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 MindПре 2 месеца

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

  2. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindПре дан

    @Carlo Walther a legend

  3. Carlo Walther

    Carlo WaltherПре 2 дана


  4. The Reviewing Mango

    The Reviewing MangoПре 3 дана


  5. AngryMustache 9

    AngryMustache 9Пре 4 дана

    @Why You're so lucky

  6. RandomTurtle WhoDances

    RandomTurtle WhoDancesПре 5 дана

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

  7. David Rhodes

    David RhodesПре 12 сати

    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

  8. Meryl Joy Sarmiento

    Meryl Joy SarmientoПре 13 сати

    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

  9. Lego space guy 123

    Lego space guy 123Пре 21 сат

    And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

  10. •Sunsetmoon•

    •Sunsetmoon•Пре 22 сата

    Now take a deep breath

  11. Pig commenter

    Pig commenterПре дан

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

  12. Røwåñ Trëê

    Røwåñ TrëêПре дан

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

  13. Caspian Williams

    Caspian WilliamsПре дан

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  14. Alex Rider

    Alex RiderПре дан

    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.

  15. beast 124153

    beast 124153Пре дан

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

  16. Alarah & Adrian O'Briant

    Alarah & Adrian O'BriantПре дан

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  17. Kaycee Potter

    Kaycee PotterПре дан

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

  18. Miss Waffles

    Miss WafflesПре 2 дана

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

  19. Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing Movie Critic Channel.

    Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing Movie Critic Channel.Пре 2 дана

    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.

  20. Sofia

    SofiaПре 2 дана

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  21. 66

    66Пре 2 дана

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

  22. Andrea Romero

    Andrea RomeroПре 2 дана

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  23. Savannah Briody

    Savannah BriodyПре 2 дана

    We are not the ones who did it

  24. Matt Wagner

    Matt WagnerПре 2 дана

    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

  25. Senan Hanna

    Senan HannaПре 2 дана

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

  26. Asia Sew.

    Asia Sew.Пре 2 дана

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

  27. Citlali Lopez

    Citlali LopezПре 2 дана

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

  28. Phoenix Manning

    Phoenix ManningПре 3 дана

    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

  29. Chantal Mukansoro

    Chantal MukansoroПре 3 дана

    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

  30. Cody Banks

    Cody BanksПре 3 дана

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  31. Jose Gordo

    Jose GordoПре 3 дана

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

  32. Jose Gordo

    Jose GordoПре 3 дана

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  33. Aun Hathiari

    Aun HathiariПре 3 дана

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

  34. BKK Danahy

    BKK DanahyПре 3 дана

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

  35. glitch sans

    glitch sansПре 4 дана

    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

  36. yumi nazan

    yumi nazanПре 4 дана

    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

  37. محمد محمد

    محمد محمدПре 5 дана

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

  38. rainbow unicorn w

    rainbow unicorn wПре 5 дана

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

  39. Autumn

    AutumnПре 5 дана

    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.

  40. Nabila Nader Rizek

    Nabila Nader RizekПре 5 дана

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

  41. Symphony Sketch

    Symphony SketchПре 5 дана

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

  42. alex vids

    alex vidsПре 5 дана

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  43. Jack Sivers Art!

    Jack Sivers Art!Пре 5 дана

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

  44. Makayla V

    Makayla VПре 6 дана

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  45. comical_genius

    comical_geniusПре 6 дана

    The puns are pretty bad

  46. Autumn

    AutumnПре 5 дана

    Seriously? How bad can they be?

  47. Elan S

    Elan SПре 6 дана

    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

  48. Catman 321

    Catman 321Пре 6 дана

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

  49. Kay Norton

    Kay NortonПре 6 дана

    We need a rhyme theory

  50. Lucky Fucon

    Lucky FuconПре 6 дана

    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!

  51. BLA BLA

    BLA BLAПре 6 дана

    it was a classic


    SONIC PANTHERПре 6 дана

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

  53. Bro Action

    Bro ActionПре 7 дана

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  54. Taylor Watson

    Taylor WatsonПре 7 дана

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  55. *•Brownie Bears•*

    *•Brownie Bears•*Пре 7 дана

    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”😂

  56. scorpiox

    scorpioxПре 7 дана

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

  57. Caleb Sanchez

    Caleb SanchezПре 7 дана

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

  58. crazitaco

    crazitacoПре 7 дана

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

  59. Matthew Atwater

    Matthew AtwaterПре 7 дана

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

  60. Lushiene Sumagaysay

    Lushiene SumagaysayПре 8 дана

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

  61. Marita Smith

    Marita SmithПре 8 дана

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

  62. Galaxy_world 847

    Galaxy_world 847Пре 8 дана


  63. havahog

    havahogПре 8 дана

    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.

  64. Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev PalpatineПре 8 дана

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  65. Franco

    FrancoПре 8 дана

    Y do u ruin everything

  66. ItsMeCODY

    ItsMeCODYПре 8 дана

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

  67. Me me

    Me meПре 9 дана

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

  68. sangura sky

    sangura skyПре 9 дана

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

  69. Steven Tipton

    Steven TiptonПре 9 дана

    Great video dude

  70. Monica Chin

    Monica ChinПре 9 дана

    You actually ruin my childhood

  71. Am not Bothered.

    Am not Bothered.Пре 9 дана

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

  72. the monster you hate

    the monster you hateПре 9 дана

    *looks at social media*

  73. The Void30

    The Void30Пре 9 дана

    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.

  74. Rylee Barclay

    Rylee BarclayПре 9 дана

    the oncelers hot

  75. Alex Exley

    Alex ExleyПре 9 дана

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  76. C-Note

    C-NoteПре 9 дана

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

  77. Alayna Fick

    Alayna FickПре 10 дана

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

  78. stephanie dooher

    stephanie dooherПре 10 дана

    you are rong

  79. Enzo Coupat

    Enzo CoupatПре 10 дана

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  80. Fladee Mhel Carreon

    Fladee Mhel CarreonПре 10 дана

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

  81. Shnobbs Studios

    Shnobbs StudiosПре 10 дана

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

  82. william delgado

    william delgadoПре 10 дана

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  83. Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    Alan Calderon-AguilarПре 10 дана

    "We live, In a society."

  84. wolfn 24ze

    wolfn 24zeПре 11 дана

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  85. Austin The San-Antonian

    Austin The San-AntonianПре 11 дана

    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.

  86. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman MabiasenПре 11 дана

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

  87. Sir Raulo

    Sir RauloПре 11 дана

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  88. LordVandor1

    LordVandor1Пре 11 дана

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  89. T B

    T BПре 11 дана

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

  90. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman MabiasenПре 11 дана

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

  91. crazitaco

    crazitacoПре 7 дана

    @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.

  92. Dan Al

    Dan AlПре 11 дана

    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.

  93. Isaiah Williams

    Isaiah WilliamsПре 11 дана

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

  94. Libre Thai

    Libre ThaiПре 11 дана

    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.

  95. Prawn King

    Prawn KingПре 11 дана

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

  96. shaunthegoat

    shaunthegoatПре 11 дана

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

  97. David Velerajter

    David VelerajterПре 12 дана


  98. Ellis Worcester

    Ellis WorcesterПре 12 дана

    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

  99. Joshua Montgomery

    Joshua MontgomeryПре 12 дана

    Cool. You now understand advertising.

  100. ChickBee

    ChickBeeПре 12 дана

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

  101. Pop Culture Entertainment

    Pop Culture EntertainmentПре 12 дана

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

  102. Logan Livingstone

    Logan LivingstoneПре 12 дана


  103. Logan Livingstone

    Logan LivingstoneПре 12 дана


  104. ash

    ashПре 12 дана

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

  105. JusCallMeBea

    JusCallMeBeaПре 13 дана

    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.

  106. MOOZE Gamer15

    MOOZE Gamer15Пре 13 дана

    Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

  107. Jordan

    JordanПре 13 дана

    so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

  108. Himedo15

    Himedo15Пре 13 дана

    corporate simping