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 MindMonth ago
    • @Why You're so lucky

      AngryMustache 9AngryMustache 914 hours ago
    • I wish I didn’t read this comment...

      RandomTurtle WhoDancesRandomTurtle WhoDancesDay ago
    • Yes

      Coolperson2323Coolperson2323Day ago
    • yes

      Michał WołkowiczMichał Wołkowicz3 days ago
    • 🤬🤬FAKIG

      David VelerajterDavid Velerajter8 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 sans11 hours 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 nazan19 hours ago
  • Heart me and you wish will come and I forgot your name🐱🖤

    محمد محمدمحمد محمد21 hour 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 wDay 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Makayla VMakayla V2 days ago
  • The puns are pretty bad

    comical_geniuscomical_genius2 days ago
    • Seriously? How bad can they be?

      AutumnAutumnDay 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 S2 days ago
  • Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD

    Catman 321Catman 3212 days ago
  • We need a rhyme theory

    Kay NortonKay Norton2 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 Fucon2 days ago
  • it was a classic

    BLA BLABLA BLA2 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 PANTHER2 days ago
  • We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

    Bro ActionBro Action3 days ago
  • I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    Taylor WatsonTaylor Watson3 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•*3 days ago
  • I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

    scorpioxscorpiox3 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 Sanchez3 days ago
  • MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

    crazitacocrazitaco3 days ago
  • I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.

    Matthew AtwaterMatthew Atwater3 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 Sumagaysay4 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 Smith4 days ago
  • 🌲🌳🥀

    Galaxy_world 847Galaxy_world 8474 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.

    havahoghavahog4 days ago
  • Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    Sheev PalpatineSheev Palpatine4 days ago
  • Y do u ruin everything

    FrancoFranco4 days ago
  • 11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?

    ItsMeCODYItsMeCODY4 days ago
  • Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.

    Me meMe me5 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 sky5 days ago
  • Great video dude

    Steven TiptonSteven Tipton5 days ago
  • You actually ruin my childhood

    Monica ChinMonica Chin5 days ago
  • What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

    Am not Bothered.Am not Bothered.5 days ago
  • *looks at social media*

    the monster you hatethe monster you hate5 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 Void305 days ago
  • the oncelers hot

    Rylee BarclayRylee Barclay5 days ago
  • I don't think this goes deep enough

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley5 days ago
  • MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!

    C-NoteC-Note5 days ago
  • I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah

    Alayna FickAlayna Fick5 days ago
  • you are rong

    stephanie dooherstephanie dooher5 days ago
  • This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

    Enzo CoupatEnzo Coupat6 days ago
  • The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?

    Fladee Mhel CarreonFladee Mhel Carreon6 days ago
  • He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

    Shnobbs StudiosShnobbs Studios6 days ago
  • AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

    william delgadowilliam delgado6 days ago
  • "We live, In a society."

    Alan Calderon-AguilarAlan Calderon-Aguilar6 days ago
  • Matt drinks water from the tap

    wolfn 24zewolfn 24ze6 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-Antonian6 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 Mabiasen7 days ago
  • There is no product if there is no demand.

    Sir RauloSir Raulo7 days ago
  • Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    LordVandor1LordVandor17 days ago
  • Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

    T BT B7 days ago
  • Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen7 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.

      crazitacocrazitaco3 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 Al6 days ago
  • Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion

    Isaiah WilliamsIsaiah Williams7 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 Thai7 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 King7 days ago
  • I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

    shaunthegoatshaunthegoat7 days ago
  • 🤬🤬FAKIG

    David VelerajterDavid Velerajter8 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 Worcester8 days ago
  • Cool. You now understand advertising.

    Joshua MontgomeryJoshua Montgomery8 days ago
  • this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

    ChickBeeChickBee8 days ago
  • I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason

    Pop Culture EntertainmentPop Culture Entertainment8 days ago
  • 🤬

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone8 days ago
  • 📘

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone8 days ago
  • The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed

    ashash8 days ago
  • 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.

    JusCallMeBeaJusCallMeBea8 days ago
  • Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

    MOOZE Gamer15MOOZE Gamer158 days ago
  • so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

    JordanJordan9 days ago
  • corporate simping

    Himedo15Himedo159 days ago
  • 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

    Meghan AngelaMeghan Angela9 days ago
  • I love your videos

    Charles stick man GovernmentCharles stick man Government9 days ago
  • I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*

    Manh TranManh Tran9 days ago
  • I forgot about lorax

    Jabari ChalasJabari Chalas9 days ago
  • This is very anthrocentric

    Ferdinand PoFerdinand Po10 days ago
  • Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap

    RMGOTJAMSRMGOTJAMS10 days ago
  • Ted is the og simp

    Fot ThotFot Thot10 days ago
  • I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses

    Pat HamiltonPat Hamilton10 days ago
  • I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees

    Jaron FromanJaron Froman10 days ago
  • How baddddddd can I be?

    Finnegan foxFinnegan fox10 days ago
  • Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

    Killua ZoldyckKillua Zoldyck10 days ago
  • Save the trees or lose your knees.

    S y k oS y k o11 days ago
  • 13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"

    Overlord 81Overlord 8111 days ago
  • 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.

    Quantum ProtonQuantum Proton11 days ago
  • Mean while in a ulternate universe: ohear is selling smoke in a bottle and the human race is coming to a end

    YoshiMagicYoshiMagic11 days ago
  • .

    Finn MastersonFinn Masterson11 days ago
  • 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.

    Leena A.Leena A.11 days ago
  • #Gametheory

    RayRayRayRay11 days ago
    • Check his other channel out too

      RayRayRayRay11 days ago
  • Reminder thag bad people can do good things (and vice versa)

    Pyper PepperPyper Pepper12 days ago
  • the antagonist is capitalism

    Maxwell McellisMaxwell Mcellis12 days ago
  • Great intro

    Beckett SmithBeckett Smith12 days ago
  • so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way

    eikcim 1728eikcim 172812 days ago
  • “it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️

    eikcim 1728eikcim 172812 days ago
  • Way to put a damper on the people who spent 20 million for a charity that was ultimately kinda pointless

    Darc Hart94Darc Hart9412 days ago
  • woken in a nutshell

    saftey master zach Mcphersonsaftey master zach Mcpherson12 days ago
  • "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

    Avery MervaAvery Merva12 days ago
  • I have a music playlist on USkeys and ig I accidentally put this in there and I was listening to a calm song and then suddenly, “hOW mAaAad wiLL yOu bE”

    •Literal• Simp•Literal• Simp13 days ago
  • Okay let's be honest, the Once-ler was flippin hot to us girls (and guys) when we first watched the movie 🤣. Imagine crushing on a cartoon character instead of a real human being that we can physically see and touch, cant imagine that- I blame you anime-

    TimeIsSketchTimeIsSketch13 days ago
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