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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 сарын өмнө

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

    • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

      FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

      8 цагийн өмнө

      @Carlo Walther a legend

    • Carlo Walther

      Carlo Walther

      21 цагийн өмнө


    • The Reviewing Mango

      The Reviewing Mango

      2 өдрийн өмнө


    • AngryMustache 9

      AngryMustache 9

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @Why You're so lucky

    • RandomTurtle WhoDances

      RandomTurtle WhoDances

      4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  2. Pig commenter

    Pig commenter

    49 минутын өмнө

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

  3. Røwåñ Trëê

    Røwåñ Trëê

    9 цагийн өмнө

    This movie was my childhood literally now I see how weird it is

  4. Caspian Williams

    Caspian Williams

    10 цагийн өмнө

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  5. Alex Rider

    Alex Rider

    13 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  6. beast 124153

    beast 124153

    13 цагийн өмнө

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

  7. Alarah & Adrian O'Briant

    Alarah & Adrian O'Briant

    14 цагийн өмнө

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  8. Kaycee Potter

    Kaycee Potter

    16 цагийн өмнө

    This is just a 17 minute video of Matpat victim blaming /hj

  9. Ms Waffles

    Ms Waffles

    20 цагийн өмнө

    00:17 and 00:28 the jokes and the sing though 😂

  10. Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing! Movie Critic Channel.

    Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing! Movie Critic Channel.

    22 цагийн өмнө

    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.

  11. Sofia


    Өдрийн өмнө

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  12. 66


    Өдрийн өмнө

    I got my friends to say let it die at school..

  13. Andrea Romero

    Andrea Romero

    Өдрийн өмнө

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  14. Savannah Briody

    Savannah Briody

    Өдрийн өмнө

    We are not the ones who did it

  15. Matt Wagner

    Matt Wagner

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

  16. Senan Hanna

    Senan Hanna

    Өдрийн өмнө

    The noiseless direction epidemiologically strengthen because dash prominently interrupt out a cut toast. wise, fantastic airport

  17. Asia Sew.

    Asia Sew.

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Is no one going to Talk about why the fake trees look normal and the real trees look...weird?

  18. Citlali Lopez

    Citlali Lopez

    Өдрийн өмнө

    I recently watched this movie in school for a project and throughout the whole movie I just thought of this theory xD

  19. Phoenix Manning

    Phoenix Manning

    Өдрийн өмнө

    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

  20. Chantal Mukansoro

    Chantal Mukansoro

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  21. Cody Banks

    Cody Banks

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  22. Jose Gordo

    Jose Gordo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Make a theory about the brain cereal from we’re back a dinosaur story

  23. Jose Gordo

    Jose Gordo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  24. Aun Hathiari

    Aun Hathiari

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Lol he doesn’t mention the Onceler literally pushed a bunch of bears off a table.

  25. BKK Danahy

    BKK Danahy

    2 өдрийн өмнө

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

  26. glitch sans

    glitch sans

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  27. yumi nazan

    yumi nazan

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  28. محمد محمد

    محمد محمد

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  29. rainbow unicorn w

    rainbow unicorn w

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  30. Autumn


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  31. Nabila Nader Rizek

    Nabila Nader Rizek

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  32. Symphony Sketch

    Symphony Sketch

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  33. alex vids

    alex vids

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  34. Jack Sivers Art!

    Jack Sivers Art!

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  35. Makayla V

    Makayla V

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  36. comical_genius


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The puns are pretty bad

    • Autumn


      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Seriously? How bad can they be?

  37. Elan S

    Elan S

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  38. Catman 321

    Catman 321

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  39. Kay Norton

    Kay Norton

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    We need a rhyme theory

  40. Lucky Fucon

    Lucky Fucon

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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!

  41. BLA BLA


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    it was a classic



    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  43. Bro Action

    Bro Action

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  44. Taylor Watson

    Taylor Watson

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  45. *•Brownie Bears•*

    *•Brownie Bears•*

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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”😂

  46. scorpiox


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  47. Caleb Sanchez

    Caleb Sanchez

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  48. crazitaco


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  49. Matthew Atwater

    Matthew Atwater

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  50. Lushiene Sumagaysay

    Lushiene Sumagaysay

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  51. Marita Smith

    Marita Smith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  52. Galaxy_world 847

    Galaxy_world 847

    7 өдрийн өмнө


  53. havahog


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  54. Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev Palpatine

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  55. Franco


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Y do u ruin everything

  56. ItsMeCODY


    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  57. Me me

    Me me

    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  58. sangura sky

    sangura sky

    7 өдрийн өмнө

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

  59. Steven Tipton

    Steven Tipton

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Great video dude

  60. Monica Chin

    Monica Chin

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    You actually ruin my childhood

  61. Am not Bothered.

    Am not Bothered.

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  62. the monster you hate

    the monster you hate

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    *looks at social media*

  63. The Void30

    The Void30

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  64. Rylee Barclay

    Rylee Barclay

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    the oncelers hot

  65. Alex Exley

    Alex Exley

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  66. C-Note


    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  67. Alayna Fick

    Alayna Fick

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  68. stephanie dooher

    stephanie dooher

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    you are rong

  69. Enzo Coupat

    Enzo Coupat

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  70. Fladee Mhel Carreon

    Fladee Mhel Carreon

    8 өдрийн өмнө

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

  71. Shnobbs Studios

    Shnobbs Studios

    9 өдрийн өмнө

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

  72. william delgado

    william delgado

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  73. Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    "We live, In a society."

  74. wolfn 24ze

    wolfn 24ze

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  75. Austin The San-Antonian

    Austin The San-Antonian

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  76. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman Mabiasen

    9 өдрийн өмнө

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

  77. Sir Raulo

    Sir Raulo

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  78. LordVandor1


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  79. T B

    T B

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  80. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman Mabiasen

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • crazitaco


      6 өдрийн өмнө

      @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.

    • Dan Al

      Dan Al

      9 өдрийн өмнө

      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.

  81. Isaiah Williams

    Isaiah Williams

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  82. Libre Thai

    Libre Thai

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  83. Prawn King

    Prawn King

    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  84. shaunthegoat


    10 өдрийн өмнө

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

  85. David Velerajter

    David Velerajter

    10 өдрийн өмнө


  86. Ellis Worcester

    Ellis Worcester

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  87. Joshua Montgomery

    Joshua Montgomery

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Cool. You now understand advertising.

  88. ChickBee


    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  89. Pop Culture Entertainment

    Pop Culture Entertainment

    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  90. Logan Livingstone

    Logan Livingstone

    11 өдрийн өмнө


  91. Logan Livingstone

    Logan Livingstone

    11 өдрийн өмнө


  92. ash


    11 өдрийн өмнө

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

  93. JusCallMeBea


    11 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  94. MOOZE Gamer15

    MOOZE Gamer15

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

  95. Jordan


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

  96. Himedo15


    12 өдрийн өмнө

    corporate simping

  97. Meghan Angela

    Meghan Angela

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  98. Charles stick man Government

    Charles stick man Government

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I love your videos

  99. Manh Tran

    Manh Tran

    12 өдрийн өмнө

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

  100. Jabari Chalas

    Jabari Chalas

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    I forgot about lorax