Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

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We all know what the moral to The Lorax is, right? Respect the environment and conservation. Well guess what, you're WRONG! At least, you are wrong if we are talking about the 2012 movie version of The Lorax. You see, that movie made some... interesting changes to the story we all know and love. Changes that kind of ruin that message. In fact, it almost turns it on it's head and says the opposite. Yet, the movie STILL claims to be about environmentalism. Get ready, I am about to expose all of the LIES of The Lorax movie!
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  1. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.

    1. The Reviewing Mango
      The Reviewing Mango
      6 klukkustundum síðan


    2. AngryMustache 9
      AngryMustache 9
      Degi Síðan síðan

      @Why You're so lucky

    3. RandomTurtle WhoDances
      RandomTurtle WhoDances
      2 dögum síðan

      I wish I didn’t read this comment...

    4. Coolperson2323
      2 dögum síðan


    5. Michał Wołkowicz
      Michał Wołkowicz
      4 dögum síðan


  2. BKK Danahy
    BKK Danahy
    2 klukkustundum síðan

    The Lorax: We're the best way to show how evil corporate greed can be! DHMIS: Allow us to introduce ourselves.

  3. glitch sans
    glitch sans
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Sigh... now Wall-E something for a robot so much he goes to space now we got Ted something for a girl so much he gets a tree the last tree how many more major Simms do we have in this Pixar Disney whatever

  4. yumi nazan
    yumi nazan
    Degi Síðan síðan

    B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V--S-e-X---۞--- √™ Lorsqu'une pilule qui donne aux utilisateurs cinq minutes de super pouvoirs inattendus arrive dans les rues de la Nouvelle-Orléans, un adolescent marchand et un policier local doivent faire équipe avec un ancien soldat pour faire tomber le groupe responsable de sa fabrication. √™ Когда таблетка, дающая пользователям пять минут неожиданных сверхспособностей, попадает на улицы Нового Орлеана, торговец-подросток и местный полицейский √™должны объединиться с бывшим солдатом, чтобы уничтожить группу, √™ответственную за ее созданиеojh

  5. محمد محمد
    محمد محمد
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Heart me and you wish will come and I forgot your name🐱🖤

  6. rainbow unicorn w
    rainbow unicorn w
    Degi Síðan síðan

    He starts becoming really evil at the end of how bad can I possibly be song it's really bad

  7. Autumn
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Are the citizens of Thneedville only able to survive deforestation and climate change because they bought their way to survival, because their descendants were the extremely rich 1% in America today? Is this why Thneedville seems to be the only remaining piece of human civilization, made up of supreme living conditions and greed? Am I on to something, or do I just need to go to bed? P.S. We need to talk about inbreeding.

  8. Nabila Nader Rizek
    Nabila Nader Rizek
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Now that I think of it Matpat would be a great lawyer.

  9. Symphony Sketch
    Symphony Sketch
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I remember the Lorax was my favorite story as a tiny child :)

  10. alex vids
    alex vids
    2 dögum síðan

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  11. Jack Sivers Art!
    Jack Sivers Art!
    2 dögum síðan

    My mind is blown. You switched the theme to still make it about changing our ways. Incredible

  12. Makayla V
    Makayla V
    2 dögum síðan

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  13. comical_genius
    2 dögum síðan

    The puns are pretty bad

    1. Autumn
      Degi Síðan síðan

      Seriously? How bad can they be?

  14. Elan S
    Elan S
    2 dögum síðan

    This is hilarious, my friends and I watched the Lorax a few times at around October and November of this year, then today I am looking for if there are any videos about what we noticed about the people brutally shooting o'hare into the distance for selling them air, then i see a matpat vid

  15. Catman 321
    Catman 321
    2 dögum síðan

    Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD

  16. Kay Norton
    Kay Norton
    2 dögum síðan

    We need a rhyme theory

  17. Lucky Fucon
    Lucky Fucon
    2 dögum síðan

    Hey MatPat, I was wondering if you would consider doing an Amazing World of Gumball episode. Mainly around the shows villain Rob and the series finale. I've been watching it with my clients and I think this has the potential to make an interesting episode!

  18. BLA BLA
    3 dögum síðan

    it was a classic

    3 dögum síðan

    In my country if you drink water from the faucet you probably get sick, so everybody needs to buy water bottles and water jugs.

  20. Bro Action
    Bro Action
    3 dögum síðan

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  21. Taylor Watson
    Taylor Watson
    3 dögum síðan

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  22. *•Brownie Bears•*
    *•Brownie Bears•*
    3 dögum síðan

    I have been blown away... I will never be able to see the Lorax again and agree with my family that the “Bad Guys” are truly the “Bad Guys”😂

  23. scorpiox
    3 dögum síðan

    I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

  24. Caleb Sanchez
    Caleb Sanchez
    3 dögum síðan

    Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.

  25. crazitaco
    4 dögum síðan

    MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

  26. Matthew Atwater
    Matthew Atwater
    4 dögum síðan

    I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.

  27. Lushiene Sumagaysay
    Lushiene Sumagaysay
    4 dögum síðan

    the film theorists: how ba a ad can i be me:idk gt a axc and chop wood so we know

  28. Marita Smith
    Marita Smith
    4 dögum síðan

    I was not expecting a lesson on ethics when I clicked on this video, but I’m not disappointed in the slightest.

  29. Galaxy_world 847
    Galaxy_world 847
    4 dögum síðan


  30. havahog
    5 dögum síðan

    There's a line in the 1972 version that makes a point of how long it takes a tree to grow, that the Oncler is doing it all too fast. There's no ambiguity there, just his greed. Illumination's is messy in comparison.

  31. Sheev Palpatine
    Sheev Palpatine
    5 dögum síðan

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  32. Franco
    5 dögum síðan

    Y do u ruin everything

  33. ItsMeCODY
    5 dögum síðan

    11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?

  34. Me me
    Me me
    5 dögum síðan

    Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.

  35. sangura sky
    sangura sky
    5 dögum síðan

    6:43 sorry it's not work in Thailand we cannot eat water from the sink we literally have to buy it

  36. Steven Tipton
    Steven Tipton
    5 dögum síðan

    Great video dude

  37. Monica Chin
    Monica Chin
    5 dögum síðan

    You actually ruin my childhood

  38. Am not Bothered.
    Am not Bothered.
    5 dögum síðan

    What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

  39. the monster you hate
    the monster you hate
    5 dögum síðan

    *looks at social media*

  40. The Void30
    The Void30
    5 dögum síðan

    This seems like a pretty bad take overall. Not everyone can just vote with their dollar when they aren’t completely informed, if the company(ies) have almost complete control of the market, and if they rely on that product The customers just wanted the thenes. The Onceler should have listened to the Lorax and have been sustainable. It’s stupid and malicious. Money does corrupt in many cases. While some customers can make a sign and cite with their dollar, most of the time it doesn’t work on a large scale. Most people aren’t informed about the company’s inner workings and if they are doing harm. That’s what regulations are for.

  41. Rylee Barclay
    Rylee Barclay
    6 dögum síðan

    the oncelers hot

  42. Alex Exley
    Alex Exley
    6 dögum síðan

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  43. C-Note
    6 dögum síðan

    MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!

  44. Alayna Fick
    Alayna Fick
    6 dögum síðan

    I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah

  45. stephanie dooher
    stephanie dooher
    6 dögum síðan

    you are rong

  46. Enzo Coupat
    Enzo Coupat
    6 dögum síðan

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  47. Fladee Mhel Carreon
    Fladee Mhel Carreon
    6 dögum síðan

    The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?

  48. Shnobbs Studios
    Shnobbs Studios
    6 dögum síðan

    He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

  49. william delgado
    william delgado
    6 dögum síðan

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  50. Alan Calderon-Aguilar
    Alan Calderon-Aguilar
    7 dögum síðan

    "We live, In a society."

  51. wolfn 24ze
    wolfn 24ze
    7 dögum síðan

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  52. Austin The San-Antonian
    Austin The San-Antonian
    7 dögum síðan

    I'd say that this a fantastic Analysis of how that a Free Market actually operates, whether or not one necessarily approves of said Economic System. Explaining Smithian Theory with a Dr. Seuss Movie. That's The Super Mario Effect, in Motion. Great Job, Man. Enjoyed the Video.

  53. Leo Roman Mabiasen
    Leo Roman Mabiasen
    7 dögum síðan

    Matpat: the onceler is not the bad guy Also what the onceler said: WHO CARES IF A FEW TREES ARE DIYIN’

  54. Sir Raulo
    Sir Raulo
    7 dögum síðan

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  55. LordVandor1
    7 dögum síðan

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  56. T B
    T B
    7 dögum síðan

    Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

  57. Leo Roman Mabiasen
    Leo Roman Mabiasen
    7 dögum síðan

    Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!

    1. crazitaco
      4 dögum síðan

      @Dan Al Coming from US city that has had numerous water warnings in the past, I object. I don't trust the tap water for good reason. It also tastes awful like its heavily chlorinated, bottled tastes better.

    2. Dan Al
      Dan Al
      7 dögum síðan

      I believe that he was referring to tap water. Germany is a great example of this. Tap water is the safest, most regulated substance in the country, but due to cultural reasons, which relate back to the East German communist regime of the Cold War, most Germans buy bottled water instead.

  58. Isaiah Williams
    Isaiah Williams
    7 dögum síðan

    Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion

  59. Libre Thai
    Libre Thai
    7 dögum síðan

    Oh, It's up to the consumer! despite the fact that most market is either a monopoly or a oligarchy, mean that the consumer either has no choice, or has to choose between equally bad companies. Also companies lies about their ethical practices. You will literally never a company admitting to use child labour for example. The only way for a consumer to know whether the product their buying is ethically produces, is for them to find out a company's suppliers, which I remind you, is not always public information.

  60. Prawn King
    Prawn King
    7 dögum síðan

    The movie clearly focuses on the animals as the beings that were affected the most. That's literally the whole point of the movie.

  61. shaunthegoat
    8 dögum síðan

    I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

  62. David Velerajter
    David Velerajter
    8 dögum síðan


  63. Ellis Worcester
    Ellis Worcester
    8 dögum síðan

    My main problem with tis video is that it ignores O'Hares' actions like to prevent the planting of trees and to pollute the earth to keep his customers demands up.He didn't cause the pollution but takes actions against the reversal of the pollution to keep making money

  64. Joshua Montgomery
    Joshua Montgomery
    8 dögum síðan

    Cool. You now understand advertising.

  65. ChickBee
    9 dögum síðan

    this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

  66. Pop Culture Entertainment
    Pop Culture Entertainment
    9 dögum síðan

    I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason

  67. Logan Livingstone
    Logan Livingstone
    9 dögum síðan


  68. Logan Livingstone
    Logan Livingstone
    9 dögum síðan


  69. ash
    9 dögum síðan

    The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed

  70. JusCallMeBea
    9 dögum síðan

    No one wants to hear my theory about them pumping novocain as "bottled air" and that's why people are so addicted to buying it. Novocain because everyone is always go happy and dancy.

  71. MOOZE Gamer15
    MOOZE Gamer15
    9 dögum síðan

    Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

  72. Jordan
    9 dögum síðan

    so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

  73. Himedo15
    10 dögum síðan

    corporate simping

  74. Meghan Angela
    Meghan Angela
    10 dögum síðan

    It is important to keep in mind that while in the movie, the consumers are largely at fault, in the real world, unless you have money, you really don't have a choice. Like,, I need food and clothes and things, and I would love to make sure everything I consume is ethically sourced but I just can't afford it because half of my income is rent. I know I'm not the first one to point this out here, but I think it is really important that companies do hold a lot of power here

  75. Charles stick man Government
    Charles stick man Government
    10 dögum síðan

    I love your videos

  76. Manh Tran
    Manh Tran
    10 dögum síðan

    I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*

  77. Jabari Chalas
    Jabari Chalas
    10 dögum síðan

    I forgot about lorax

  78. Ferdinand Po
    Ferdinand Po
    10 dögum síðan

    This is very anthrocentric

    10 dögum síðan

    Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap

  80. Fot Thot
    Fot Thot
    10 dögum síðan

    Ted is the og simp

  81. Pat Hamilton
    Pat Hamilton
    10 dögum síðan

    I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses

  82. Jaron Froman
    Jaron Froman
    11 dögum síðan

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees

  83. Finnegan fox
    Finnegan fox
    11 dögum síðan

    How baddddddd can I be?

  84. Killua Zoldyck
    Killua Zoldyck
    11 dögum síðan

    Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

  85. S y k o
    S y k o
    11 dögum síðan

    Save the trees or lose your knees.

  86. Overlord 81
    Overlord 81
    12 dögum síðan

    13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"

  87. Quantum Proton
    Quantum Proton
    12 dögum síðan

    Your final message falls flat on the fact companies are more than willing to invest millions of dollars in misinformation efforts to lie to their customers of the consequences. Or just hide the underlying consequences. Or just lobby against alternatives. Or just virtue signal when pressure is actually put.

  88. YoshiMagic
    12 dögum síðan

    Mean while in a ulternate universe: ohear is selling smoke in a bottle and the human race is coming to a end

  89. Finn Masterson
    Finn Masterson
    12 dögum síðan


  90. Leena A.
    Leena A.
    12 dögum síðan

    Disagree :) Both O'Hare and the Once-ler are immoral and environmentally irresponsible. The fact that they both had "good business" does not make them "good guys" because they put their needs before others (trees, the environment, the animals). They need to be ethical businesses, so yes, they're the villains.

  91. RayRay
    12 dögum síðan


    1. RayRay
      12 dögum síðan

      Check his other channel out too

  92. Pyper Pepper
    Pyper Pepper
    12 dögum síðan

    Reminder thag bad people can do good things (and vice versa)

  93. Maxwell Mcellis
    Maxwell Mcellis
    12 dögum síðan

    the antagonist is capitalism

  94. Beckett Smith
    Beckett Smith
    12 dögum síðan

    Great intro

  95. eikcim 1728
    eikcim 1728
    13 dögum síðan

    so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way

  96. eikcim 1728
    eikcim 1728
    13 dögum síðan

    “it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️

  97. Darc Hart94
    Darc Hart94
    13 dögum síðan

    Way to put a damper on the people who spent 20 million for a charity that was ultimately kinda pointless

  98. saftey master zach Mcpherson
    saftey master zach Mcpherson
    13 dögum síðan

    woken in a nutshell

  99. Avery Merva
    Avery Merva
    13 dögum síðan

    "He's a tall thin guitar playing nerd who wears vest loves marshmallows and has mommy issues" sounds like some I would fall in love with

  100. •Literal• Simp
    •Literal• Simp
    13 dögum síðan

    I have a music playlist on ISpulse and ig I accidentally put this in there and I was listening to a calm song and then suddenly, “hOW mAaAad wiLL yOu bE”