Film Theory: The CORRUPTION of Superman

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    Superman, a hero of integrity and good morals. Right? WRONG! You see, good guy Clark Kent is working for a corrupt corporation. The Daily Planet. They want us to think they are a great news source, but I don't trust it! Theorists, today we are going to find out if Superman and his coworkers have been feeding us LIES!
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  • mackenzie tetlow

    There are phone booths near my house

  • Israel Filoteo
    Israel Filoteo 2 days ago


  • Nick Cullen
    Nick Cullen 2 days ago +1

    I feel like the life at the Daily Planet on Lois&Clarke tv series was a little bit better. I can recall Perry instilling the need to confirm stories and protect sources. BUT, Superman is still guilty of using the newspaper for his personal gains/conflict of interests

  • JoNatHan K
    JoNatHan K 3 days ago

    Made on a Day that makes me older.

  • Nikoslav
    Nikoslav 4 days ago

    Imagine seriously believing that news outlets follow that meme list of rules lmao

  • Neon Rose
    Neon Rose 6 days ago +1

    Oh my god! Thank you for the Skillshare sooo much! It has *really* helped me and my psychology courses! (This is what my reaction would be *if* my parents would let me use their credit card. I don't have one yet and I don't know which card I should get)

  • FaeLock12
    FaeLock12 6 days ago

    Sounds a lot like gaming journalism nowadays

  • Muntaj Gill
    Muntaj Gill 6 days ago +2

    Matpat: you know what would have made him a better reporter, or sponsor for the day...
    Me: skillshare?
    Matpat: skillshare!
    (No I’m not making this up btw)

  • Spiritcat208
    Spiritcat208 11 days ago +1

    I like Batman better than Superman and all the other DC characters.

  • You
    You 12 days ago +2

    Superman hides in a dumpster its a fact

  • Priyanka Patel
    Priyanka Patel 17 days ago

    Craziest part of this video is the amount you spend on popcorn at the cinemas. That's some posh cinema popcorn!

  • Sparky Dood
    Sparky Dood 17 days ago

    Batman is only beating up criminals, probably better with Perry’s strategy reporting in that example.

  • 1stLt Rob Miller
    1stLt Rob Miller 18 days ago

    Sounds like that code of ethics has gone by the wayside in todays reporting.

  • Running Man Studios
    Running Man Studios 20 days ago

    So basically we traded ethics in journalism for fake news like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC NEWS, Huffington Post, The Young Turks, InfoWars, Buzzfeed, and shit like that. Good to Fucking know integrity and truth mean nothing anymore

  • neolithiumproduction
    neolithiumproduction 22 days ago

    Yeah....journalism is no longer like that anymore. They break all the rules and guidelines shown in this video nowadays.

  • Ami Draws
    Ami Draws 25 days ago

    You know who else doesn’t follow ANY of the rules?

    Just look at PewDiePie and his “Mistake” they ruined all of USclip and does have a agenda against him

    • Ami Draws
      Ami Draws 22 days ago

      Anime Zensur yeah, something’s telling me they aren’t repeatable new sources.... hmmmmmmmmmmmmMmmmMmMmMmMm

    • Anime Zensur
      Anime Zensur 23 days ago

      or CNN or Fox news or almost any mainstream media

  • BoiDiePie HD
    BoiDiePie HD 28 days ago

    I don't care what they say but batman v superman was and still is a masterpiece.

  • Potato4TheWin
    Potato4TheWin 29 days ago

    When I was in sixth grade we had to take a journalism class and we spent half the school year learning the code of ethics. This theory is reminding me of that class

  • DavidAngelo Mojar
    DavidAngelo Mojar 29 days ago

    13:23- Says heroes and puts Thanos

  • The Joker 159
    The Joker 159 Month ago

    I wish CNN did that

  • faubebbe
    faubebbe Month ago

    i just developed a lot of respect to spiderman's boss

  • Stripedgillette
    Stripedgillette Month ago

    He said he wanted to be there so that no one would look twice at going to dangerous places.

  • Henry Campanis
    Henry Campanis Month ago

    Idk I think he can fight for truth without telling the truth himself. He’s falling on the sword to protect the idea it represents. But hey that’s just a theory, A PHILOSOPHICAL THEORY.

  • Jesse Schoedel
    Jesse Schoedel Month ago

    Let's not forget that DECU Perry White was willing to hire some dude with zero knowledge of how journalism works and no established qualifications to be a journalist, based purely on Lois's recommendation. Anyone else besides me find that a little messed up?

  • Andrea Burke
    Andrea Burke Month ago

    MatPat: thank you so much for so prominently featuring Chris Reeve. A couple of years ago, after seeing a TV spot that briefly featured Chris, my then 62 yr old mother said the following:"You know, I have always loved comics and superheroes, but when I left the theater after seeing Christopher Reeve in that costume, I left believing there could be a Superman."
    Comic books. They're genetic. ❤

  • Rashamel Johnson
    Rashamel Johnson Month ago

    Were killing 1970’s perry white I like Tyler perry

  • Tim
    Tim Month ago

    Superman is literally Joseph Stalin

  • Bam tem
    Bam tem Month ago

    #superJJJ , get it rolling theorists!!

  • Nerd Alert
    Nerd Alert Month ago

    He probably wears his costume underneath his clothing.

  • Rcgghyf Mdjdnud
    Rcgghyf Mdjdnud Month ago

    I watched spider verse one of them is a anime spider man

  • ronald calderon
    ronald calderon Month ago

    I wonder what j jonah jameson would think of superman?

  • Will Jeffery
    Will Jeffery Month ago

    Rip terminator theory

  • wheybig297
    wheybig297 Month ago

    Is it me or does this sound like every news source today.

  • Miguel Sanchez
    Miguel Sanchez Month ago

    7:48 what about E.T. !?

  • jeffmurnahan
    jeffmurnahan Month ago

    Superman would work for CNN in the real world

  • David Oyeyemi
    David Oyeyemi Month ago

    I feel like the only guy that loved BvS 😢

  • Ian Hernandez
    Ian Hernandez Month ago


  • Carter Smith
    Carter Smith Month ago

    Actually, if Superman wanted the job to benefit him being Superman then acting as a responsible reporter actually could make him a much more interesting character. What most writers often miss when writing Superman is looking for a physical weakness when in reality an emotional one could be just as effective. He’s still a man who feels emotions and has to bear the weight of their actions. Take the classic Greek gods for example. Despite all their power they’re short sighted, temperamental, impulsive, idealistic and paranoid, and these are the qualities that often lead to their downfall. Having Superman see firsthand how great of an effect those with much less power than him can have but still trying to stay true to his morals would be an interesting conflict.

  • 25Boden T
    25Boden T Month ago

    Is it just me or does mat Pat always favor marvel and only criticizes dc

  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan J. 2 months ago +1

    Every journalist outlet breaks those rules worldwide. Fox News is the master of it.

  • david macko
    david macko 2 months ago

    Holy shit how many of these rules are followed by our news outlets

  • Jcr1g
    Jcr1g 2 months ago

    Why does every alien race speak gibberish or English?

  • BaconBlake
    BaconBlake 2 months ago

    Why doesn't matpat make a journalist video on reeta skeeter

  • Normalis Persona
    Normalis Persona 2 months ago

    J.J. Jameson deserves his own movie.

  • Pyren & Velvyn
    Pyren & Velvyn 2 months ago

    But The Bat be better

  • Roland Deschain
    Roland Deschain 2 months ago

    Yeah Triple J is a legend

  • three of jays
    three of jays 2 months ago

    That intro was a bit gay because he is a guy talking about another guy dick

  • bakkman
    bakkman 2 months ago

    I didn't read a lot Superman comics that deals with Clark being a journalist, but in those who do, in the beginning of the mew 52, there are a lot of interesting issues. They deal with Infotainment, reach and ethics and with the way Clark stands up for the little guy, which is why he became a journalist.

  • Kau Soon
    Kau Soon 2 months ago

    Pretty much all news outlets nowadays broke at least 1 or 2 rules . And Vox probably broke all of them

  • Alexis Bardgett
    Alexis Bardgett 2 months ago


  • benbelap
    benbelap 2 months ago


  • Miguel Rodriguez
    Miguel Rodriguez 2 months ago

    i cant believe superman would lie like that

  • Andromeda Planet
    Andromeda Planet 2 months ago +1

    Tell me what video is above your comment section
    For me it's a salad fingers theory

  • Diego Brando
    Diego Brando 2 months ago

    If you think about it jjj is a real hero.

  • Ballistika Games
    Ballistika Games 2 months ago

    I'mma comment this on every video now cause I wanna see this theory
    I'd love to see a theory on how damaging destroido corp actually was on crystal cove and it's surroundings. Watch episode 12 of Scooby Doo mystery incorporated and trust me you'll be asking the same cause Jesus its unreal

  • Winter Sky
    Winter Sky 2 months ago

    Nobody cares about Clark Kent takin' on the Batman

  • Arham Playz
    Arham Playz 2 months ago

    I am subbing to everyone who subs me

  • Dark Rainbow
    Dark Rainbow 2 months ago

    The Daily Planet is a propagandist tabloid, which represents the modern media perfectly.

  • Cap'n caviar
    Cap'n caviar 2 months ago

    Wait is this an injustice theory? If so I'm excited
    Edit: while not a theory about how superman became a space Nazi, this was good too

  • Dzintra
    Dzintra 2 months ago

    He is but an americunt terrorist

  • Caroline Bjørnstad
    Caroline Bjørnstad 2 months ago

    Will the lands in green be directly affected by this article?

  • Susan Susan
    Susan Susan 2 months ago

    Spider-Man Vs Ash from evil dead!

  • Para Site
    Para Site 2 months ago

    NEXT TIME ON SUPERHERO FILM THOERIES HOW DEADLY IS KING PEN’S HAND SMASH (spider man: into the spider verse) it’s just an ide

  • JollySquidLips
    JollySquidLips 2 months ago

    Ware is your fortnite theories

  • ThatLittleKitten
    ThatLittleKitten 2 months ago

    I wish these rules on journalism still applied today.

  • hantra17
    hantra17 2 months ago

    12:38 Sorry I'm an outsider, but to change the truth for your own benefit, it has always been the American way.😆
    Nagasaki and Hiroshima were bombed after Japan wanted to surrender.🍄

  • Melonseed Media Arts
    Melonseed Media Arts 2 months ago

    Tell that to JJ who continues to degrade Spider-man despite being saved multiple times by him. Where is the ethics there?

  • Agent Genji Shimada
    Agent Genji Shimada 3 months ago

    But yet they slam Trump and Praise sleazy Liberals

    • Chara
      Chara 3 months ago

      Like it or not, most liberals are still better than the immoral and moronic President we got.

  • Anik Samiur Rahman
    Anik Samiur Rahman 3 months ago

    10:43-10:54 This objection very well applies to Spider Man. Oh! he just brings the photograph right?

  • Ubah Heegan
    Ubah Heegan 3 months ago

    Should watch needless it is an anime

  • LizzyWild
    LizzyWild 3 months ago

    My brother looks like Clark Kent

  • Nig'el Burnz
    Nig'el Burnz 3 months ago

    So.. Superman is a liar and a fraud that has been in front of our face for nearly a century. What exactly is Justice and the American way? Racial injustices, slavery, prejudice, the presidency, the corrupt judicial system? Yeah... Superman is not as great as he's been projected. He wont kill but let others die for the crimes his villain's create, wont end the senseless war over oil in the middle east, wont expose shady government operations. All i will say about Superman just like I'd say about this god people believe in, is "Whence Cometh Evil"?

  • The Dank One
    The Dank One 3 months ago

    It’s cowboy cirtus!

  • PLAYER 5445
    PLAYER 5445 3 months ago

    Now do this, but WSJ and PewDiePie

  • Dragon empress
    Dragon empress 3 months ago

    Film theory really hates Superman

  • Stupid Calamity
    Stupid Calamity 3 months ago

    *yes, thano a great hero.*

  • Matilda Da Gacha Newb
    Matilda Da Gacha Newb 3 months ago

    Mat pat what would happen If siblings had to compete together in the hunger games?

  • NinjaKIngAce
    NinjaKIngAce 3 months ago

    I know this is FILM Theory, but the fact that you barely mentioned the comics, makes this feel incomplete. All I could think while watching this was, "Is the Daily Planet just as bad in the comics, or are the movies misrepresenting them?" I feel like this would be the most important thing, yet you didn't even touch on it.
    I once read a comic about Clark's early days as Superman, when he first get a job at the Daily Planet. In the comic, Lex Luthor funds a research proving that Superman is, most likely, an alien. Initially, Clark refuses to report on this, because he's afraid it will hurt Superman's image, but his boss makes them, and as he predicted, the public turned against Superman.

  • Rainbow Mermaid
    Rainbow Mermaid 3 months ago

    What about Kara Danvers....aka Superman's cousin Supergirl....

  • Blaqsnake
    Blaqsnake 3 months ago

    JJ never seeks the truth about Spidey.

  • 23dilsherd
    23dilsherd 3 months ago

    You do realize Clark barely writes stories about Superman right? Thats mostly Lois and Perry. Hell, in issue #4 or 5 of Dan Jurgens' New 52 superman run they state that Clark usually does stories on the poor an disenfranchised. Do more research man.

  • [Insert Creative Name]
    [Insert Creative Name] 3 months ago +1

    Do you guys think that every Sunday the Daily Planet puts out DC comics?

  • Mrs. noob
    Mrs. noob 3 months ago

    do a book theory

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 3 months ago

    So most news today is putting these things through the shredder?

  • Kira Webb
    Kira Webb 3 months ago

    I NEED A “THE GOOD PLACE” THEORY AND I NEED IT NOW!!! 😫😰 Who else is completely confused and needs answers about the afterlife?! (And how the heck a Jeremy Berimy time line would even work and/or make sense to our tiny brains.. please send help)

  • nathan seegmiller
    nathan seegmiller 3 months ago

    do a video on the flash

  • Abellwhite
    Abellwhite 3 months ago

    heeeey. not my S boy

  • Kezia Jones
    Kezia Jones 3 months ago +1

    Finally, J. Jonah Jameson getting the recognition he deserves!! Thank you✌️💚

  • Gerardo Munoz
    Gerardo Munoz 3 months ago +1

    So what does the SPJ say about journalists "Breaking and entering" on private property and going as far as hacking or stealing files and documents while investigating a story? Cause I've seen TV shows and some movie have the journalist character do that with no repercussions other than the few times they're caught by the "bad guys."

  • Shay Cormaic
    Shay Cormaic 3 months ago

    So. Dp is CNN got it

  • Richard Mitchell
    Richard Mitchell 3 months ago +1

    So basically the Daily Planet would fit in perfectly with today's news cycle.


    Mat oat do a cloudy with a Chance of meatballs theory is the science accurate? Would Flint's machine work? What are spray on shoes?

  • Joseph Armstrong
    Joseph Armstrong 3 months ago +9

    Let's add another irony log on the fire in the form of a cartoon series that had too big of an idea for its own good, Larryboy. For those who don't know, Larryboy is a superhero spoof in the world of Veggie Tales. This form of the most famous vegetal cucumber eventually got a short-lived spin-off flash cartoon called Larryboy the Series. And this is where Big Idea might have struck moral genius whether this was intentional, or one very lucky joke. Just like Superman and Spiderman, Larryboy works at the news printing company, the Daily Bumble, as a means to stay up-to-date with criminal activity in the city of Bumblyburg. However, he isn't a journalist and he isn't a photographer, but a custodian. As for the reason why, the episode throws the line 'it was the only job he was qualified for' to complete the punchline. However, since Larry can't influence the news going on, it makes the Daily Bumble the most reliable news source with a superhero on staff.

    • Mr. Snarky
      Mr. Snarky 28 days ago

      I loved VeggieTales as a kid (its an abomination nowadays) and youre right. The position of janitor is the most unbiased and neutral position he can take.

    GUNDAMURX73 3 months ago +209

    Wait. Wait wait wait wait wait.
    Superman... is Clark Kent?

    • N SV
      N SV 22 days ago

      My mind:BOOM

    • Dragonlover553
      Dragonlover553 26 days ago +4

      I don't believe you. Next thing you're gonna say is that Batman is Bruce Wayne, or that Zatanna Zatara is Zatanna Zatara.

    • Ana Marie
      Ana Marie 29 days ago +2

      Robert Lafreniere It’s just a theory! A film theory.. andddddd cut.!

    • Get Shwifty
      Get Shwifty Month ago +4

      Wow man, SPOILERS! Lol

    • Robert Lafreniere
      Robert Lafreniere Month ago +4

      Guy he's lieing to us I just read in the paper that Superman's name was actually Bruce Wayne



  • Deh Pigeon
    Deh Pigeon 3 months ago

    He changes in dumpsters nowadays

  • John Kelly
    John Kelly 3 months ago +4

    Society of Professional Journalists is a joke. So is the Pulitzer Prize. So is journalism ethics. You may as well push for "draining the swamp". SPJ does not give a shit, they explicitly state their code is just guidelines and jurnos need to make up their own mind. News is an entertainment game to make money, not an institution of integrity. That's the reality.

  • George Nelson
    George Nelson 3 months ago

    the thing is, you didn't take it to the Logical conclusion. in the New DCU, Perry White knows. (Or at least suspects after the reboot) It's why he assigned Clark to sports, to avoid such conflicts of interest. He sees superman as an asset. and he got him on the payroll cheap. And really, are the nerd glasses that good of a disguise. I would not be surprised if in a superman movie, the Daily Planet was taken hostage, and Perry White dropped the dumb act and told Clark to "Deal with the problem" or at least gave him an easy excuse to isolate himself from the group.

  • ☽ marcella flowers ☾

    lmao I watched this after I saw the Spider-Man criminal theory and I thought I clicked on the wrong video at first 😂 matpat loves jj Jameson

  • Nikki Movie Reviews
    Nikki Movie Reviews 3 months ago

    Where does he Change into his suit nowadays!?!