY.....!

    Aliona TopalaAliona Topala3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I bet someone from Mr. Beast's squid game watched this video (that would be insane)

    OzzyOzzy3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its like Wargames: The Only Way To Win Is Not To Play. Yeah, you CAN win but its at the cost of 455 other lives and leaves you a crippled shell of your former self, broken and destroyed unless you have zero humanity ( like the Front Boss)

    Michael L RakesMichael L Rakes3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I agree, but I think they amped up this glass bridge activity because they now had the elite members observing.

    IntegralLensIntegralLens3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Obviously I'm late but the rules in the marble game stipulate that you take your allies marbles and it says nothing about keeping your own, what is stopping anyone from proposing a game of swapping their marbles with the other?

    kingoftheathfkingoftheathf3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The game concept is like Saw 👀

    Sandy VangSandy Vang3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Day 3 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplan3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I believe the glass game was baised on hopscotch or stepping stones.

    Cutiecase 55Cutiecase 554 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My only gripe with this theory, is that the clips from the show are on the English dub

    Directorren 13Directorren 134 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • MatPat: *BUT THATS JUST A THEORY A SQUID GAME THEORY* *the video would stay on for 5 extra mins* I meant to say squid game theory not film theory I didn’t know what else to comment

    Coco CheeseCoco Cheese4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8:10 ... Who did that math?

    Golden Golem GamingGolden Golem Gaming4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Couple thoughts. I believe the pot would split depending on how many people are left alive. Also if that many people were in the bridge game, you have to account for how many in the back of the line ran out of time. They were on the last few seconds with 12

    Kitty KhaosKitty Khaos4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There is also the issue of 800 million not being enough for some people. Sangwoo is 6 billion in dept, that 800m couldn't even touch his dept. While Gi Hun on the other hand would've been golden. Honestly I think Sang-woo might've considered things like that, but he needed people to die for it all to be worth it and get at least 6b in the pot. Side note: I always thought about just sitting down and moving from glass to glass. Holding yourself up by the bars then sitting and catching yourself if it breaks. that cheating? Or allowed? Idk. Whatever.

    Theron GeartyTheron Gearty4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Day 2 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplan4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm gonna disagree with matpat in the best case scenario number of players because obviously to make entertained the rich people, they have to choose a fair game of everyone, so there will not be the stand on glass game but another maybe the squid game will be the fifth game instead of the sixth, or another different.

    Rolando Jossue Flores RamosRolando Jossue Flores Ramos4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • your stuck in a pandemic as your faced with your own personality you look around and realize none of your life holds any value bored and alone tired of dealing with your nonsense that lead to this point you turn on Netflix and disassociate once again

    steven hallsteven hall4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't understand half of the logic in this video...some of it makes sense (don't sabotage people you already made an alliance with and step on the frames of the untempered glass instead of the direct middle) but the concept of tricking others makes sense and not just for the increased money. It increases your chance of winning. Matpat said the problem with the logic of sabotage is that there can be multiple winners, but that doesn't apply to the entire setup. Sure there can and we're multiple winners for every game (except for the last game) but for the whole event in general, was meant to only have one winner. So allowing other people to die is directly beneficial to your chances of survival, which is the opposite of what Matpat says. This is why sang-woo's reasoning still makes sense (not the killing of his alliance bit tho, only the concept of allowing others to die in order to advance one's own self)

    Jon CJon C4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lawsuit incoming due to using the Squid Game actors' images without permission to promote a product they didn't endorse lol

    MikgwerdMikgwerd4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Day 1 of asking MatPat to do a “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” theory before season 2.

    Matthew KaplanMatthew Kaplan4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • These squid games brought to you by Jigsaw.

    Star Glitter GlowStar Glitter Glow4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • One thing my husband point out about the bridge game is that, if Squid Game is an allegory for capitalism, the people in charge can make the rules and change them at any time to suit their needs. Think Acorn during the whole GameStop thing.

    Autumn PhelpsAutumn Phelps5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For the glass tile game the glass expert probably really couldn't help much even if he wanted to from the beginning. The game stated that you had to go in order according to the numbered vest you were wearing. So the glass expert could not go first nor would he be able to explain how to differentiate tempered glass vs normal glass to the rest of the players in 16 minutes. The glass expert has 30+ years of glass making knolage and it still took him a few moments to tell the difference when the lights were on. So to think he could have shared that knolage to the other players in the short amount of time they had would not work. I also don't believe it was cheating to turn the lights off because realistically the glass expert did have a unfair advantage and could play the game with knowledge that greatly exceeded the knolage of the other players and removing the challenge from the game. Unlike when they lick the sugar cookie things, that is just a strategy that could be realized and executed within seconds while having extensive knowledge about the way glass is manufactured is not something that all people can know and is a unfair advantage. (Obviously I'm not saying that any of the games were ethical or anything, just looking at it from the angel of how the game is made to be fair and give everyone no matter their background or other factors can have a fair and equal chance in the games.) Thank you for coming to my ted talk :3

    ipodman505ipodman5055 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I see play station buttons on there heads lol

    Luna Rainbow KangarooLuna Rainbow Kangaroo5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I can see this becoming a real thing in the future.

    Tondalaya KapoofnickTondalaya Kapoofnick5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thanks matpat now I can survive Mr beasts squid game event

    charizardcharizard5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Based on the fact that when the cop is looking through the files there seems to be only one winner every time. Also we know that each year there's different games, but it actually says "squid game" on some of the files so is squid game always the final? But the VIPs didn't seem familiar with it. Regardless, I'm guessing they always set it up so that most people are eliminated by the end. Whether by games that require half the players losing or staging riots. And even if there were more than 2 people left for squid games I have a feeling they would just keep going until there was one left. But that probably rarely happens because the epic 1 Vs 1 fights are more entertaining for the VIPs

    memelord1642069memelord16420695 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I think an argument mat made in his hunger games videos works here too. Logic and strategy won't always work because the games aren't actually fair, it's reality TV for the rich. They will bend the rules and influence the outcome to make it more interesting for the VIPs.

    memelord1642069memelord16420695 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like when they say the games are "fair" it's not actually true, obviously. Definitely not fair, but maybe more like equal. They turned off the lights because the glassmaker had an advantage the others didn't. They executed the guards and the doctor not because they were selling organs but because they were compromising the mystery element of the game, giving him an advantage over other players. Giving everyone the same information and tools isn't necessarily fair. And even then, they'd probably be willing to bend the rules for the entertainment of the VIPs

    memelord1642069memelord16420695 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really love the message that while money doesn't buy happiness , you need to have money to get your basic needs met and that will allow you to gain happiness elsewhere. I hate when people tell poor people that "money doesn't buy happiness" as a form of... I don't even know, reassurance? because, sure, money can't buy happiness, but not having money brings so many problems and anxieties with it. You need money to live comfortably.

    Mai JMai J5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • well 8 games don't forget the ones in the dark where people die

    Crisp PebblesCrisp Pebbles5 วันที่ผ่านมา
Film Theory: What Everyone Got WRONG About Squid Game! (오징어 게임)