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 MindΠριν 2 μήνες

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

  2. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindΠριν 20 ώρες

    @Carlo Walther a legend

  3. Carlo Walther

    Carlo WaltherΠριν ημέρα


  4. The Reviewing Mango

    The Reviewing MangoΠριν 3 ημέρες


  5. AngryMustache 9

    AngryMustache 9Πριν 3 ημέρες

    @Why You're so lucky

  6. RandomTurtle WhoDances

    RandomTurtle WhoDancesΠριν 5 ημέρες

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

  7. Lego space guy 123

    Lego space guy 123Πριν 2 ώρες

    And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

  8. •Sunsetmoon•

    •Sunsetmoon•Πριν 3 ώρες

    Now take a deep breath

  9. Pig commenter

    Pig commenterΠριν 12 ώρες

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

  10. Røwåñ Trëê

    Røwåñ TrëêΠριν 20 ώρες

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

  11. Caspian Williams

    Caspian WilliamsΠριν 22 ώρες

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  12. Alex Rider

    Alex RiderΠριν ημέρα

    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.

  13. beast 124153

    beast 124153Πριν ημέρα

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

  14. Alarah & Adrian O'Briant

    Alarah & Adrian O'BriantΠριν ημέρα

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  15. Kaycee Potter

    Kaycee PotterΠριν ημέρα

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

  16. Miss Waffles

    Miss WafflesΠριν ημέρα

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

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

    Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing! Movie Critic Channel.Πριν ημέρα

    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.

  18. Sofia

    SofiaΠριν ημέρα

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  19. 66

    66Πριν ημέρα

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

  20. Andrea Romero

    Andrea RomeroΠριν ημέρα

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  21. Savannah Briody

    Savannah BriodyΠριν ημέρα

    We are not the ones who did it

  22. Matt Wagner

    Matt WagnerΠριν ημέρα

    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

  23. Senan Hanna

    Senan HannaΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  24. Asia Sew.

    Asia Sew.Πριν 2 ημέρες

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

  25. Citlali Lopez

    Citlali LopezΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  26. Phoenix Manning

    Phoenix ManningΠριν 2 ημέρες

    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

  27. Chantal Mukansoro

    Chantal MukansoroΠριν 2 ημέρες

    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

  28. Cody Banks

    Cody BanksΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  29. Jose Gordo

    Jose GordoΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  30. Jose Gordo

    Jose GordoΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  31. Aun Hathiari

    Aun HathiariΠριν 2 ημέρες

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

  32. BKK Danahy

    BKK DanahyΠριν 3 ημέρες

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

  33. glitch sans

    glitch sansΠριν 3 ημέρες

    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

  34. yumi nazan

    yumi nazanΠριν 4 ημέρες

    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

  35. محمد محمد

    محمد محمدΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  36. rainbow unicorn w

    rainbow unicorn wΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  37. Autumn

    AutumnΠριν 4 ημέρες

    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.

  38. Nabila Nader Rizek

    Nabila Nader RizekΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  39. Symphony Sketch

    Symphony SketchΠριν 4 ημέρες

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

  40. alex vids

    alex vidsΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  41. Jack Sivers Art!

    Jack Sivers Art!Πριν 5 ημέρες

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

  42. Makayla V

    Makayla VΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  43. comical_genius

    comical_geniusΠριν 5 ημέρες

    The puns are pretty bad

  44. Autumn

    AutumnΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Seriously? How bad can they be?

  45. Elan S

    Elan SΠριν 5 ημέρες

    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

  46. Catman 321

    Catman 321Πριν 5 ημέρες

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

  47. Kay Norton

    Kay NortonΠριν 5 ημέρες

    We need a rhyme theory

  48. Lucky Fucon

    Lucky FuconΠριν 5 ημέρες

    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!

  49. BLA BLA

    BLA BLAΠριν 6 ημέρες

    it was a classic


    SONIC PANTHERΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  51. Bro Action

    Bro ActionΠριν 6 ημέρες

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  52. Taylor Watson

    Taylor WatsonΠριν 6 ημέρες

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  53. *•Brownie Bears•*

    *•Brownie Bears•*Πριν 6 ημέρες

    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”😂

  54. scorpiox

    scorpioxΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  55. Caleb Sanchez

    Caleb SanchezΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  56. crazitaco

    crazitacoΠριν 6 ημέρες

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

  57. Matthew Atwater

    Matthew AtwaterΠριν 7 ημέρες

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

  58. Lushiene Sumagaysay

    Lushiene SumagaysayΠριν 7 ημέρες

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

  59. Marita Smith

    Marita SmithΠριν 7 ημέρες

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

  60. Galaxy_world 847

    Galaxy_world 847Πριν 7 ημέρες


  61. havahog

    havahogΠριν 7 ημέρες

    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.

  62. Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev PalpatineΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  63. Franco

    FrancoΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Y do u ruin everything

  64. ItsMeCODY

    ItsMeCODYΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  65. Me me

    Me meΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  66. sangura sky

    sangura skyΠριν 8 ημέρες

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

  67. Steven Tipton

    Steven TiptonΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Great video dude

  68. Monica Chin

    Monica ChinΠριν 8 ημέρες

    You actually ruin my childhood

  69. Am not Bothered.

    Am not Bothered.Πριν 8 ημέρες

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

  70. the monster you hate

    the monster you hateΠριν 8 ημέρες

    *looks at social media*

  71. The Void30

    The Void30Πριν 8 ημέρες

    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.

  72. Rylee Barclay

    Rylee BarclayΠριν 8 ημέρες

    the oncelers hot

  73. Alex Exley

    Alex ExleyΠριν 8 ημέρες

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  74. C-Note

    C-NoteΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  75. Alayna Fick

    Alayna FickΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  76. stephanie dooher

    stephanie dooherΠριν 9 ημέρες

    you are rong

  77. Enzo Coupat

    Enzo CoupatΠριν 9 ημέρες

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  78. Fladee Mhel Carreon

    Fladee Mhel CarreonΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  79. Shnobbs Studios

    Shnobbs StudiosΠριν 9 ημέρες

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

  80. william delgado

    william delgadoΠριν 9 ημέρες

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  81. Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    Alan Calderon-AguilarΠριν 10 ημέρες

    "We live, In a society."

  82. wolfn 24ze

    wolfn 24zeΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  83. Austin The San-Antonian

    Austin The San-AntonianΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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.

  84. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman MabiasenΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  85. Sir Raulo

    Sir RauloΠριν 10 ημέρες

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  86. LordVandor1

    LordVandor1Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  87. T B

    T BΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  88. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman MabiasenΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  89. crazitaco

    crazitacoΠριν 6 ημέρες

    @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.

  90. Dan Al

    Dan AlΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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.

  91. Isaiah Williams

    Isaiah WilliamsΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  92. Libre Thai

    Libre ThaiΠριν 10 ημέρες

    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.

  93. Prawn King

    Prawn KingΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  94. shaunthegoat

    shaunthegoatΠριν 10 ημέρες

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

  95. David Velerajter

    David VelerajterΠριν 11 ημέρες


  96. Ellis Worcester

    Ellis WorcesterΠριν 11 ημέρες

    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

  97. Joshua Montgomery

    Joshua MontgomeryΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Cool. You now understand advertising.

  98. ChickBee

    ChickBeeΠριν 11 ημέρες

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

  99. Pop Culture Entertainment

    Pop Culture EntertainmentΠριν 12 ημέρες

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

  100. Logan Livingstone

    Logan LivingstoneΠριν 12 ημέρες


  101. Logan Livingstone

    Logan LivingstoneΠριν 12 ημέρες


  102. ash

    ashΠριν 12 ημέρες

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

  103. JusCallMeBea

    JusCallMeBeaΠριν 12 ημέρες

    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.

  104. MOOZE Gamer15

    MOOZE Gamer15Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

  105. Jordan

    JordanΠριν 12 ημέρες

    so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

  106. Himedo15

    Himedo15Πριν 12 ημέρες

    corporate simping

  107. Meghan Angela

    Meghan AngelaΠριν 12 ημέρες

    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

  108. Charles stick man Government

    Charles stick man GovernmentΠριν 13 ημέρες

    I love your videos