Film Theory: Star Wars, How The Mandalorian PROVES the Empire was Right!

14 nóv 2020
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With the return of The Mandalorian season 2 to Disney+, I felt it was about time to also return to a Star Wars theory. In a previous theory, I talked about how the Jedi could be construed as an 'evil' order. Today, I'm taking that kind of idea and flipping it to talk about the Empire itself! I think The Mandalorian provides us with even more clues that the Empire may not be as wrong in it's philosophy as we thought! How? Why? Well Theorists, make sure you Baby Yoda is somewhere safe because this is about to take a turn to the dark side...
0:38 - This is referencing two different studies citing two different percentages. It is not between 31% and 58%, it is both 31% and 58% percent results from the two studies.
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  • I think what we are missing here is that what are the hardest things to do in a movie is create a fully working political system and Lucas has done that to some extent

    Average ChipAverage Chip15 mínútum síðan
  • 'they improved the outer rim!' What? All I see on Tatooine in the movies is the empire willingly working with the slave-driving, mafia-like Hutts. All they've done is put troops *on* Tatooine, and had them oppress the people there Sure, the Republic didn't help them, but they also didn't BURN THEIR FUCKING HOUSES, AUNTS AND UNCLES TO ASH

    thnkngthnkng18 mínútum síðan
  • Pls make a Jurassic World Theory why... -There is a surprising scene where a SABER TOOTH Tiger fossil is showed, Not sure if Real or Fake -There are many theories about what will happen in Jurassic World 3/Dominion that show some information but not that clear So pls make a JP3 Theory lord matpat

    Djibou GamingDjibou Gaming22 mínútum síðan
  • Trueee

    ParisAC9ParisAC9Klukkustund síðan
  • "Admittedly that was a pretty huge, evil thing" Kinda like nuking two cities full of civilians?

    Beau SeymourBeau SeymourKlukkustund síðan
  • 14:34 until he remembers what happened to Mandalore...

    Eclipse 6344Eclipse 6344Klukkustund síðan
  • 5:39 Guess someone should have told the republic "Winning is easy, young man. Governing's harder." Probably the only one who thought of the Hamilton reference tho lol

    Bernice HeeBernice Hee2 klukkustundum síðan
  • I always knew Anakin had an actual good reason for joining the Empire

    Human BeingHuman Being2 klukkustundum síðan
  • The imperial logo looks like a unified galaxy if you look at it right

    John McHaleJohn McHale3 klukkustundum síðan
  • The Empire made alien slavery legal, so...

    A Knight BetrayedA Knight Betrayed6 klukkustundum síðan
  • If Kotor/Swtor taught me anything it's that the Empire and the Sith are two very separate entities that kind of just work with and around each other because they share similar goals

    Daniel MachulkaDaniel Machulka6 klukkustundum síðan
  • Matpat, have you seen Star Wars Rebels? Have you seen how much destruction the empire had done? Did you forget the slavery of Mandalore and other planets? How about the growing racism against non-human? Also, Vader never really had any loyalty to the empire. He planned to overthrow the emperor and achieve the original intent of the jedi, to bring peace, freedom, justice, and security to the people. Emperor Sidious only wanted power to himself. He did anyting to expand his power.

    Irza LiandoIrza Liando7 klukkustundum síðan
  • will you zombies stop liking this guy

    TzerTzer7 klukkustundum síðan
    • the sombies are coming

      TzerTzer3 klukkustundum síðan
    • good guys are actually bad and the bad guys are good.

      Emily AnEmily An4 klukkustundum síðan
  • The only problem though is that the lore doesn’t support this idea. Take the CANON book Lost Stars. We see the disparity between Core Worlds and Outer Rim worlds. We see the Empire’s conscription tactics. And we see that they rule primarily through fear and manipulation. The only people that are in the Empire are either too afraid to leave or have been obviously brainwashed. And this book followed two Imperials, one of whom even defected to the Rebels!

    Zachary AllenZachary Allen7 klukkustundum síðan
    • Will now call this channel Film Fact

      Emily AnEmily An4 klukkustundum síðan
  • But I mean the new information about what they wanted to do with Baby Yoda is sick.

    ClucklesCluckles7 klukkustundum síðan
  • *cough cough* United states

    JayLoungerYTJayLoungerYT8 klukkustundum síðan
  • When Film Theory pulls on loose threads like a MAGA person pulling on loose threads that COVID 19 isn’t real.

    Aaron AlejoAaron Alejo8 klukkustundum síðan
  • There are no good guys...

    jack willjack will8 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm slowly starting to like the politics and military aspects of starwars more than the Jedi and sith part... It's very interesting

    SilverFruit14SilverFruit148 klukkustundum síðan
  • *alderaan disliked the video*

    Antonio ArredondoAntonio Arredondo8 klukkustundum síðan
  • In a cut scene from a New Hope Biggs mentions to Luke about the Empire nationalized commerce and the central systems, and it would not be long before the Empire takes over Uncle Owen's farm. Reducing him to a tenant farmer slaving away for the glory of the Empire.

    Joe DumasJoe Dumas9 klukkustundum síðan
  • "Sure they were slaves, but they were doing just fine" more evidence please?

    Extinct Documentary GameExtinct Documentary Game9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ok now I can

    Meshach FaheemMeshach Faheem9 klukkustundum síðan
  • I can never understand matpat

    Meshach FaheemMeshach Faheem9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Uhm Palpatine ruled the galaxy for about 33-34 years and never really did much in that time to make the galaxy better off unless you consider eliminating any poverty on Alderan by destroying Alderan making the galaxy better off.

    Master WinduMaster Windu9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Plot hole: the Jedi ask for permission and the parents agree to send them

    Big_SargeBig_Sarge10 klukkustundum síðan
  • TLDR the empire are communists

    xandy -guyxandy -guy10 klukkustundum síðan
  • Will now call this channel Film Fact

    xzilic pythonxzilic python10 klukkustundum síðan
  • These kinds of videos are always the worst on youtube theories. Its basically if we ignore everything the bad guys did that was bad and the good guys did that was good, then the good guys are actually bad and the bad guys are good.

    Giovanni's DaedraGiovanni's Daedra10 klukkustundum síðan
  • A better example for republic bloodshed would be the civil war. If I remember correctly it was the republic who struck first and throughout clone wars we see them bringing in neutral worlds into the conflict or waging war on them.

    The WatchdogThe Watchdog11 klukkustundum síðan
  • The fact that nobody took his statements to consideration just shows how the republic has turned lots into sheep 😳😳😳

    CHIDOR_MEMES 101CHIDOR_MEMES 10111 klukkustundum síðan
  • I mean I personally believe the Empire did WAY better than the Republic. It gave it's military personnel leisure and treated them like actual beings unlike the treatment of clones in the Old Republic. Then the Empire cracked down on smuggling, slavery, and other human trafficking and illegal trade groups. Also most of the galaxy was at peace and doing rather well under the Empire as they grew in power, they gave back to the worlds under the Imperial rule. So all in all the Empire had the right idea, but the canon portrays the Empire as the enemy through bias ways of showing only their evil effects on people. #LONGLIVEREBELLION #LONGLIVEIMPERIALS

    SlayerGaming_YTSlayerGaming_YT11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Wait, coruscant got destroyed?

    Coleman StudiosColeman Studios11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Submit to you government overlords! Obey ! Wear your masks! Stay inside ! REEEE !

    pooppoop11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Grand Moff Tarken sounds like an OPA spokesman (Expanse reference).

    Marinus WillettMarinus Willett11 klukkustundum síðan
  • If you give up freedom for safety, then you deserve neither.

    pooppoop11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Matpat is Secretly a sith lord trying to turn us again the Jedi!

    DragonShifterDragonShifter11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Bahhhh 🐑

    Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson12 klukkustundum síðan
  • what about the empire using slave labor? And looking down on non human species?

    TantranoTantrano12 klukkustundum síðan
  • they blew up a planet

    OshaOsha12 klukkustundum síðan
  • Okay, I agree the empire was not good, but the comparison is that it was BETTER then the republic.

    Teal WitchTeal Witch12 klukkustundum síðan
  • This dude cured the Stars War sickness I don’t even know what I said means but you get it

    Boris PernichevBoris Pernichev13 klukkustundum síðan
  • I disagree

    SapphireTunic 68SapphireTunic 6813 klukkustundum síðan
  • I disliked this video for two reasons. 1. I don't like the Emperor 2. You used footage from scenes that caused problems for me in theaters.

    Asgardian Queen 1014Asgardian Queen 101413 klukkustundum síðan
  • Liars liars. Luke skywalker said himself the jedis were dumb

    Preda DanielPreda Daniel14 klukkustundum síðan
  • If you watched Rebels then you would know that the Empire was pretty bad and exploited the outer rim just like the republic

    Brandon JensenBrandon Jensen14 klukkustundum síðan
  • Have you not read the new death Vader comic🥲😂🔥

    TONY LopezTONY Lopez15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Dude the empire enslaved people

    austin bevisaustin bevis15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Total agree with you! The Empire are the Good guys! Long live the empire

    Robert LinellRobert Linell15 klukkustundum síðan
  • he didn't mention the unknown regions.... nobody ever mentions the unknown regions

    jonathan gibsonjonathan gibson15 klukkustundum síðan
  • This video is obvious political commentary, no different from Propaganda. What’s up? Blink twice if you’re ok? I don’t know where you find it ok to take The Clients perspective of the world and use it to shape this so-called theory. Let me begin by saying that maybe The Client was describing “death and chaos” is possibly because he is sowing it. I understand your point that maybe empire was “not all that bad for ordinary citizens” but that logic is blind to the reasons why. Things appeared fine at the price of someone else’s misfortune. The republic aimed for a prosperous galaxy in time and not at the cost of other peoples suffering. This form of diplomacy takes time, where the Empire sought to claim this achievement far too soon. A ruling class built on a very hollow foundation. If you had waited till season 2, after the imperial forces are removed from Nevaro, you will see that it begins to finally flourish. Now that greed and villainy were purged. They are able to build schools, establish a prosperous economy and even put in place a security system that proves to only serve the people. So in the main films you overlook the fact that the only reason the Republic begins to fail is because of corruption from within, namely Palpatine consistently sabotaging progress at every turn. You my friend have devolved into a channel far from logic and are beginning to reveal new perspectives reflecting nothing of your previous content. With obvious allusion to the current political climate, you are insinuating a Republic fails under democratic rule. It fails in every instance because the interests of politicians outweigh the interests of those they serve. Your attempt at excusing the empires planetary genocide with the argument that “Leila is lying” is laughable. Of course she’s lying, Vader is planning to build a weapon of mass destruction and she can stop him. What, if not for complete domination, was that kind of weapon for? You then accused the Jedi of forcibly recruiting their Padawan when no such thing happens in these films. Qui Gon effectively adopts young Anakin in hope to teach this child how to control his powers. The Jedi objected because of Anakins age but by this point of his recruitment in to the order the Dark Side had already clouded the Jedi order. They were not acting of their own volition. They were being manipulated and lead astray from their ability to use the force. Another thing, when they tell Anakin to refrain from these emotional attachments, they are not saying to suppress those feelings. They are making him aware of them, and once you are aware of them you should fine that there is a logical next action you can take to deal with those feelings. Your characterization of this is way off base and only serves your narrative instead of objectively looking at these films for what the true nature of each character represents. This is not the fault of the Jedi, this is what happens when corruption infects democracy and clouds the judgements of the most righteous men. Palpatine forced their hand and drenched the galaxy in war. He seeded doubt in his own republic to topple its foundation and exploited it to rise to power.

    Michael Joseph AzcuiMichael Joseph Azcui17 klukkustundum síðan
  • ORDERRR 66!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    crews johnnscrews johnns17 klukkustundum síðan
  • Ok.. outer rim is not the best argument. Outer rim was largely abandoned by the empire. But that's also like saying that communism is better than capitalism. You truly show your cards and what you believe in. You believe in central control and no freedom. Chinese believe they are well off, but that is a lie. And we know this from the millions murdered by Mao Zedong and Tienmen Square. Stop spreading your lies communist.

    Lloyd CastletonLloyd Castleton18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Well, we actually see that even waaaaaaaay before the prequels, they have stolen children from specific planets that have naturally everyday born force sensitive people, this is proven in both the eu and conon universe.

    Buttery ShampooButtery Shampoo18 klukkustundum síðan
  • Based off the books, the Empire didn't leave the Ewoks alone. The Empire destroyed several Ewok villages on initial arrival because the were "pests in the way."

    Renee PerkinsRenee Perkins19 klukkustundum síðan
  • I once saw “The empire did nothing wrong” written on a bathroom ceiling

    Bens fan club presidentBens fan club president19 klukkustundum síðan
  • As far as the data as recruitment tactics go, can we be a little bit more disingenuous. If their policies were so horrible that they caused psychopathic behavior in their members why was Anakin the only one that ever went rogue. I don’t know maybe it’s because the Jedi made an exception in his case. For sensitive children in The Republic where identified at birth. They never knew their parents the attachment that they grew to the Jedi order was that of a parent. And what’s more they didn’t force this on the child’s parents. The parents had a say in whether or not their child would be trained as a Jedi. And the parents knew that this meant that they had to several ties with their child. But I guess personal responsibility and respect for parental authority doesn’t factor. Yeah I’m using Disney sequel doesn’t help your case any. Lol right and say what you want about the Nazis, but they had really good structure of government.

    Clint MontgomeryClint Montgomery19 klukkustundum síðan
  • A good video on why the empire actually wouldn't work irl:

    Andy 322Andy 32220 klukkustundum síðan
  • Have you watched the mandalorian

    William HollandWilliam Holland20 klukkustundum síðan
  • So it is the communists

    Brandon SnopeckBrandon Snopeck21 klukkustund síðan
  • While this may be true The Empire took away many forms of freedom. A dictator may be able to whip things into shape because they don’t have to deal with red tape and others voices being heard but it comes at a heavy price. Sure people prospered but if you defied the Empire your whole family could be murdered. I’d rather have corruption and freedom than order and oppressiveness.

    Lopi robinsonLopi robinson21 klukkustund síðan
  • Hey,The universe in star wars is big right? if so,that doesn't mean there are only one existing Galactic empire,This means there are thousands of Galactic kingdoms and empires that have not been told yet. What if they introduced the second empire? I give example the second empire is The Accurar Sovereign. An empire formed by a cluster of sun debris and planets around it.The leader of this sovereign is called The Star King,because he uses his army to invade stars and use the star power to capture the planets or claiming territory. but remember,its all just imaginary..,

    ꧁Eirfan Cookies꧂꧁Eirfan Cookies꧂22 klukkustundum síðan
  • Sounds like what the founders were trying to do.

    James PriestJames PriestDegi Síðan síðan
  • The rebels did an oopsie.

    WarlokWarlokDegi Síðan síðan
  • Bad take.

    D. CoburnD. CoburnDegi Síðan síðan
  • 5:33 Haha this episode is proving techno's point about government being the problem :>

    Tofublob ••Tofublob ••Degi Síðan síðan
  • Are all forms of slavery inherently worse than all forms of freedom?

    Cody FariasCody FariasDegi Síðan síðan
  • Golden shackles are still shackles. I'd rather keep my freedom at the expense of quality of life than be someone else's slave

    lyonheart777lyonheart777Degi Síðan síðan
  • Does anyone else think that Matt Pat should do an episode on the amazing world of gumball me and my kids watch it it’s really creative and hilarious

    Sjs SnsSjs SnsDegi Síðan síðan
  • 3:38 stopped

    Wassad HappinauWassad HappinauDegi Síðan síðan
  • Dude, the empire were literally space Nazis. They blew up an entire planet and would have done worse than that if they'd been allowed to. Then what remained of them in the next trilogy blew up another planet. They're not good guys, not at all. In fact, the only thing keeping them from being worse than the Nazis is the fact they're fictional.

    Fay Anne Aura ArtsFay Anne Aura ArtsDegi Síðan síðan
  • We all need a little bit more feckless words from call me Kevin

    PopularmommypotPopularmommypotDegi Síðan síðan
  • I love how he just completely glossed over the enslavement of the wookies. Like it never happened. 🙄

    David WootenDavid WootenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Pay no attention people! This is nothing but Imperial propaganda!

    Bill MarionBill MarionDegi Síðan síðan
  • Someone didn’t watch nearly enough Clone Wars or Rebels,,, To clarify, most true fans were already perfectly aware the Jedi Order was fucked up,

    Berry GryphonBerry GryphonDegi Síðan síðan
  • You forgot about the active and government-sponsored slave trade under the Empire

    Jonathan SuberJonathan SuberDegi Síðan síðan
  • The Jedi have a choice to leave the troopers dont

    gandolf89gandolf89Degi Síðan síðan
  • If the president has laxer hands than Canada is the next country that’s gonna have to put up walls

    SMOLL BeanSMOLL BeanDegi Síðan síðan
  • So what was the republics goal then after after defeating the empire?

    Abnormal abnormalitiesAbnormal abnormalitiesDegi Síðan síðan
  • you should do book theory

    bird puddlebird puddleDegi Síðan síðan
  • You worked real hard to find an excuse to play the Clerks clip. Well done.

    Steven NovikSteven NovikDegi Síðan síðan
  • This video sounds like it was put together by somebody who's only knowlege of Star Wars is from reading a reddit thread called "why the empire wasn't all that bad"

    Sage MerricSage MerricDegi Síðan síðan
  • People are saying that the empire is alot like the British or Germany. But I think they have forgotten how the usa started and how in the constitution slavery was allowed. I'm not saying that the British and Germany at that time where not bad, I'm just saying that the usa was also bad at that time. The usa still have problems related to slavery till this day. Haven't people been watching the news? We may not be able to change the empire for the better, however we can change the usa to become better.

    Sandra RamirezSandra RamirezDegi Síðan síðan
  • this man said "yeah they were slaves but were doing just fine" bruh💀💀💀💀

    LOCURALOCURADegi Síðan síðan
  • Before I watched this I thought that they were the bad guys too but now you made me reinforce my argument with my friends.

    Lucxic LocLucxic LocDegi Síðan síðan
  • so were not going to mention the comics and the books then where the empire quite literaly built world destroyers (things that ate worlds) ok then

    BLYT KLACHBLYT KLACHDegi Síðan síðan
  • Is there anyone here that didn’t pretend to be on the dark side? When not pretending to be Luke? Anyone?

    popstarprincess123popstarprincess123Degi Síðan síðan
    • Me

      JameS HOLLOWAYJameS HOLLOWAYDegi Síðan síðan
  • THIS is Why I am Empire all the way DEATH TO THE REBEL SCUM

    suravian666suravian666Degi Síðan síðan
  • order is control

    Ravencoyote StoriesRavencoyote StoriesDegi Síðan síðan
  • Tarkin Doctrine- lies, instead they enslaved everyone

    Ravencoyote StoriesRavencoyote StoriesDegi Síðan síðan
  • The President of the United states has a stand

    Some_Random _HacirokuSome_Random _HacirokuDegi Síðan síðan
  • Mat, I understand you need watch-minutes, but the Empire is supposed to mirror the Nazis. Taking over planets without their permission (even if the goal was innocent). Freedom isn't always easy or without problems.

    Rebecca MurphreeRebecca MurphreeDegi Síðan síðan
  • Not a problem if you don’t look up

    Pizza SithPizza SithDegi Síðan síðan
  • I've been saying this for years. Rebels only knew rebelling not governing

    BigBossBigBossDegi Síðan síðan
  • The empire did a similar amount of exploitation of planets as the republic, if you read the new Thrawn books they mention this.

    The InspectorThe InspectorDegi Síðan síðan
  • didn't watch much of the show Rebels, did ya?

    bat mannbat mannDegi Síðan síðan
  • Empire did nothing wrong...

    Raefe PhillipsRaefe PhillipsDegi Síðan síðan
  • In Luke’s defense the Ewoks were planning to cook and eat him and his friends...

    Christian MarshalChristian MarshalDegi Síðan síðan
  • Watch the Return of the Jedi and tell me again how much better those poor planets that had slavery and criminal enterprises harming them, are doing under the Empire’s rule.

    Christian MarshalChristian MarshalDegi Síðan síðan
  • If you showed the clip of what that Federation officer said to the Mandalorian to a Native American s/he might want to demonstrate a couple parallels. Using military might to force people to accept your idea of what is better and more advanced is never an act of kindness.

    Christian MarshalChristian MarshalDegi Síðan síðan