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

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

      1. RandomTurtle WhoDances

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

      2. David Velerajter


      3. JayBrant_ 101

        What is the onceler fandom

    2. 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

    3. محمد محمد

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

    4. rainbow unicorn w

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

    5. 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.

    6. Nabila Nader Rizek

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

    7. Symphony Sketch

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

    8. alex vids

      Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

    9. Jack Sivers Art!

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

    10. Makayla V

      Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

    11. comical_genius

      The puns are pretty bad

      1. Autumn

        Seriously? How bad can they be?

    12. 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

    13. Catman 321

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

    14. Kay Norton

      We need a rhyme theory

    15. 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!

    16. BLA BLA

      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.

    18. Bro Action

      We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

    19. Taylor Watson

      I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    20. *•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”😂

    21. scorpiox

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

    22. Caleb Sanchez

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

    23. crazitaco

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

    24. Matthew Atwater

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

    25. Lushiene Sumagaysay

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

    26. Marita Smith

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

    27. Galaxy_world 847


    28. 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.

    29. Sheev Palpatine

      Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    30. Franco

      Y do u ruin everything

    31. ItsMeCODY

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

    32. Me me

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

    33. sangura sky

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

    34. Steven Tipton

      Great video dude

    35. Monica Chin

      You actually ruin my childhood

    36. Am not Bothered.

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

    37. the monster you hate

      *looks at social media*

    38. 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.

    39. Rylee Barclay

      the oncelers hot

    40. Alex Exley

      I don't think this goes deep enough

    41. C-Note

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

    42. Alayna Fick

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

    43. stephanie dooher

      you are rong

    44. Enzo Coupat

      This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

    45. Fladee Mhel Carreon

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

    46. Shnobbs Studios

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

    47. william delgado

      AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

    48. Alan Calderon-Aguilar

      "We live, In a society."

    49. wolfn 24ze

      Matt drinks water from the tap

    50. 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.

    51. Leo Roman Mabiasen

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

    52. Sir Raulo

      There is no product if there is no demand.

    53. LordVandor1

      Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    54. T B

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

    55. Leo Roman Mabiasen

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

      1. 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.

      2. 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.

    56. Isaiah Williams

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

    57. 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.

    58. 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.

    59. shaunthegoat

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

    60. David Velerajter


    61. 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

    62. Joshua Montgomery

      Cool. You now understand advertising.

    63. ChickBee

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

    64. Pop Culture Entertainment

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

    65. Logan Livingstone


    66. Logan Livingstone


    67. ash

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

    68. 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.

    69. MOOZE Gamer15

      Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

    70. Jordan

      so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

    71. Himedo15

      corporate simping

    72. Meghan Angela

      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

    73. Charles stick man Government

      I love your videos

    74. Manh Tran

      I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*

    75. Jabari Chalas

      I forgot about lorax

    76. Ferdinand Po

      This is very anthrocentric


      Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap

    78. Fot Thot

      Ted is the og simp

    79. Pat Hamilton

      I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses

    80. Jaron Froman

      I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees

    81. Finnegan fox

      How baddddddd can I be?

    82. Killua Zoldyck

      Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

    83. S y k o

      Save the trees or lose your knees.

    84. Overlord 81

      13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"

    85. Quantum Proton

      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.

    86. YoshiMagic

      Mean while in a ulternate universe: ohear is selling smoke in a bottle and the human race is coming to a end

    87. Finn Masterson


    88. Leena A.

      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.

    89. RayRay


      1. RayRay

        Check his other channel out too

    90. Pyper Pepper

      Reminder thag bad people can do good things (and vice versa)

    91. Maxwell Mcellis

      the antagonist is capitalism

    92. Beckett Smith

      Great intro

    93. eikcim 1728

      so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way

    94. eikcim 1728

      “it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️

    95. Darc Hart94

      Way to put a damper on the people who spent 20 million for a charity that was ultimately kinda pointless

    96. saftey master zach Mcpherson

      woken in a nutshell

    97. Avery Merva

      "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

    98. •Literal• Simp

      I have a music playlist on HUfast and ig I accidentally put this in there and I was listening to a calm song and then suddenly, “hOW mAaAad wiLL yOu bE”

    99. TimeIsSketch

      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-

    100. sorce 16

      Ya know if they would have just planted a seed for every tree they cut down it wouldn't even be a problem in the first place