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 Mind Πριν 2 μήνες
Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind Πριν 4 ημέρες
@Carlo Walther a legend
Carlo Walther
Carlo Walther Πριν 4 ημέρες
The Reviewing Mango
The Reviewing Mango Πριν 6 ημέρες
AngryMustache 9
AngryMustache 9 Πριν 7 ημέρες
@Why You're so lucky
RandomTurtle WhoDances
RandomTurtle WhoDances Πριν 8 ημέρες
I wish I didn’t read this comment...
Gage Fredrickson
Gage Fredrickson Πριν 2 ώρες
Further proves my theory that the once-ler is a phantom theif
The Science
The Science Πριν 6 ώρες
As the grammar police, I have to tell you that you spelled villain wrong
Dirt Πριν 13 ώρες
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 Garcia Πριν 14 ώρες
Ted is the biggest simp
Sams the bezt at stuff 888
Sams the bezt at stuff 888 Πριν 16 ώρες
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 person Πριν 18 ώρες
it's funny how complicated they made the movie
Kai Long
Kai Long Πριν 23 ώρες
This ain’t it, the onecler is the bad guy
Gallo Πριν ημέρα
That sounds very familiar AOC
Carole Lawson
Carole Lawson Πριν ημέρα
So it’s real life
•CrypticCxpher• Πριν ημέρα
Who else is jamming out to the theme song? Just me? ok XD
devilish animations
devilish animations Πριν ημέρα
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 Alvarez Πριν ημέρα
ZacharysPlushieWorld Πριν ημέρα
Good guy are ohere Oneler granny main character
Giannis Tsoupakis
Giannis Tsoupakis Πριν ημέρα
"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 Brown Πριν 2 ημέρες
"I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees, and for some fucking reason there seeking vietnamese"
Itgel Gantaukh
Itgel Gantaukh Πριν 2 ημέρες
I’m not talking about this video but thanks to your videos I can predict the plot twists some times
Joseph gaming
Joseph gaming Πριν 2 ημέρες
I love song when he does how bad can I be song and he makes it has different words
Davis Carmack
Davis Carmack Πριν 2 ημέρες
Stop please!
David Rhodes
David Rhodes Πριν 3 ημέρες
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 Πριν 3 ημέρες
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 Πριν 3 ημέρες
And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease
•Sunsetmoon• Πριν 3 ημέρες
Now take a deep breath
Pig commenter
Pig commenter Πριν 3 ημέρες
Dude, can you stop ruining my childhood, I’m running out of good memories
Røwåñ Trëê
Røwåñ Trëê Πριν 4 ημέρες
This movie was my childhood literally now I see how weird it is
Caspian Williams
Caspian Williams Πριν 4 ημέρες
Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist
Alex Rider
Alex Rider Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 Πριν 4 ημέρες
What the heck is a lorax!?
Kaycee Potter
Kaycee Potter Πριν 4 ημέρες
This is just a 17 minute video of Matpat victim blaming /hj
Miss Waffles
Miss Waffles Πριν 4 ημέρες
00:17 and 00:28 the jokes and the sing though 😂
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Jake Alan Graham: My Classic Movie Critic Channel. Πριν 4 ημέρες
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 Πριν 5 ημέρες
you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢
66 Πριν 5 ημέρες
I got my friends to say let it die at school..
Andrea Romero
Andrea Romero Πριν 5 ημέρες
thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD
Savannah Briody
Savannah Briody Πριν 5 ημέρες
We are not the ones who did it
Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner Πριν 5 ημέρες
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 Πριν 5 ημέρες
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Asia Sew.
Asia Sew. Πριν 5 ημέρες
Is no one going to Talk about why the fake trees look normal and the real trees look...weird?
Citlali Lopez
Citlali Lopez Πριν 5 ημέρες
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 Πριν 5 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
Chantal Mukansoro
Chantal Mukansoro Πριν 6 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
Cody Banks
Cody Banks Πριν 6 ημέρες
Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory
Jose Gordo
Jose Gordo Πριν 6 ημέρες
Make a theory about the brain cereal from we’re back a dinosaur story
Jose Gordo
Jose Gordo Πριν 6 ημέρες
Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story
Aun Hathiari
Aun Hathiari Πριν 6 ημέρες
Lol he doesn’t mention the Onceler literally pushed a bunch of bears off a table.
BKK Danahy
BKK Danahy Πριν 6 ημέρες
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 Πριν 7 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
yumi nazan
yumi nazan Πριν 7 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
محمد محمد
محمد محمد Πριν 7 ημέρες
Heart me and you wish will come and I forgot your name🐱🖤
rainbow unicorn w
rainbow unicorn w Πριν 7 ημέρες
He starts becoming really evil at the end of how bad can I possibly be song it's really bad
Autumn Πριν 8 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.
Nabila Nader Rizek
Nabila Nader Rizek Πριν 8 ημέρες
Now that I think of it Matpat would be a great lawyer.
Symphony Sketch
Symphony Sketch Πριν 8 ημέρες
I remember the Lorax was my favorite story as a tiny child :)
alex vids
alex vids Πριν 8 ημέρες
Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad
Jack Sivers Art!
Jack Sivers Art! Πριν 8 ημέρες
My mind is blown. You switched the theme to still make it about changing our ways. Incredible
Makayla V
Makayla V Πριν 8 ημέρες
Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.
comical_genius Πριν 9 ημέρες
The puns are pretty bad
Autumn Πριν 8 ημέρες
Seriously? How bad can they be?
Elan S
Elan S Πριν 9 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
Catman 321
Catman 321 Πριν 9 ημέρες
Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD
Kay Norton
Kay Norton Πριν 9 ημέρες
We need a rhyme theory
Lucky Fucon
Lucky Fucon Πριν 9 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!
BLA BLA Πριν 9 ημέρες
it was a classic
SONIC PANTHER Πριν 9 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.
Bro Action
Bro Action Πριν 10 ημέρες
We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!
Taylor Watson
Taylor Watson Πριν 10 ημέρες
I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat
*•Brownie Bears•*
*•Brownie Bears•* Πριν 10 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”😂
scorpiox Πριν 10 ημέρες
I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.
Caleb Sanchez
Caleb Sanchez Πριν 10 ημέρες
Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.
crazitaco Πριν 10 ημέρες
MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU
Matthew Atwater
Matthew Atwater Πριν 10 ημέρες
I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.
Lushiene Sumagaysay
Lushiene Sumagaysay Πριν 10 ημέρες
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 Πριν 10 ημέρες
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 Πριν 11 ημέρες
havahog Πριν 11 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.
Sheev Palpatine
Sheev Palpatine Πριν 11 ημέρες
Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping
Franco Πριν 11 ημέρες
Y do u ruin everything
ItsMeCODY Πριν 11 ημέρες
11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?
Me me
Me me Πριν 11 ημέρες
Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.
sangura sky
sangura sky Πριν 11 ημέρες
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 Πριν 11 ημέρες
Great video dude
Monica Chin
Monica Chin Πριν 12 ημέρες
You actually ruin my childhood
Am not Bothered.
Am not Bothered. Πριν 12 ημέρες
What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks
the monster you hate
the monster you hate Πριν 12 ημέρες
*looks at social media*
The Void30
The Void30 Πριν 12 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.
Rylee Barclay
Rylee Barclay Πριν 12 ημέρες
the oncelers hot
Alex Exley
Alex Exley Πριν 12 ημέρες
I don't think this goes deep enough
C-Note Πριν 12 ημέρες
MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!
Alayna Fick
Alayna Fick Πριν 12 ημέρες
I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah
stephanie dooher
stephanie dooher Πριν 12 ημέρες
you are rong
Enzo Coupat
Enzo Coupat Πριν 12 ημέρες
This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed
Fladee Mhel Carreon
Fladee Mhel Carreon Πριν 12 ημέρες
The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?
Shnobbs Studios
Shnobbs Studios Πριν 13 ημέρες
He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.
william delgado
william delgado Πριν 13 ημέρες
AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻
Alan Calderon-Aguilar
Alan Calderon-Aguilar Πριν 13 ημέρες
"We live, In a society."
wolfn 24ze
wolfn 24ze Πριν 13 ημέρες
Matt drinks water from the tap
Austin The San-Antonian
Austin The San-Antonian Πριν 13 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.
Leo Roman Mabiasen
Leo Roman Mabiasen Πριν 13 ημέρες
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 Πριν 13 ημέρες
There is no product if there is no demand.
LordVandor1 Πριν 13 ημέρες
Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault
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