Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

Nov 21, 2020
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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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Comments
  • Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.

    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindFlygawneDezert Mage of Mind2 months ago
    • @Carlo Walther a legend

      FlygawneDezert Mage of MindFlygawneDezert Mage of Mind2 days ago
    • Flygon

      Carlo WaltherCarlo Walther2 days ago
    • Lol

      The Reviewing MangoThe Reviewing Mango4 days ago
    • @Why You're so lucky

      AngryMustache 9AngryMustache 95 days ago
    • I wish I didn’t read this comment...

      RandomTurtle WhoDancesRandomTurtle WhoDances6 days ago
  • "I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees, and for some fucking reason there seeking vietnamese"

    Levi BrownLevi Brown11 minutes ago
  • I’m not talking about this video but thanks to your videos I can predict the plot twists some times

    Itgel GantaukhItgel GantaukhHour ago
  • I love song when he does how bad can I be song and he makes it has different words

    Joseph gamingJoseph gamingHour ago
  • Stop please!

    Davis CarmackDavis Carmack9 hours ago
  • Always had the theory that Audrey was insane and murdered her parents. You never see or hear about her family. When talking to Ted she stresses about sounding crazy. And so on. When your kids watch movies repeatedly, you gotta do something to entertain your mind lol

    David RhodesDavid Rhodes22 hours ago
  • The onceler is also to blame tho not just the consumers. Sure, they patronized his business, but he was the one firsthand was able to see its disastrous effects on the environment. He could've stopped the business or found an alternative. It all comes down as to where his best interests lie and his priorities

    Meryl Joy SarmientoMeryl Joy SarmientoDay ago
  • And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

    Lego space guy 123Lego space guy 123Day ago
  • Now take a deep breath

    •Sunsetmoon••Sunsetmoon•Day ago
  • Dude, can you stop ruining my childhood, I’m running out of good memories

    Pig commenterPig commenterDay ago
  • This movie was my childhood literally now I see how weird it is

    Røwåñ TrëêRøwåñ Trëê2 days ago
  • Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

    Caspian WilliamsCaspian Williams2 days ago
  • The thing is, these videos open you up to the different perspectives and opinions on movies and shows, but it does not ruin how much fun you can have watching them. Just saying.

    Alex RiderAlex Rider2 days ago
  • Remember folks, if you harass a company for operating their business, while proudly sporting their product(s), you’re the problem, not the company.

    beast 124153beast 1241532 days ago
  • What the heck is a lorax!?

    Alarah & Adrian O'BriantAlarah & Adrian O'Briant2 days ago
  • This is just a 17 minute video of Matpat victim blaming /hj

    Kaycee PotterKaycee Potter2 days ago
  • 00:17 and 00:28 the jokes and the sing though 😂

    Miss WafflesMiss Waffles2 days ago
  • How can the consumer be the bad guy but the corporate business person cannot be the bad guy so technically they both the bad guys the consumer and the corporate person film Theory seem to miss something yeah well that's kind of what went down in the book that's based off of the Dr Seuss book and the trees didn't get replaced in the book either even though the person who trapped down all the trees had a few seeds to grow trees just like in the movie it's amazing how he did include that into his Theory on film Theory in the book I've noticed that there's no bad guy in the book The Lorax just like the movie because the only thing the bad guys guilty for in the book is just not thinking things through just like the movie in The Lorax from 2012 how did he miss this so I'm confused what's the difference other than adding an hour to the film at least an hour to the film is it an hour or two hours.

    Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing Movie Critic Channel.Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing Movie Critic Channel.2 days ago
  • you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

    SofiaSofia2 days ago
  • I got my friends to say let it die at school..

    66662 days ago
  • thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

    Andrea RomeroAndrea Romero3 days ago
  • We are not the ones who did it

    Savannah BriodySavannah Briody3 days ago
  • Yo i dont want to be that guy but 90% of deforestation in the amazon is caused by the meat and dairy industry so..... whos the villian in our world lmao

    Matt WagnerMatt Wagner3 days ago
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    Senan HannaSenan Hanna3 days ago
  • Is no one going to Talk about why the fake trees look normal and the real trees look...weird?

    Asia Sew.Asia Sew.3 days ago
  • I recently watched this movie in school for a project and throughout the whole movie I just thought of this theory xD

    Citlali LopezCitlali Lopez3 days ago
  • Saying others don’t understand and then not understanding. He’s the villain because he makes money by neglecting and as he said increasing “the smog more smog in the air the more they will buy”. So maybe the cutting down trees was just stupidity. But in that one line he confirms he wishes to make it worse to make more. And that was before he started selling them when he thought it was dumb therefore it wasn’t us and he was the true villain but ITS JUST A THEORY A FILM THEORY

    Phoenix ManningPhoenix Manning3 days ago
  • It’s was always the consumers fault the only reason the dude came to the once was for a girl and onceler save the world by keeping the last seed

    Chantal MukansoroChantal Mukansoro3 days ago
  • Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

    Cody BanksCody Banks3 days ago
  • Make a theory about the brain cereal from we’re back a dinosaur story

    Jose GordoJose Gordo3 days ago
  • Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

    Jose GordoJose Gordo3 days ago
  • Lol he doesn’t mention the Onceler literally pushed a bunch of bears off a table.

    Aun HathiariAun Hathiari4 days ago
  • The Lorax: We're the best way to show how evil corporate greed can be! DHMIS: Allow us to introduce ourselves.

    BKK DanahyBKK Danahy4 days ago
  • 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

    glitch sansglitch sans5 days ago
  • B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V--S-e-X---۞--- tinyurl.com/Snapgrls9BANDITporn √™ 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

    yumi nazanyumi nazan5 days ago
  • Heart me and you wish will come and I forgot your name🐱🖤

    محمد محمدمحمد محمد5 days ago
  • He starts becoming really evil at the end of how bad can I possibly be song it's really bad

    rainbow unicorn wrainbow unicorn w5 days ago
  • 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.

    AutumnAutumn5 days ago
  • Now that I think of it Matpat would be a great lawyer.

    Nabila Nader RizekNabila Nader Rizek6 days ago
  • I remember the Lorax was my favorite story as a tiny child :)

    Symphony SketchSymphony Sketch6 days ago
  • Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

    alex vidsalex vids6 days ago
  • My mind is blown. You switched the theme to still make it about changing our ways. Incredible

    Jack Sivers Art!Jack Sivers Art!6 days ago
  • Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

    Makayla VMakayla V6 days ago
  • The puns are pretty bad

    comical_geniuscomical_genius6 days ago
    • Seriously? How bad can they be?

      AutumnAutumn5 days ago
  • 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

    Elan SElan S6 days ago
  • Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD

    Catman 321Catman 3216 days ago
  • We need a rhyme theory

    Kay NortonKay Norton6 days ago
  • 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!

    Lucky FuconLucky Fucon7 days ago
  • it was a classic

    BLA BLABLA BLA7 days ago
  • In my country if you drink water from the faucet you probably get sick, so everybody needs to buy water bottles and water jugs.

    SONIC PANTHERSONIC PANTHER7 days ago
  • We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

    Bro ActionBro Action7 days ago
  • I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    Taylor WatsonTaylor Watson7 days ago
  • 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”😂

    *•Brownie Bears•**•Brownie Bears•*7 days ago
  • I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

    scorpioxscorpiox8 days ago
  • Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.

    Caleb SanchezCaleb Sanchez8 days ago
  • MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

    crazitacocrazitaco8 days ago
  • I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.

    Matthew AtwaterMatthew Atwater8 days ago
  • the film theorists: how ba a ad can i be me:idk gt a axc and chop wood so we know

    Lushiene SumagaysayLushiene Sumagaysay8 days ago
  • I was not expecting a lesson on ethics when I clicked on this video, but I’m not disappointed in the slightest.

    Marita SmithMarita Smith8 days ago
  • 🌲🌳🥀

    Galaxy_world 847Galaxy_world 8478 days ago
  • 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.

    havahoghavahog9 days ago
  • Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    Sheev PalpatineSheev Palpatine9 days ago
  • Y do u ruin everything

    FrancoFranco9 days ago
  • 11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?

    ItsMeCODYItsMeCODY9 days ago
  • Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.

    Me meMe me9 days ago
  • 6:43 sorry it's not work in Thailand we cannot eat water from the sink we literally have to buy it

    sangura skysangura sky9 days ago
  • Great video dude

    Steven TiptonSteven Tipton9 days ago
  • You actually ruin my childhood

    Monica ChinMonica Chin9 days ago
  • What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

    Am not Bothered.Am not Bothered.9 days ago
  • *looks at social media*

    the monster you hatethe monster you hate10 days ago
  • 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.

    The Void30The Void3010 days ago
  • the oncelers hot

    Rylee BarclayRylee Barclay10 days ago
  • I don't think this goes deep enough

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley10 days ago
  • MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!

    C-NoteC-Note10 days ago
  • I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah

    Alayna FickAlayna Fick10 days ago
  • you are rong

    stephanie dooherstephanie dooher10 days ago
  • This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

    Enzo CoupatEnzo Coupat10 days ago
  • The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?

    Fladee Mhel CarreonFladee Mhel Carreon10 days ago
  • He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

    Shnobbs StudiosShnobbs Studios10 days ago
  • AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

    william delgadowilliam delgado11 days ago
  • "We live, In a society."

    Alan Calderon-AguilarAlan Calderon-Aguilar11 days ago
  • Matt drinks water from the tap

    wolfn 24zewolfn 24ze11 days ago
  • 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.

    Austin The San-AntonianAustin The San-Antonian11 days ago
  • Matpat: the onceler is not the bad guy Also what the onceler said: WHO CARES IF A FEW TREES ARE DIYIN’

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen11 days ago
  • There is no product if there is no demand.

    Sir RauloSir Raulo11 days ago
  • Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    LordVandor1LordVandor111 days ago
  • Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

    T BT B11 days ago
  • Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen11 days ago
    • @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.

      crazitacocrazitaco8 days ago
    • 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.

      Dan AlDan Al11 days ago
  • Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion

    Isaiah WilliamsIsaiah Williams11 days ago
  • 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.

    Libre ThaiLibre Thai12 days ago
  • The movie clearly focuses on the animals as the beings that were affected the most. That's literally the whole point of the movie.

    Prawn KingPrawn King12 days ago
  • I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

    shaunthegoatshaunthegoat12 days ago
  • 🤬🤬FAKIG

    David VelerajterDavid Velerajter12 days ago
  • 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

    Ellis WorcesterEllis Worcester13 days ago
  • Cool. You now understand advertising.

    Joshua MontgomeryJoshua Montgomery13 days ago
  • this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

    ChickBeeChickBee13 days ago
  • I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason

    Pop Culture EntertainmentPop Culture Entertainment13 days ago
  • 🤬

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone13 days ago
  • 📘

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone13 days ago
  • The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed

    ashash13 days ago
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