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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Editor: Josh Langman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
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  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

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

    • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
      FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

      @Carlo Walther a legend

    • Carlo Walther
      Carlo Walther


    • The Reviewing Mango
      The Reviewing Mango


    • AngryMustache 9
      AngryMustache 9

      @Why You're so lucky

    • RandomTurtle WhoDances
      RandomTurtle WhoDances

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

  • Davis Carmack
    Davis Carmack

    Stop please!

  • David Rhodes
    David Rhodes

    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 Sarmiento

    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 123

    And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

  • •Sunsetmoon•

    Now take a deep breath

  • Pig commenter
    Pig commenter

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

  • Røwåñ Trëê
    Røwåñ Trëê

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

  • Caspian Williams
    Caspian Williams

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  • Alex Rider
    Alex Rider

    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 124153

    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'Briant

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  • Kaycee Potter
    Kaycee Potter

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

  • Miss Waffles
    Miss Waffles

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

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

    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

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  • 66

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

  • Andrea Romero
    Andrea Romero

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  • Savannah Briody
    Savannah Briody

    We are not the ones who did it

  • Matt Wagner
    Matt Wagner

    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 Hanna

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

  • Asia Sew.
    Asia Sew.

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

  • Citlali Lopez
    Citlali Lopez

    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 Manning

    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 Mukansoro

    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 Banks

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  • Jose Gordo
    Jose Gordo

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

  • Jose Gordo
    Jose Gordo

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  • Aun Hathiari
    Aun Hathiari

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

  • BKK Danahy
    BKK Danahy

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

  • glitch sans
    glitch sans

    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 nazan

    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 محمد

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

  • rainbow unicorn w
    rainbow unicorn w

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

  • Autumn

    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 Rizek

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

  • Symphony Sketch
    Symphony Sketch

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

  • alex vids
    alex vids

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  • Jack Sivers Art!
    Jack Sivers Art!

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

  • Makayla V
    Makayla V

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  • comical_genius

    The puns are pretty bad

    • Autumn

      Seriously? How bad can they be?

  • Elan S
    Elan S

    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 321

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

  • Kay Norton
    Kay Norton

    We need a rhyme theory

  • Lucky Fucon
    Lucky Fucon

    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!


    it was a classic


    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 Action

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  • Taylor Watson
    Taylor Watson

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  • *•Brownie Bears•*
    *•Brownie Bears•*

    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

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

  • Caleb Sanchez
    Caleb Sanchez

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

  • crazitaco

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

  • Matthew Atwater
    Matthew Atwater

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

  • Lushiene Sumagaysay
    Lushiene Sumagaysay

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

  • Marita Smith
    Marita Smith

    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 847


  • havahog

    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 Palpatine

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  • Franco

    Y do u ruin everything

  • ItsMeCODY

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

  • Me me
    Me me

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

  • sangura sky
    sangura sky

    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 Tipton

    Great video dude

  • Monica Chin
    Monica Chin

    You actually ruin my childhood

  • Am not Bothered.
    Am not Bothered.

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

  • the monster you hate
    the monster you hate

    *looks at social media*

  • The Void30
    The Void30

    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 Barclay

    the oncelers hot

  • Alex Exley
    Alex Exley

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  • C-Note

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

  • Alayna Fick
    Alayna Fick

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

  • stephanie dooher
    stephanie dooher

    you are rong

  • Enzo Coupat
    Enzo Coupat

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  • Fladee Mhel Carreon
    Fladee Mhel Carreon

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

  • Shnobbs Studios
    Shnobbs Studios

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

  • william delgado
    william delgado

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  • Alan Calderon-Aguilar
    Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    "We live, In a society."

  • wolfn 24ze
    wolfn 24ze

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  • Austin The San-Antonian
    Austin The San-Antonian

    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 Mabiasen

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

  • Sir Raulo
    Sir Raulo

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  • LordVandor1

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  • T B
    T B

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

  • Leo Roman Mabiasen
    Leo Roman Mabiasen

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

    • crazitaco

      @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

      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.

  • Isaiah Williams
    Isaiah Williams

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

  • Libre Thai
    Libre Thai

    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.

  • Prawn King
    Prawn King

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

  • shaunthegoat

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

  • David Velerajter
    David Velerajter


  • Ellis Worcester
    Ellis Worcester

    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

  • Joshua Montgomery
    Joshua Montgomery

    Cool. You now understand advertising.

  • ChickBee

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

  • Pop Culture Entertainment
    Pop Culture Entertainment

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

  • Logan Livingstone
    Logan Livingstone


  • Logan Livingstone
    Logan Livingstone


  • ash

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

  • JusCallMeBea

    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.

  • MOOZE Gamer15
    MOOZE Gamer15

    Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

  • Jordan

    so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

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