The WORST episodes of Film Theory

Every episode of Film Theory ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Film Theory!

In each episode of Film Theorists’ main series, Patrick dives into a specific work and sheds light on elements that less careful consumers may have missed. Despite the channel’s title, it isn’t limited to movies; instead, Patrick is taking on all sorts of pop culture franchises, including Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

Last Updated: 2/25/2024Network: YouTubeStatus: Continuing
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Mario EXPOSED the Movie Industry! (Super Mario Movie)
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#1 - Mario EXPOSED the Movie Industry! (Super Mario Movie)

Season 2023 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/7/2023

As you know, Loyal Theorists, we have already broken down our thoughts on FOUR Super Mario Bros Movie theories (and a bonus one on this week’s Short). BUT what we haven’t discussed is whether this movie is actually good or not. So is it? The audience believes it’s amazing, but the critics do NOT agree. So who’s right and who’s wrong? Let’s find out…

Disney is FINALLY Dead, Here's Why
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#2 - Disney is FINALLY Dead, Here's Why

Season 2023 - Episode 32 - Aired 8/13/2023

Disney is… DYING! That’s right, Loyal Theorist, the behemoth of the film entertainment industry is finally losing their way. But why? Is it because of Disney+? Bad stories? Or is it something else? Today we’re diving into the latest box office FAILS and seeing what we can glean about Disney’s future. Let’s find out if the company truly is in trouble…

We Found Barbie Land!
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#3 - We Found Barbie Land!

Season 2023 - Episode 31 - Aired 8/6/2023

Loyal Theorists, we have found the Simpon’s hometown of Springfield; we’ve even found Peter Pan’s Neverland. But WHERE in the world is Barbieland? Margot Robbie’s Barbie and Ryan Gosling’s Ken travel by boat, roller blades, rocket, car, and more to leave their world and enter ours. But, according to the Barbie Movie logic their world is also in our world. Grab a map and let’s get to searching!

The Hidden LORE of Skibidi Toilet!
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#4 - The Hidden LORE of Skibidi Toilet!

Season 2023 - Episode 30 - Aired 7/29/2023

Skibidi bop bop, yes yes yes it’s time for Skibidi Toilet LORE! If you’ve seen the strange Gary’s Mod head in a toilet invading your YouTube or TikTok feed recently, you’re not alone! This viral series has earned BILLIONS of views per month since its inception. But WHY? There has to be something more to this series than just toilet heads. And OH BOY, Loyal Theorists, you’re in for a treat today because this lore goes deeper than you realize.

This is Her FINAL Act! (Grey House)
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#5 - This is Her FINAL Act! (Grey House)

Season 2023 - Episode 29 - Aired 7/20/2023

Hey Loyal Theorist, today we’re switching up our regular pop-culture-themed programming to follow up about my year of being uncomfortable. If you watched the Game Theory episode a few weeks ago you’ll know that I played in a PGA Tournament event and helped produce a Broadway play. Both were wonderful experiences, and today I want to break down EXACTLY how that play came to be and all the fantastic people I met along the way, including ThomasSanders, Ranboo, TheGamerFromMars, WaitintheWings, and SwellEntertainment. Plus if you stick around, I promise you’ll find some hidden lore…

Time is Running OUT! (Chikn Nuggit Lore)
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#6 - Time is Running OUT! (Chikn Nuggit Lore)

Season 2023 - Episode 28 - Aired 7/16/2023

We heard you LOUD and clear, Loyal Theorists: you want us to react to the popular Buzzfeed Animation series Chikn Nuggit. We read your comments, and now we’re here to give you all the LOOOOOORE!!! Is Chikn Nuggit as cute as he looks? What are Bezel’s intentions? And is this show SECRETLY very dark? It’s time to find out!

The DEADLIEST Magic School Bus Field Trip!
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#7 - The DEADLIEST Magic School Bus Field Trip!

Season 2023 - Episode 27 - Aired 7/9/2023

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the Magic School Bus! You may remember the amazing field trips to the arctic, an underwater volcano, and even inside the earth. But there’s one trip that stands above the rest: getting LOST in space. Sure, it was a beautiful view for the students, but what Ms. Frizzle didn’t tell anyone was how DANGEROUS the ride would be. So, would the students survive? Buckle up those seatbelts, everyone. It’s time to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy, Loyal Theorists!

The DEATH of Indiana Jones!
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#8 - The DEATH of Indiana Jones!

Season 2023 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/25/2023

Indiana Jones is BACK for one last ride in the Dial of Destiny! But one question that’s been on our minds is whether Harrison Ford would have ACTUALLY survived all of Indie’s wild adventures… but more specifically whether he would survive the infamous fridge scene. You know, the one where Indiana Jones survives a literal nuclear explosion by hiding in a refrigerator?! Put on your hats and grab your whips because today it’s finally time to put the question to rest.

Is This the END of the Backrooms?!
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#9 - Is This the END of the Backrooms?!

Season 2023 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/11/2023

The popular YouTube horror series, The Backrooms is coming out with a movie! We here at Theorist are excited for Kane, and we can’t wait for all of the new lore. But there’s one BIG problem… making the movie could be ILLEGAL! Why? Well, Loyal Theorist, let’s find out…

John Wick Literally CAN’T DIE!
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#10 - John Wick Literally CAN’T DIE!

Season 2023 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/4/2023

John Wick CAN’T die! Now, if you’ve seen John Wick Chapter 4 you may not believe that since he was clearly shot at the end of the movie. But, we’re not buying it. NO! After falling off buildings and getting hit by cars, John Wick would not simply die from a few bullet wounds. There’s something bigger going on with Keanu Reeves, and we’re about to find out…

Bluey is MUCH Darker Than You Realize!
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#11 - Bluey is MUCH Darker Than You Realize!

Season 2023 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/28/2023

Bluey is the MOST wholesome show on television right now, Loyal Theorist. It’s an Australian kids show about a Blue Heeler puppy named Bluey But as with any wholesome show you KNOW there have to be dark theories flying around the internet. And today we're looking at whether the show ACTUALLY takes place in a post apocalyptic world. Woah, that’s dark. But is it true? That’s the REAL pickle we’re figuring out today!

The Marvel Gods Have FALLEN! (Guardians of the Galaxy 3)
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#12 - The Marvel Gods Have FALLEN! (Guardians of the Galaxy 3)

Season 2023 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/21/2023

What’s the deal with the Marvel gods? At one point in the MCU we saw Thor as an all-powerful god. But across the span of phase 4 and phase 5 Kevin Feige and company introduced us to a whole new LEVEL of Marvel god with Eternity, Kang, and Galactus. But now with the High-Evolutionary introduced in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, we’re wondering what even IS a god in the MCU? Let’s put together the pieces of this mystery and solve the ultimate question of which god is the MOST powerful in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The DARK Secret of the Little Mermaid (Disney)
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#13 - The DARK Secret of the Little Mermaid (Disney)

Season 2023 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/14/2023

We all know and LOVE the Disney Princess, Ariel. She’s perceived as a beautiful sea creature in the Little Mermaid, but how would she look in REAL life? And we’re not talking about the live action remake with Halle Bailey. No! We’re talking about a real life, half-human, half-fish looking mermaid. Trust us, after watching this episode you’re NOT going to want to kiss da girl!

FNAF, I Know How the Movie Trilogy Ends!
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#14 - FNAF, I Know How the Movie Trilogy Ends!

Season 2024 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/2024

Beware the Living Flesh! (Vita Carnis)
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#15 - Beware the Living Flesh! (Vita Carnis)

Season 2023 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/30/2023

Planet Earth has been around for hundreds of years, but now we’re about to be put into a grinder… a MEAT grinder! While we already reacted to the meat snake over on GTLive, we’re now ready to break down the weird story of Vita Carnis. What is the National Living Meat Research? What are these creatures? And are we all in DANGER? This analog horror series goes deep, so figure out this meaty mystery!

Mario is IMMORTAL! (Super Mario Movie)
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#16 - Mario is IMMORTAL! (Super Mario Movie)

Season 2023 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/23/2023

The Super Mario Movie was a fun escape to the land of Nintendo with TONS of easter eggs! But what interested us were the THEORIES in the lore. Can Mario Die? Is Peach actually human? And could we see MORE of these characters like Link, Zelda, and Fox in the future. Let’s discuss…

The Dark Plot to HACK Your Mind! (Cyberpunk Edgerunners)
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#17 - The Dark Plot to HACK Your Mind! (Cyberpunk Edgerunners)

Season 2023 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/16/2023

Welcome to Night City in the year 2077. All seems great on the outside, but under the surface it’s a TOTAL Nightmare! While everyone wants you to gear up with cyberware, you may want to beware. Why? Well there’s a sinister plot unfolding right before our eyes…

Fairly OddParents BROKE Its Own Rules! (Nickelodeon)
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#18 - Fairly OddParents BROKE Its Own Rules! (Nickelodeon)

Season 2023 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/9/2023

Take a stroll down memory lane to your FAVORITE Nickelodeon show, The Fairly OddParents. But we promise it’s not at ALL what you remembered. In fact, there is a dark conspiracy controlling all of Fairy World, and Jorgen may be behind all of it…

Wait… Dragons are REAL?! (How to Train Your Dragon)
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#19 - Wait… Dragons are REAL?! (How to Train Your Dragon)

Season 2023 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/30/2023

If you’ve seen Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon, then you’ve seen the incredibly POWERFUL dragons. They breath fire, ice, and even acid. Is all of this a total fantasy or could this ACTUALLY work in the real world? Let’s find out…

This is Disney’s WORST Fear! (Winnie the Pooh)
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#20 - This is Disney’s WORST Fear! (Winnie the Pooh)

Season 2023 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/25/2023

Can you imagine if your favorite, friendly Pooh Bear had a HORROR movie? Well, that is an actual reality now. But it’s NOT from the minds at Disney. So is this even legal? And could other Disney characters get their own horror movies? Oh Bother, we’re in for a good episode today!

The Sins of Iron Man! (Marvel)
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#21 - The Sins of Iron Man! (Marvel)

Season 2023 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/18/2023

Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist. CRIMINAL?! Wait, what? Okay maybe it’s obvious that Tony Stark hasn’t had the “best” business practices. But what you may not know is that war profiteering is not the worst of his crimes. In fact, he should probably be facing LIFE in prison! But to see his full sentence, you’ll have to watch this episode.

The Devil Made You Do It! (Harmony and Horror)
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#22 - The Devil Made You Do It! (Harmony and Horror)

Season 2023 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/11/2023

You’ve seen us cover Mandela and Backrooms, but now we’re diving headfirst into a NEW analog horror series here on YouTube. Harmony and Horror has a complicated story full of mystery. And the animatronics are SO scary. But how dark does season 1 get? Let’s find out…

The SCARIEST Movie You’ve Never Seen! (Skinamarink)
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#23 - The SCARIEST Movie You’ve Never Seen! (Skinamarink)

Season 2023 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/26/2023

Puss in Boots Should be DEAD! (Shrek)
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#24 - Puss in Boots Should be DEAD! (Shrek)

Season 2023 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2023

Have you watched Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Loyal Theorists? I liked the Dreamworks movie so much that I watched it TWICE! But there was one thing that stood out to me… Puss in Boots should have DIED way more than he did! Forget about the Wolf, Death; Puss is a threat to himself. So how many times would he have died? Watch to find out.

The Complete Lore of Backrooms SOLVED... What's Next?!
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#25 - The Complete Lore of Backrooms SOLVED... What's Next?!

Season 2023 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2023

Today we’re no-clipping BACK into the yellow halls of Backrooms! And after theorizing four-videos-worth of content about this amazing series, I realized it was finally time to connect the dots. That's right! I put together the ENTIRE Backrooms Timeline. I hope you're ready, Loyal Theorists, because this gets deep.