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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  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind2 miesięcy temu

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

  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    4 dni temu

    @Carlo Walther a legend

  • Carlo Walther

    Carlo Walther

    5 dni temu


  • The Reviewing Mango

    The Reviewing Mango

    7 dni temu


  • AngryMustache 9

    AngryMustache 9

    8 dni temu

    @Why You're so lucky

  • RandomTurtle WhoDances

    RandomTurtle WhoDances

    9 dni temu

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

  • Liam Moreland
    Liam Moreland9 godzin temu


  • PhilosophyByMoonlight
    PhilosophyByMoonlight13 godzin temu

    You could also say the bad guy in these situations would be the one in charge of education in the first place, not knowing that...trees are actually a necessity. You could say Onesler is stupid so it's not his fault, he's not the bad guy. That doesn't exactly work when the consumer themselves don't really understand the risks either. So if everyone's stupid, then you can't say that the Onesler is scott free for being stupid, but the consumers who...are being pretty stupid, aren't being treated the same way. So if it's all just stupidity all around, then who is the real bad guy?

  • Gage Fredrickson
    Gage Fredrickson17 godzin temu

    Further proves my theory that the once-ler is a phantom theif

  • The Science
    The Science21 godzinę temu

    As the grammar police, I have to tell you that you spelled villain wrong

  • Dirt
    DirtDzień temu

    Video Summary: So the story about saving the environment, the pitfalls of capitalism and anti consumerism was actually about how consumers will put up with destroying the environment and late stage capitalism as long as they get what they want. The consumer is the bad guy. It's a really dumb movie and butchered the message. The fact this theory has legs proves it. Illumination made a movie blaming consumers for inequality and pollution. What a joke

  • Jonathan Garcia
    Jonathan GarciaDzień temu

    Ted is the biggest simp

  • Sams the bezt at stuff 888
    Sams the bezt at stuff 888Dzień temu

    It feels like the original Lorax is the movie, and the rest of the movie is the theory and this is the video disproving that theory

  • weird person
    weird personDzień temu

    it's funny how complicated they made the movie

  • Kai Long
    Kai LongDzień temu

    This ain’t it, the onecler is the bad guy

  • Gallo
    GalloDzień temu

    That sounds very familiar AOC

  • Carole Lawson
    Carole LawsonDzień temu

    So it’s real life

  • •CrypticCxpher•
    •CrypticCxpher•2 dni temu

    Who else is jamming out to the theme song? Just me? ok XD

  • devilish animations
    devilish animations2 dni temu

    I sometimes think that people are subscribed just to hate on it, you are just the person that would have a ton of people like that

  • Lisbet Alvarez
    Lisbet Alvarez2 dni temu


  • ZacharysPlushieWorld
    ZacharysPlushieWorld2 dni temu

    Good guy are ohere Oneler granny main character

  • Giannis Tsoupakis
    Giannis Tsoupakis2 dni temu

    "and kids this is how you make propaganda..." or if you want... kids, this is why we do not make children until we are ready.. because we end up selling our believes for a better opportunity to our children we just gave birth but do not care if we end up burn Rome in the meantime..

  • Levi Brown
    Levi Brown2 dni temu

    "I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees, and for some fucking reason there seeking vietnamese"

  • Itgel Gantaukh
    Itgel Gantaukh2 dni temu

    I’m not talking about this video but thanks to your videos I can predict the plot twists some times

  • Joseph gaming
    Joseph gaming2 dni temu

    I love song when he does how bad can I be song and he makes it has different words

  • Davis Carmack
    Davis Carmack3 dni temu

    Stop please!

  • David Rhodes
    David Rhodes3 dni temu

    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

  • Meryl Joy Sarmiento
    Meryl Joy Sarmiento3 dni temu

    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

  • Lego space guy 123
    Lego space guy 1234 dni temu

    And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

  • •Sunsetmoon•
    •Sunsetmoon•4 dni temu

    Now take a deep breath

  • Pig commenter
    Pig commenter4 dni temu

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

  • Røwåñ Trëê
    Røwåñ Trëê4 dni temu

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

  • Caspian Williams
    Caspian Williams5 dni temu

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  • Alex Rider
    Alex Rider5 dni temu

    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.

  • beast 124153
    beast 1241535 dni temu

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

  • Alarah & Adrian O'Briant
    Alarah & Adrian O'Briant5 dni temu

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  • Kaycee Potter
    Kaycee Potter5 dni temu

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

  • Miss Waffles
    Miss Waffles5 dni temu

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

  • Jake Alan Graham: My Classic Movie Critic Channel.
    Jake Alan Graham: My Classic Movie Critic Channel.5 dni temu

    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.

  • Sofia
    Sofia5 dni temu

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  • 66
    665 dni temu

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

  • Andrea Romero
    Andrea Romero5 dni temu

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  • Savannah Briody
    Savannah Briody6 dni temu

    We are not the ones who did it

  • Matt Wagner
    Matt Wagner6 dni temu

    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

  • Senan Hanna
    Senan Hanna6 dni temu

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

  • Asia Sew.
    Asia Sew.6 dni temu

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

  • Citlali Lopez
    Citlali Lopez6 dni temu

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

  • Phoenix Manning
    Phoenix Manning6 dni temu

    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

  • Chantal Mukansoro
    Chantal Mukansoro6 dni temu

    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

  • Cody Banks
    Cody Banks6 dni temu

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  • Jose Gordo
    Jose Gordo6 dni temu

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

  • Jose Gordo
    Jose Gordo6 dni temu

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  • Aun Hathiari
    Aun Hathiari6 dni temu

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

  • BKK Danahy
    BKK Danahy7 dni temu

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

  • glitch sans
    glitch sans7 dni temu

    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

  • yumi nazan
    yumi nazan8 dni temu

    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

  • محمد محمد
    محمد محمد8 dni temu

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

  • rainbow unicorn w
    rainbow unicorn w8 dni temu

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

  • Autumn
    Autumn8 dni temu

    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.

  • Nabila Nader Rizek
    Nabila Nader Rizek8 dni temu

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

  • Symphony Sketch
    Symphony Sketch9 dni temu

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

  • alex vids
    alex vids9 dni temu

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  • Jack Sivers Art!
    Jack Sivers Art!9 dni temu

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

  • Makayla V
    Makayla V9 dni temu

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  • comical_genius
    comical_genius9 dni temu

    The puns are pretty bad

  • Autumn


    8 dni temu

    Seriously? How bad can they be?

  • Elan S
    Elan S9 dni temu

    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

  • Catman 321
    Catman 3219 dni temu

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

  • Kay Norton
    Kay Norton9 dni temu

    We need a rhyme theory

  • Lucky Fucon
    Lucky Fucon9 dni temu

    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!

    BLA BLA10 dni temu

    it was a classic

    SONIC PANTHER10 dni temu

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

  • Bro Action
    Bro Action10 dni temu

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  • Taylor Watson
    Taylor Watson10 dni temu

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  • *•Brownie Bears•*
    *•Brownie Bears•*10 dni temu

    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”😂

  • scorpiox
    scorpiox10 dni temu

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

  • Caleb Sanchez
    Caleb Sanchez11 dni temu

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

  • crazitaco
    crazitaco11 dni temu

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

  • Matthew Atwater
    Matthew Atwater11 dni temu

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

  • Lushiene Sumagaysay
    Lushiene Sumagaysay11 dni temu

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

  • Marita Smith
    Marita Smith11 dni temu

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

  • Galaxy_world 847
    Galaxy_world 84711 dni temu


  • havahog
    havahog12 dni temu

    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.

  • Sheev Palpatine
    Sheev Palpatine12 dni temu

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  • Franco
    Franco12 dni temu

    Y do u ruin everything

  • ItsMeCODY
    ItsMeCODY12 dni temu

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

  • Me me
    Me me12 dni temu

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

  • sangura sky
    sangura sky12 dni temu

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

  • Steven Tipton
    Steven Tipton12 dni temu

    Great video dude

  • Monica Chin
    Monica Chin12 dni temu

    You actually ruin my childhood

  • Am not Bothered.
    Am not Bothered.12 dni temu

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

  • the monster you hate
    the monster you hate12 dni temu

    *looks at social media*

  • The Void30
    The Void3012 dni temu

    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.

  • Rylee Barclay
    Rylee Barclay13 dni temu

    the oncelers hot

  • Alex Exley
    Alex Exley13 dni temu

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  • C-Note
    C-Note13 dni temu

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

  • Alayna Fick
    Alayna Fick13 dni temu

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

  • stephanie dooher
    stephanie dooher13 dni temu

    you are rong

  • Enzo Coupat
    Enzo Coupat13 dni temu

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  • Fladee Mhel Carreon
    Fladee Mhel Carreon13 dni temu

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

  • Shnobbs Studios
    Shnobbs Studios13 dni temu

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

  • william delgado
    william delgado13 dni temu

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  • Alan Calderon-Aguilar
    Alan Calderon-Aguilar14 dni temu

    "We live, In a society."

  • wolfn 24ze
    wolfn 24ze14 dni temu

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  • Austin The San-Antonian
    Austin The San-Antonian14 dni temu

    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.

  • Leo Roman Mabiasen
    Leo Roman Mabiasen14 dni temu

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