Film Theory: Doctor Strange Magic DEBUNKED by Science

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    Everything can be explained by science, including the "magics" of Dr Strange. Thor himself stated that they live in a place where magic and science are one in the same, and Dr Strange continues that statement. Today, I'm proving to you that the magics of Dr. Strange can all be explained with science.
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Comments • 29 028

  • Red Tingzon
    Red Tingzon 2 hours ago

    But if the crystal is made of light, how did doctor strange gone through the crystal when the crystal is completely solid?

  • Some guy On YouTube
    Some guy On YouTube 3 hours ago

    There is air in space or we would fly away

  • Some guy On YouTube
    Some guy On YouTube 3 hours ago

    I thought you were family friendly mate

  • 「Night Sky」
    「Night Sky」 5 hours ago


  • Ghux Superfan
    Ghux Superfan 13 hours ago

    It was actually explained in the film but I prefer this

  • Expected rain 2.0
    Expected rain 2.0 13 hours ago

    Multiple Benedict Cumberbai

  • treboR 10
    treboR 10 17 hours ago

    How about the portals?

  • Bat Man
    Bat Man 18 hours ago

    Matphatt : there is no magic
    Dr strange : I just realized that

  • Ryooken
    Ryooken Day ago

    This doesn't debunk magic with science, it explains common points of energy that can be created in multiple ways. For example, just because I can create lightning artificially doesn't over turn the natural phenomena of lighting. Magic is the harnessing of energy that transcends reality on the sub-atomic level. Sorcerers do that by using words and gestures with their hands. Where as you need to build a device and attune it to the energy source to do some of the same things.

  • Palse Pixellated

    1:31 never thought mat would say the b word

  • Zachy Boi
    Zachy Boi Day ago


  • Mikkel Amtorp
    Mikkel Amtorp Day ago

    Light has a mass

  • Ebic Life
    Ebic Life Day ago

    So Dr. Strange harnesses photon energy.
    Now that's hot.

  • joe plush and more
    joe plush and more 2 days ago

    so your saying portals to another dimension are real

  • Krasa_vyts
    Krasa_vyts 2 days ago

    Sorry Pat you lost this one. Scarlet Witch isn’t using quantum mechanics. And in infinity war Strange literally split into multiple clones of himself and saw the future.

  • YellOH Lime
    YellOH Lime 2 days ago

    Just because it can be proved as being science doesn't mean it isn't magic

  • Jeff Llama
    Jeff Llama 2 days ago

    how many more avengers are gonna be in no you see me

  • Elouxian
    Elouxian 2 days ago

    It's funny cause all of MatPat's theories are the opposite of what is shown. What's next? Spider-Man DIDN'T gain his powers from a spider? :o

  • Xochitl Rodriguez
    Xochitl Rodriguez 3 days ago


  • khalyjah little light


  • Game Jam
    Game Jam 3 days ago

    Anyone: Movies about magic don't need science to make sense.
    Matpat: Let's debunk Doctor Strange with science so that it makes more sense.

  • Scooch a Mooch
    Scooch a Mooch 3 days ago


  • ACee 130
    ACee 130 3 days ago

    You’re right there’s no magic, there’s sorcery.

  • Melbin Paul
    Melbin Paul 3 days ago +1

    man in end game he is able get him in multiple form is that science?

  • Dalek Metaphorical accuracy not needed

    Cool, lez du it

  • Blayzing Angel
    Blayzing Angel 4 days ago

    As someone who’s German, has anyone else noticed anything you say in German sounds really violent. No matter how you say it.

  • Vinay Gulwani
    Vinay Gulwani 5 days ago

    strange reality can be whatever i want

  • Vinay Gulwani
    Vinay Gulwani 5 days ago

    please be my maths and science teacher

  • PhOenixXD_574
    PhOenixXD_574 5 days ago

    Yeah but how dose he do it with just his hand

  • ღ KellyCakez ღ
    ღ KellyCakez ღ 5 days ago +5

    I want to have magic like Dr. strange!
    *Sees video*
    *Watches Video*
    Is this a science lesson?
    *video ends*
    My. Dreams. Are. BROKEN.

  • Tristan Laird
    Tristan Laird 5 days ago


  • Mark Knight
    Mark Knight 6 days ago

    Funny that Star wars exists in the MCU.
    Jane Foster & Nick Fury?
    Think about it for a second

  • Abigail Gott
    Abigail Gott 6 days ago


  • Akam Khoshnow
    Akam Khoshnow 6 days ago

    Nobody noticed that at 1:30 he swore

  • The Redstone Engineer 479

    The correct translation of I have a theory in German is Ich hat ein theory

  • Arkaix
    Arkaix 6 days ago

    This is still my favourite episode of film theory. I love knowing more about the science behind this film and I appreciate it more this way.

    JUZOXXX 6 days ago

    The fuck do you mean gone wrong?

  • Galactic Quasar
    Galactic Quasar 6 days ago

    that's because it's MAGIC

  • Sr. James
    Sr. James 7 days ago

    I don't think it's magic

  • KT LoveBTS
    KT LoveBTS 7 days ago

    3:09 he is Sherlock 😌 he’ll figure it out
    Basically what you saying is - whatever DR. Stranger does : THIS IS POSSIBLE !!!! #thankfrank

    SLJREB YHTTAT 8 days ago

    No SHiT iT Is mAGiC

  • Jan Franquesa
    Jan Franquesa 8 days ago

    He never called it magic, he calls it MYSTICAL ARTS hahahahahahaha

  • king of comics
    king of comics 8 days ago


  • Jozi Renken
    Jozi Renken 8 days ago

    my science teacher is named Adam Frank but is a completely different one, he looks very different and also is probably not as good at science since he is a high school teacher and last year taught at middle school and mostly taught out of the textbooks

  • YouTuber Milestones
    YouTuber Milestones 8 days ago +4

    My friends when I introduce them to anime

  • Khairul Gaming
    Khairul Gaming 8 days ago

    Hey MatPat... the intro music is always too loud... please adjust it.. tq

  • Toxic Playz
    Toxic Playz 8 days ago +1

    Me:thinks this is new
    Description:its from 2016
    Me:wait I thought it was 2019

  • Makin' It With Me & Miles

    *quantum mechanics forbids this*

  • Jair Guerra
    Jair Guerra 9 days ago


  • By Passr
    By Passr 9 days ago

    Explain why the Ancient one is so old

  • EloquentTroll
    EloquentTroll 9 days ago

    Any sufficiently understood magic is indistinguishable from technology.

  • Charizard Master Hayden

    How can you “debunk” magic with science? It’s MAGIC, by definition it doesn’t have to follow the laws of physics.

  • PiggieMcJr
    PiggieMcJr 10 days ago

    *In space, no one can hear you scream.*

  • DabBeast Entertainment

    Actually, you got it all wrong...

  • Silver bullet
    Silver bullet 10 days ago +1


  • Keira Loughney
    Keira Loughney 10 days ago

    I think it's dead on MatPat well done #thankfrank

  • Elijah Sudaria
    Elijah Sudaria 10 days ago

    thank you frank

  • DuckNation
    DuckNation 10 days ago

    Me: *looking through game theory videos*
    *Dr. Strange magic fake*
    Also me: "welp. Guess it's time to get a new favorite Marvel hero"

    DRAGONIC GAMING 11 days ago

    I hate your intro

  • devorah agana
    devorah agana 11 days ago

    next video: spider man was not bitten by a radio active spider

  • Fast break 383
    Fast break 383 11 days ago

    Mat pat I’ve come to bargain

    You need to make more videos

  • Infinity Games
    Infinity Games 11 days ago


  • M0h4med _Gaming1
    M0h4med _Gaming1 11 days ago

    That's awesome!

    but i didn't understand a thing

  • Perry the platypus
    Perry the platypus 11 days ago

    1:28 that's the power of Disney bitch

  • Mathew Culver
    Mathew Culver 12 days ago

    What about his time skip

  • Mathew Culver
    Mathew Culver 12 days ago

    Using weird science

  • Fortnisphere Gaming
    Fortnisphere Gaming 12 days ago +5

    The first five minutes was my 4th grade math class review

  • purple lavenders
    purple lavenders 12 days ago +13

    And known by its other other other title: Just Another One of Sherlock Holmes's weird fever dreams.

  • The cute little doggy
    The cute little doggy 12 days ago

    I faking loved the intro

  • Nate B1313
    Nate B1313 12 days ago

    But that’s just a theory!,!

  • god of cringe
    god of cringe 12 days ago

    So explain sling rings

  • Y barraza
    Y barraza 12 days ago +1


  • I am One
    I am One 12 days ago

    Matpat alone makes 1 million views in the trailer just for a film theory, well done good sir!

  • Primordial Malevolence
    Primordial Malevolence 12 days ago +1

    Notice how he doesn't talk about how they manipulate light???

  • raping mac
    raping mac 12 days ago


  • Golden Gamer Star
    Golden Gamer Star 13 days ago

    If the science can be explained behind the magic can you actually explain with science how Doctor Strange has his powers and I don't?

  • JustPlayerDE
    JustPlayerDE 13 days ago

    that doesnt matters at all if the movie is good (haha)

  • Hieu Dao
    Hieu Dao 13 days ago +1

    Explain sling rings

  • Reximus Maximus
    Reximus Maximus 13 days ago

    1:31 wow I have never heard him cuss before.

  • Mario Playz61
    Mario Playz61 13 days ago

    how to use light as a weapon

  • Max Ruiz
    Max Ruiz 13 days ago +4

    Doctor strange: teach me
    Mat pat: cool let's do it
    Me: 😂😂

  • Jrlopez1027
    Jrlopez1027 14 days ago +1

    Dr. Strange isnt so strange after all

  • Mr. Matrix
    Mr. Matrix 14 days ago

    But how could he the walk on the reflections, if they are only reflections of the one city. He clearly walks on side of a building in one scene.

  • Mangle Studios
    Mangle Studios 14 days ago

    I like how he technically explains everything about the movie and it's all right. but he still calls it a theory

  • Arron Hall
    Arron Hall 14 days ago

    Because his feet and shoes would repel it.
    I'm board.

  • Arron Hall
    Arron Hall 14 days ago +1

    if that man could walk on water his shoes wouldn't get wet!

  • Arron Hall
    Arron Hall 14 days ago


  • Arron Hall
    Arron Hall 14 days ago

    Everybody learns about most of this in high school.
    Also...why not talk about coronal mass ejections? Or solar flavors?

  • Arron Hall
    Arron Hall 14 days ago

    Warpath please read this. I don't know how much of this mat believes but I think he tries to think of the most asinine thing to say about popular fiction and see how many people he can trigger. Then he backs it up with some light reading and math. Pretty cool, AND funny if you ask me.
    So mat pat am I right...or is this nothing but a THEORY a Gam- I mean A FILM THEOR-..... can I even call it that? A RU-clip THEORY!

  • Dr. CrazyGamez
    Dr. CrazyGamez 14 days ago

    Captain america was a experiment gone wrong? WATCH THE MOVIE!

  • I’ll make your teeth sweat

    Watching this in 2019

    R.I.P. Stan Lee , to a real super hero..

  • The Grim Creeper
    The Grim Creeper 15 days ago +9

    Plot twist: MatPat from Film Theory is actually MatPat from Game Theory just in a terrible disguise.
    *_As HiMsElF!_*

  • subplz 1
    subplz 1 15 days ago +1

    Haters: your pre intro sucks Mat Pat
    Mat Pat:hold my 🍺

  • Jonathan Calvo
    Jonathan Calvo 15 days ago

    1:32 mat pat say b##ch

  • Dood Maaan
    Dood Maaan 15 days ago

    my brain is dead now

  • Dood Maaan
    Dood Maaan 15 days ago

    my brain is almost dead

  • Jack Ameperosa
    Jack Ameperosa 15 days ago


  • BlueFlaming Wolf
    BlueFlaming Wolf 15 days ago

    Yep images of one city that's why they're able to stand on them, move them independently and also tear them apart and create an entirely different platform that's not made of crystal

  • Sky Borax
    Sky Borax 15 days ago


  • Lord Pepe
    Lord Pepe 15 days ago

    First time saying bitch, well done my boi.