Film Theory: The Rat That Beat Thanos! (Marvel Endgame)


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  • The Film Theorists
    The Film Theorists   5 months back

    To everyone asking whether I calculated the rats repopulating, I did and just cut it before the final draft because it got too pedantic and lost in it's own numbers. Also, we wind back up at 50 rats anyway. Here's what got cut in case you were curious:

    "That means that at the beginning of five years, we're dealing with 50-ish rats in Scott Lang's area, which would replenish to their population carrying capacity in the course of just a few generations. Given that rat food supplies might be lower now that there are only half the people on the world, let's assume that they don’t get back to the full 100 rat population in Scott's immediate area, but that they make a good 50% surge back up to 75 rats roving all over Scott. Realistically it's almost impossible to know for our specific area exactly how many rats would be here, but we're making our best assumption right now and I'm trying to at least give Scott a fighting chance.

    So over the course of the six months after the Great Snap, rats would have pretty much bounced back, given that a new generation of rat babies is ready to go every six weeks. To get our final number, we’ll assume that an average-sized rat community would have at most around 50 rats out searching for food at any given time, since about a third of them are statistically in the nest at a given time."

    • CodeguruX
      CodeguruX  6 days back

      Let me help you out, first assumption being that Ant Man matters. The joke is he doesn't. Therefore, his entrance into Endgame was equally a stupid joke. Thus, the idea that him doing anything that matters is a ridiculously stupid joke. The further you dig into the meaning of this being something that would never happen, like a rat-infested shitty storage yard allowing a single rat to crawl on anything while they're more worried about staying alive after the first half of the population disappeared thus causing countless further lives to be lost depending on what they were or weren't doing at the time of the snap. Hmm, kind of like the real Ant Man not pulling retard Randy out of the teeny-verse. To put it in perspective, you're comparing a common daily occurrence to there existing a being that could and would wield all 6 infinity stones to demolish half or all known or unknown life in the universe. I'm guessing it was a slow fucking day at the office we have to thank for this video's premise.

    • Walter Kinney
      Walter Kinney  2 months back

      The Film Theorists it was all sentient life that was wiped out

    • Ben A
      Ben A  2 months back

      The Film Theorists Any chance the rat was Loki cause i like that theory the most and that was my first thought when i saw that seen

    • Keene Lu
      Keene Lu  2 months back

      So... The Russo brothers basically confirmed part of this theory by saying that the 1 in 14 mil chance was referring to the chance of a rat hitting the button

  • Walter The Terrible
    Walter The Terrible  4 hours back

    Way too many unknown factors to try to use stats on this one. You know not every video has to include this type of unnecessary and incorrect reasoning.

    • DEZZY Flow
      DEZZY Flow  15 hours back

      This really should be called facts about rats 😂

      • Claytoons Animations
        Claytoons Animations  18 hours back

        its fun seeing matpat defeaft himself

        • The odd Comenter
          The odd Comenter  22 hours back

          So the real savior is not the avenger nor thanos but a single comon rat/rodent. the rat when he has grandkids," listen kiddos i save the multiverse, withouth me the avengers wouldnt even exist. I saved the multiverse".

          • Telruin
            Telruin  1 days back

            I'm not too concerned about this myself. But you can now turn this on it's head. Since it's that likely that it will happen. It's less likely that it would happen at that exact moment. And that moment is relevant as it seem to be right before they catch up to Hawkeye/Rogue.
            But all of this is mostly irrelevant. It's like disproving evolution based on the math... but we aren't looking at the possibilities. We are looking back at what happened.
            If you throw a single dice 6 times in a row, you get a number sequence that has less than a 0,0000215% chance of happening, but a 100% chance of having happened.

            • leon napo
              leon napo  2 days back

              MatPat! That's not just a rat... it's Disney's rat... XD

              • Greenback Boogie
                Greenback Boogie  3 days back

                Matt Patt does not believe in plot holes.

                • Peterpan16 Smith
                  Peterpan16 Smith  3 days back

                  Scott Lang = Scott Cawthon in the MCU

                  • cshancock38
                    cshancock38  4 days back

                    A rat stepping on a panel in a dusty old storage unit is THE MOST BELIEVABLE THING IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!!!

                    • howTo E-KkattYT
                      howTo E-KkattYT  4 days back

                      its IRON MAN REINCARNATED I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      • Daniel Foo
                        Daniel Foo  4 days back

                        That Undertale reference with the "get dunked on"👌🏻noice

                        • Jojo at8
                          Jojo at8  4 days back

                          All ready did it 3 hours achievement completed

                          • Pie e
                            Pie e  5 days back

                            Splinter saves the day again.

                            • Amani Arts
                              Amani Arts  5 days back

                              I TOLD EVERYONE FROM THE BEGINING THAT THE RAT WAS THE REAL HERO. (I say this before i watch the video cause I KNOW. SHOUT OUT TO MY MAIN RAT, I'M CALLING HIM OLIVER)

                              • BlackSuave44
                                BlackSuave44  5 days back

                                They should've used a squirrel (as in, Squirrel Girl) instead of a rat.

                                • Andrew Howard
                                  Andrew Howard  6 days back

                                  That's something I never thought about how devistating it would be to the planets economy to have 3.5 billion people vanish and how impossible it be to accommodate them all returning instantly 5 years later WITH NO WARNING they would of had to adjust production and inflation to have survived the vanishing and hard as that be it be impossible to switch it back INSTANTLY to power there stuff have meds for them FOOD AND CLEAN WATER they don't grow food for 3.5 billion people that no longer exists and haven't for years I mean that's something I don't think the earth economy or government or civilization as a hole could survive really think how much of an effect it have on rich and POOR country's lolol earth still ends up loosing millions of not billions of people except from starvation and war instead of thanos thanks avengers lolol

                                  • Tyler
                                    Tyler  7 days back

                                    In Joker they brought up Super Rats. Maybe this rat was a Super Rat.

                                  • MrJomharp
                                    MrJomharp  7 days back

                                    *That feeling when;*

                                    *A theory channel turns to a very scientific and mathematic content channel*

                                    • Matt Nes'heim
                                      Matt Nes'heim  1 weeks back

                                      There's a LOT of human SHIT on the streets of SF... So why wouldn't there be a lot of rats eating this human shit? Can you do a film theory on that???

                                      • Brady Fowler
                                        Brady Fowler  1 weeks back


                                        • R.J. Penfold
                                          R.J. Penfold  1 weeks back

                                          Don't worry Mat! The Avengers not only have Black Panther's techy sister/relative (can y'all tell I haven't seen the movie?) but S.H.I.E.L.D. has Daisy/Skylar or whatever her name is now (can y'all tell I haven't kept up with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show?)

                                          • Leah Fitzpatrick
                                            Leah Fitzpatrick  1 weeks back

                                            I really appreciate how you did this but if there are lots of tables/vans/sewers then they can go under and over it so it is actually even less likely but you are right that this is the best way to figure it out

                                            • Mathilde Follestad
                                              Mathilde Follestad  1 weeks back

                                              I wached endgame for the first time today

                                              • Phoenix Solano
                                                Phoenix Solano  2 weeks back

                                                OMG undertale reference!

                                                • the_br0ken _
                                                  the_br0ken _  2 weeks back


                                                  • ethan 14
                                                    ethan 14  2 weeks back

                                                    I just want to say that Dr Strange predicts all of the futures and they only win in 1 out of 14 million or whatever, so this is that 1 in 14 million chance where Antman gets released by a rat. Therefore meaning they just stumbled into that one possibility through random chance.

                                                    • agiraruisu
                                                      agiraruisu  2 weeks back

                                                      After watching the movie I kept thinking how did the rat get inside the van? I think I saw the windows closed

                                                      • iEndOppZ
                                                        iEndOppZ  2 weeks back

                                                        Master Shifu or Splinter Comment for Shifu or like for Splinter👇👇

                                                        • I ATE CHEESE CHESUS CRIST

                                                          Lol i didnt pee in endgame and watched it two times on the same day

                                                          • LitlClutch
                                                            LitlClutch  2 weeks back

                                                            The whole rat thing is what ruined the movie for me. It basically means that Dr Strange's big move was hoping the rat would step on a button and thus taking the agency from the Avengers. If the only thing they were lacking was a chance at Scott coming back then it should have been something set in motion by Dr Strange and not just a fingers crossed this works.

                                                            • minal joshi
                                                              minal joshi  2 weeks back

                                                              i suppose you could say... THE RAT IS INEVITABLE

                                                              • Tesayeke
                                                                Tesayeke  2 weeks back

                                                                Does that rat exists only in the future which Dr. Strange saw in Infinity War.

                                                                • iain Foster
                                                                  iain Foster  2 weeks back

                                                                  matpat: AMAZING.

                                                                  • Ненавидеть Вы

                                                                    This is why I quit watching Marvel movies. Because back to back highly unrealistic things happen just because the plot demands it and.. its a highly predictable plot. You know whos going to die, when they are going to die, how they are going to die and you stop caring because they all come back anyway. The only time a main character good guy is killed off is when their contract is about to expire.

                                                                    And heres a thing? Why didn't Hulk just punch Thanos in the throat?
                                                                    Why didn't Ant Man just go inside him and then expand?
                                                                    Why didn't Captain America use one of the jagged halves of his broken shield to slit Thanos's throat.
                                                                    Why did they keep going for body shots on Thanos?
                                                                    Why didn't Hulk kick him in the nuts?
                                                                    If Ant Man had really grown to that massive size, he would have blown away in the wind

                                                                    Rat happened because the plot demanded it.

                                                                    And here is the most confusing thing that also proves Thanos to be a complete idiot.
                                                                    Why did he not snap away the Avengers as well when he did the snap.

                                                                    Thanos when he was on Earth he was so ineffective at getting rid of all life on Earth as he said.

                                                                    More people were born on Earth during the time that he was on Earth than he killed.

                                                                    The smartest person in the entire movie was the guy who said they should go back in time and kill Thanos as a baby. He was so dangerous to fight as an adult that the ONLY way he could possibly be beaten was by luck. And that is why you had so many because the plot demands it moments in Endgame.

                                                                    • Lego2Movies
                                                                      Lego2Movies  2 weeks back

                                                                      Rats are my hero now!

                                                                      • Joyi Brand
                                                                        Joyi Brand  2 weeks back

                                                                        What I got from this is that everything, everywhere near the ground, has been stepped on by a rat.

                                                                        • Spicyhotchili
                                                                          Spicyhotchili  2 weeks back

                                                                          Big fat butterfly effect that's endgame summed up

                                                                          • Christina Atwell
                                                                            Christina Atwell  2 weeks back

                                                                            As a pet rat owner, this part was awesome! I love it! 🐀 🐁 🐀

                                                                            • Maxwell Monsters
                                                                              Maxwell Monsters  2 weeks back

                                                                              A big boy rat

                                                                              • Missle
                                                                                Missle  2 weeks back

                                                                                99% of people came here because of the thumbnail.

                                                                                • 888 *
                                                                                  888 *  2 weeks back

                                                                                  mice can breed within 21 days tho and with less exterminators around the mice population probly thrived and possibly has more than 100 per colony

                                                                                  • CaYlYa
                                                                                    CaYlYa  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Well thanos did kill half of animals marvel confirmed that so there will be a less chance for a rat to hit the button

                                                                                    • Maruf Mostafa
                                                                                      Maruf Mostafa  3 weeks back

                                                                                      that Rat was actually a Skrull, real Nick Fury sent it because he didn't vanish.

                                                                                      • Meissel Herrera
                                                                                        Meissel Herrera  3 weeks back

                                                                                        If you factor in the rats reproductive capacity in the span of 5 years..... no, their food supply is primarily shot too ..... okay carry on

                                                                                        • Meissel Herrera
                                                                                          Meissel Herrera  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Yea, I had to just accept the rat too

                                                                                          • Commander Jellyfish
                                                                                            Commander Jellyfish  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Not a living soul in the universe:
                                                                                            Or the multiverse:
                                                                                            Internet at 3am:

                                                                                            • Emberleaf 23
                                                                                              Emberleaf 23  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Stephen: *comes back from looking at the possibilities*
                                                                                              Quill: *thinking* He looks shocked. I wonder what he saw...
                                                                                              Stephen: *thinking* The fate of the universe depends on a rat what the fuck