Film Theory: Is The Martian's POOP SCIENCE Full of CRAP?

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    Today's episode promises to be CRAPPIER than ever - because we're talking about The Martian. That's no judgement on the movie, it's just that the film is ACTUALLY full of poop and poop science. But the question the poop science actually a load of crap? Hold your nose and dive in to discover if it is actually possible for Watney to survive on Mars like the movie portrays.
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  • Mirei Root
    Mirei Root Day ago +1

    9:27 yeah. Even puberty is pretty terrifying, and that happens naturally.

  • Busy BC
    Busy BC Day ago

    Jimmy Kimmel not happy with this...

  • Snowy
    Snowy Day ago

    Remember flintstones gummies

  • Hector Cantu
    Hector Cantu 2 days ago

    How many times did Matt Pat say "but watney is on Mars"

  • Evan Lagergren
    Evan Lagergren 3 days ago

    "But hey! That's just a theory. A conspiracy theory!"

  • WonderPyxel
    WonderPyxel 3 days ago

    Question: Why use Jack and Jill as reference? I’m sorry, but that’s one of my family’s favorite movies ever. (Please don’t hurt me ;^;)

  • Huy Lương
    Huy Lương 3 days ago

    Why did i watch this while eating chocolate ice cream

  • GrumpyFox Animations
    GrumpyFox Animations 3 days ago +1

    This is like, my favorite movie

  • Ro Gray
    Ro Gray 3 days ago

    This video is old, but, I think you missed something. When NASA send potatoes into space, the eyes are cut out. So no matter how good of a botanist he is, the potatoes could not grow. Potatoes sprout from the eyes, if the can't sprout, they can't grow.

  • KoolAid Man
    KoolAid Man 4 days ago

    We watch this in my Science Class this year and I’m the only who knew the song “Starman”

  • the 37 s
    the 37 s 4 days ago

    Honestly 1 of the only reasons i watch theese is to see if you can get a bigger number

  • Alfa&Omega 00000
    Alfa&Omega 00000 4 days ago

    It wouldn't have worked.

  • Witty username _
    Witty username _ 4 days ago +1

    Here’s why this would never work, according to nasa all perishable food going into space is blasted by radiation to kill the bacteria, this kills the cells and thus the potato’s would not grow

  • Hamza Alshargabi
    Hamza Alshargabi 5 days ago

    Thank you for trashing Kevin and Sandler while at it.. Thank you thank you thank you

  • Ethan Higgins
    Ethan Higgins 5 days ago


  • Jgouken
    Jgouken 6 days ago

    I can't believe it's not butt.

  • ahari moka
    ahari moka 6 days ago

    U forgot 1 other thing HOW/WHERE DID HE GET THE WATER

  • Jacob Clayton
    Jacob Clayton 6 days ago

    I was eating a carrot while watching this, how did he know!? (Legit, though, I was eating a carrot, it was a good carrot, nice, cold and crisp.)

  • Soledad Hernandez
    Soledad Hernandez 7 days ago


  • Exotwin
    Exotwin 7 days ago

    It's a movie, they have to show some extreme bullshit to make it dramatic,but we all know how things work.

  • iam nobody
    iam nobody 8 days ago

    So......... Perchlorates are depression

  • blockprime300
    blockprime300 8 days ago

    With the potato for fourty days thing their is a woman who eats nothing but cheese and potatoes for 30 years since she was 4

  • fork lift
    fork lift 8 days ago

    First, his team mates are dead, unless they were in the correct orbit to earth they would be dead. And there is only a opportunity for this every 2 years. Sooòoooooo they ded

  • VN 75
    VN 75 8 days ago

    It obviously is crap because crap means poop, *BRUH.*

  • Sixten Brochdorf
    Sixten Brochdorf 9 days ago


    *no ads for you*

  • puffy44444
    puffy44444 9 days ago

    6:45 I was actually eating carrots

  • Silver thing
    Silver thing 9 days ago

    uhhhhhh matpat? to make water, you will need WAY hotter fire. soooooooooo. yeah...;-;. hes dead. (also the sun is blue on mars)

  • ThatOne Guy
    ThatOne Guy 10 days ago

    That ending was sorts anticlimactic. I mean like he always has a "BUT..." but he didn't have one this time

  • BMK
    BMK 10 days ago


  • goocrafting
    goocrafting 10 days ago

    10:39 just cracks me up

  • oddball 06
    oddball 06 11 days ago +1

    What about water

  • Otto Tamkivi
    Otto Tamkivi 11 days ago

    No it’s not a film (or book or audiobook) theory, it’s science this time.

  • Paul Rowlands
    Paul Rowlands 12 days ago

    I really hope you read this because gravity is weaker on Mars therefore the wins will still do heaps of damage also Mars has Sandstorm that cover the entire planet surface I think you were an idiot pretending to be smart

  • Zipzeolocke
    Zipzeolocke 12 days ago

    but isn't he just going to end up getting cancer from all the solar radiation anyway?

  • sans the skeleton
    sans the skeleton 12 days ago

    O no im eating poop

  • sans the skeleton
    sans the skeleton 12 days ago

    I watched the movie

  • Kene KC
    Kene KC 13 days ago

    Dude u used Adam sandler's movies as poo that's cold bro

  • Misty_Haze
    Misty_Haze 13 days ago

    W A S H T H E D I R T

  • Oliver Buck
    Oliver Buck 14 days ago

    He actually ended the video on “aaand...CUT”😱

  • A narwhal, i am not.
    A narwhal, i am not. 15 days ago

    3:17 the guy on the right was my a teacher at my school, who used the classroom in which i first saw this movie.

  • Max Sullivan
    Max Sullivan 15 days ago

    You know what’s also a theory my love lifr

  • Zirii
    Zirii 16 days ago +9

    “Potatoes are pretty high in Vitamin A, B-12”
    Vitamin A - 0%
    Vitamin B-12 - 0%

  • Niferno
    Niferno 16 days ago +1

    not possible, martian soil is toxic if he ate those potatoes he would become sick/die

  • Werdco 57632
    Werdco 57632 18 days ago

    5:05 there goes all of the unsuspecting bistanders:
    Timmy-"hey mommy why is there a giant bowling ball falling from the..." BONK!
    MOM-"well... he got crushed by a giant bowling ball, how bout that (thank you bowling ball for ending all my pain and suffering)"

  • J0ber naut
    J0ber naut 19 days ago

    So they have a poop dealer huh?

  • Karlie Blaker
    Karlie Blaker 21 day ago

    So your saying that Mark Watney is going to

    More Than Survive
    Please tell me if you get this reference

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    2:22 He can survive on *K N O W L E D G E*

  • Winston PlayZ
    Winston PlayZ 21 day ago


  • IGotNoIdeas
    IGotNoIdeas 21 day ago

    Wait, if NASA had to look up perchlorates then why is it used in the rockets they build?

    • PlantingGamer
      PlantingGamer 21 day ago

      IGotNoIdeas he probably meant that they had to look up how it interacted with humans, or maybe NASA doesn’t produce the rocket fuel.

  • Delilah really
    Delilah really 22 days ago


  • Delilah really
    Delilah really 22 days ago

    I love the book I haven't watched the movie

  • Rust Boy
    Rust Boy 22 days ago

    That’s full of crap

  • Damien Flanagan
    Damien Flanagan 22 days ago

    Wait NASA had to look up something thay didn't know. How do other people know and NASA DIDENT

  • Damien Flanagan
    Damien Flanagan 22 days ago

    How can he eat the patatos with no air

  • Michael Arvay
    Michael Arvay 22 days ago

    MatPat, initially: no one can survive off potatoes
    Ireland like 300 years ago: Hold me guiness

  • Wolfgamer 64
    Wolfgamer 64 23 days ago

    I'm the type of person to laugh at poo jokes

  • Brady Cohen
    Brady Cohen 23 days ago +1

    hah. my favorite movie holds up to matpat. my saturday gets better and better. lemme just go get on my ybox.

  • USA !!!!
    USA !!!! 23 days ago

    6:00 blue cheetoes

  • doctor lightning super
    doctor lightning super 23 days ago +1

    Coincidence that film Theory is a dumbass I think not

  • a ramdom astronomy star

    Potatos vs bananas who will gave you life

  • Totally awesome time
    Totally awesome time 23 days ago

    Magic school bus

  • It’s Thanos
    It’s Thanos 23 days ago

    4:47 correction: 1 potato every 3 days

  • Double Blocks
    Double Blocks 23 days ago +1

    Is Nasa going to take our poops to mars?

  • Fo X
    Fo X 24 days ago

    My batteries are getting low
    And it’s getting dark 😭

  • john ny
    john ny 25 days ago

    Hotel tivergo

  • eidorB Miechel
    eidorB Miechel 25 days ago

    Yes. I only read the title tho.

  • fire foxes
    fire foxes 25 days ago +26


    • Kracken Crusader
      Kracken Crusader 2 days ago

      I know it took me out of the movie for how absurd 500+ days of no internet WHEN HE GET'S BACK ALL OF HIS MEMES WILL BE OUTDATED!

  • ShatteredSoul77
    ShatteredSoul77 25 days ago

    one day i watched the martian 3 times in a row no joke

  • Scorpius VC
    Scorpius VC 25 days ago +4

    Now I don’t want to eat vegetables or fruits lol

  • crazylazer27 destroyer

    actually high winds are possible on low atmosphere planets

  • Vince Flores
    Vince Flores 25 days ago

    Matpat: is it possible to survive on potatoes alone
    Irish people: wanna see me do it again?

  • Soviet Union
    Soviet Union 26 days ago

    Hey bad catpat you said a mean word no treat “aka sub” for you get to the theory cage

  • Yark Deafs
    Yark Deafs 27 days ago +1

    Cinema sins? Oh, no, it's just MatPat.

  • Strictly Anime!
    Strictly Anime! 28 days ago

    =0.6 mg?
    Is that actually correct?
    Why do i feel like its horribly wrong?

  • Strike Shaymin
    Strike Shaymin 28 days ago

    The Irish lived off them

  • lenard mathew
    lenard mathew 28 days ago +1

    They're poo tatoes.
    Get it 😁😆👈

  • Eddy liu
    Eddy liu 28 days ago


    me in minecraft when a creeper creeps and blows up and the only thing I have are potatoes

    NOT COOKED potatoes

  • Granduer
    Granduer 28 days ago

    im eating chips geez

  • GreyWolf
    GreyWolf 28 days ago

    He ate 10 potatoes each day!

  • Vivs Depts
    Vivs Depts 28 days ago

    Nasa watch this video u will be able to plant

  • Boombox111
    Boombox111 29 days ago +2

    But the soil still doesn’t have the nutrients from nitrogen

  • Habira Bennett
    Habira Bennett 29 days ago

    The wind on mars andy weir actualy knows about this and says he streches the science for movie and book reasons

  • Quantum Radiation
    Quantum Radiation 29 days ago

    Actually Mars soil is sufficient for growing crops without additional fertilizer.

  • Lana
    Lana 29 days ago

    Well, I do not think you did enough looking into Mars. There are a few other issues that would directly affect living there.

  • Denise Clair
    Denise Clair 29 days ago

    I love this book, especially the audiobook! The movie does a decent job keeping to the storyline, and has a Matt Damon in space that needs rescuing, so Interstellar meets Saving Private Ryan 😁

  • Tech2188
    Tech2188 29 days ago

    Cracks on firefly who got their own movie by popular demand.

  • venoms gamer
    venoms gamer 29 days ago

    Mmmm dirt is good

  • John Seen
    John Seen Month ago

    I just woke up and realised that film theory videos have been playing all night on my phone while I was sleeping. That's what happens when you go to sleep at 2 in the night.

  • Nicolas
    Nicolas Month ago

    With the fine dust of mars, Matt/Mark would store his suit outside to not bring any in, and if he wanted the soil so much that he would bring it in, he would have some lung problems affecting his lungs in the future. In addition to lung cancer, he might have other cancers due to him sleeping outside with the deadly rays of the Martian sun.

  • Eann Hernandez
    Eann Hernandez Month ago

    Did all the math but forgot water

  • Jack McClain
    Jack McClain Month ago

    6:04 why does that look like a blue cheese puff

  • Sivfair And elite
    Sivfair And elite Month ago

    Wait so he just brings along some potato seeds with him? Odd

  • PaperGold Pure Gold

    Oh well he eats his poop. He's the best.

    He's only the best cause he is lonely.

  • Thomas_Intensifies
    Thomas_Intensifies Month ago +1

    *_S P A C E I S S C A R Y_*

  • Amina Krupalija
    Amina Krupalija Month ago

    I had to wash my hands after the movie it was CRAP ok i will get out

  • Kayden Hutchinson
    Kayden Hutchinson Month ago

    I watched this with my friend and his dad it was very fun while we watched we tried to find out what sol meant which it means solar day cool right not really but good to know

  • Asher Whinston
    Asher Whinston Month ago

    What about the radiation from the sun?

  • Trayton Williams
    Trayton Williams Month ago

    The amazing part... living on Mars is actually possible.

  • Emirhan Canbaz
    Emirhan Canbaz Month ago

    you said go watch the movie so I iked it kinda bit and niw watching the video

  • Danger Gaming
    Danger Gaming Month ago

    @TheFilmTherist i just wanna say that many of ur claims are just as wrong. Because 1) he didn't use his crew mates feces, just his own. 2) he mixed the Martian soil WITH earth soil and let it bacteriate