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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Writer: Matthew Patrick and Justin Kuiper
Editor: Josh Langman and Danial "BanditRants" Keristoufi
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  • Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.

    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindFlygawneDezert Mage of MindUukausi sitten
    • yes

      Michał WołkowiczMichał WołkowiczPäivä sitten
    • 🤬🤬FAKIG

      David VelerajterDavid Velerajter5 päivää sitten
    • What is the onceler fandom

      JayBrant_ 101JayBrant_ 10110 päivää sitten
    • @Why wait really

      Yoshikage _kira9Yoshikage _kira916 päivää sitten
    • Also I love I hopxD

      Wolfielester Ultima27Wolfielester Ultima2717 päivää sitten
  • Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

    Makayla VMakayla VTunti sitten
  • The puns are pretty bad

    comical_geniuscomical_genius4 tuntia sitten
  • 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

    Elan SElan S5 tuntia sitten
  • Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD

    Catman 321Catman 3216 tuntia sitten
  • We need a rhyme theory

    Kay NortonKay Norton8 tuntia sitten
  • 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!

    Lucky FuconLucky Fucon10 tuntia sitten
  • it was a classic

    BLA BLABLA BLA14 tuntia sitten
  • In my country if you drink water from the faucet you probably get sick, so everybody needs to buy water bottles and water jugs.

  • We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

    Bro ActionBro ActionPäivä sitten
  • I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    Taylor WatsonTaylor WatsonPäivä sitten
  • 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”😂

    *•Brownie Bears•**•Brownie Bears•*Päivä sitten
  • I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

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

    Caleb SanchezCaleb SanchezPäivä sitten
  • MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

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

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

    Lushiene SumagaysayLushiene Sumagaysay2 päivää sitten
  • I was not expecting a lesson on ethics when I clicked on this video, but I’m not disappointed in the slightest.

    Marita SmithMarita Smith2 päivää sitten
  • 🌲🌳🥀

    Galaxy_world 847Galaxy_world 8472 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    havahoghavahog2 päivää sitten
  • Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    Sheev PalpatineSheev Palpatine2 päivää sitten
  • Y do u ruin everything

    FrancoFranco2 päivää sitten
  • 11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?

    ItsMeCODYItsMeCODY2 päivää sitten
  • Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.

    Me meMe me2 päivää sitten
  • 6:43 sorry it's not work in Thailand we cannot eat water from the sink we literally have to buy it

    sangura skysangura sky2 päivää sitten
  • Great video dude

    Steven TiptonSteven Tipton3 päivää sitten
  • You actually ruin my childhood

    Monica ChinMonica Chin3 päivää sitten
  • What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

    Am not Bothered.Am not Bothered.3 päivää sitten
  • *looks at social media*

    the monster you hatethe monster you hate3 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    The Void30The Void303 päivää sitten
  • the oncelers hot

    Rylee BarclayRylee Barclay3 päivää sitten
  • I don't think this goes deep enough

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley3 päivää sitten
  • MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!

    C-NoteC-Note3 päivää sitten
  • I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah

    Alayna FickAlayna Fick3 päivää sitten
  • you are rong

    stephanie dooherstephanie dooher3 päivää sitten
  • This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

    Enzo CoupatEnzo Coupat3 päivää sitten
  • The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?

    Fladee Mhel CarreonFladee Mhel Carreon4 päivää sitten
  • He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

    Shnobbs StudiosShnobbs Studios4 päivää sitten
  • AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

    william delgadowilliam delgado4 päivää sitten
  • "We live, In a society."

    Alan Calderon-AguilarAlan Calderon-Aguilar4 päivää sitten
  • Matt drinks water from the tap

    wolfn 24zewolfn 24ze4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Austin The San-AntonianAustin The San-Antonian4 päivää sitten
  • Matpat: the onceler is not the bad guy Also what the onceler said: WHO CARES IF A FEW TREES ARE DIYIN’

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen5 päivää sitten
  • There is no product if there is no demand.

    Sir RauloSir Raulo5 päivää sitten
  • Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    LordVandor1LordVandor15 päivää sitten
  • Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

    T BT B5 päivää sitten
  • Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen5 päivää sitten
    • @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.

      crazitacocrazitacoPäivä sitten
    • 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.

      Dan AlDan Al4 päivää sitten
  • Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion

    Isaiah WilliamsIsaiah Williams5 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Libre ThaiLibre Thai5 päivää sitten
  • The movie clearly focuses on the animals as the beings that were affected the most. That's literally the whole point of the movie.

    Prawn KingPrawn King5 päivää sitten
  • I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

    shaunthegoatshaunthegoat5 päivää sitten
  • 🤬🤬FAKIG

    David VelerajterDavid Velerajter5 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Ellis WorcesterEllis Worcester6 päivää sitten
  • Cool. You now understand advertising.

    Joshua MontgomeryJoshua Montgomery6 päivää sitten
  • this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

    ChickBeeChickBee6 päivää sitten
  • I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason

    Pop Culture EntertainmentPop Culture Entertainment6 päivää sitten
  • 🤬

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone6 päivää sitten
  • 📘

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone6 päivää sitten
  • The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed

    ashash6 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    JusCallMeBeaJusCallMeBea6 päivää sitten
  • Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

    MOOZE Gamer15MOOZE Gamer156 päivää sitten
  • so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

    JordanJordan7 päivää sitten
  • corporate simping

    Himedo15Himedo157 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Meghan AngelaMeghan Angela7 päivää sitten
  • I love your videos

    Charles stick man GovernmentCharles stick man Government7 päivää sitten
  • I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*

    Manh TranManh Tran7 päivää sitten
  • I forgot about lorax

    Jabari ChalasJabari Chalas7 päivää sitten
  • This is very anthrocentric

    Ferdinand PoFerdinand Po7 päivää sitten
  • Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap

    RMGOTJAMSRMGOTJAMS8 päivää sitten
  • Ted is the og simp

    Fot ThotFot Thot8 päivää sitten
  • I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses

    Pat HamiltonPat Hamilton8 päivää sitten
  • I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees

    Jaron FromanJaron Froman8 päivää sitten
  • How baddddddd can I be?

    Finnegan foxFinnegan fox8 päivää sitten
  • Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

    Killua ZoldyckKillua Zoldyck8 päivää sitten
  • Save the trees or lose your knees.

    S y k oS y k o9 päivää sitten
  • 13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"

    Overlord 81Overlord 819 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Quantum ProtonQuantum Proton9 päivää sitten
  • Mean while in a ulternate universe: ohear is selling smoke in a bottle and the human race is coming to a end

    YoshiMagicYoshiMagic9 päivää sitten
  • .

    Finn MastersonFinn Masterson9 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Leena A.Leena A.9 päivää sitten
  • #Gametheory

    RayRayRayRay9 päivää sitten
    • Check his other channel out too

      RayRayRayRay9 päivää sitten
  • Reminder thag bad people can do good things (and vice versa)

    Pyper PepperPyper Pepper10 päivää sitten
  • the antagonist is capitalism

    Maxwell McellisMaxwell Mcellis10 päivää sitten
  • Great intro

    Beckett SmithBeckett Smith10 päivää sitten
  • so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way

    eikcim 1728eikcim 172810 päivää sitten
  • “it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️

    eikcim 1728eikcim 172810 päivää sitten
  • Way to put a damper on the people who spent 20 million for a charity that was ultimately kinda pointless

    Darc Hart94Darc Hart9410 päivää sitten
  • woken in a nutshell

    saftey master zach Mcphersonsaftey master zach Mcpherson10 päivää sitten
  • "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

    Avery MervaAvery Merva10 päivää sitten
  • I have a music playlist on FIworld and ig I accidentally put this in there and I was listening to a calm song and then suddenly, “hOW mAaAad wiLL yOu bE”

    •Literal• Simp•Literal• Simp11 päivää sitten
  • 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-

    TimeIsSketchTimeIsSketch11 päivää sitten
  • 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

    sorce 16sorce 1611 päivää sitten
  • Still enjoy the movie

    Lego007guy MLego007guy M11 päivää sitten
  • Hey... the movie is actually really good...

    Lily HansonLily Hanson11 päivää sitten
  • But they're the bad guys for manipulating the people into thinking they need to rely on them

    SilverDragon128SilverDragon12811 päivää sitten
  • In the original 1972 adaptation of The Lorax, the Once-ler tells the Lorax that if he shuts down production of the Thneed factories which are destroying the Truffula trees, it will put hundreds of workers and family members out of a job and be detrimental to the economy. Even the Lorax concedes that this would be too drastic a solution

    Veronica PiccininiVeronica Piccinini11 päivää sitten

    One million subscribers with zero vidsOne million subscribers with zero vids11 päivää sitten
  • also his mom

    Amber RastogiAmber Rastogi11 päivää sitten
  • This is a good way to show how teenagers shouldn’t act like they know how life, politics, and economics work

    Jacob HuntingtonJacob Huntington12 päivää sitten
  • Consumers demanding something that's destroying the Earth. This is why we will die to climate change, not because we couldn't stop it from happening but because we demanded that it happen. So unless you can convince everyone to buy an electric car solar panels and batteries for the house and to go vegan.. well, if you think 2020 was bad you ain't said nothing yet. Because the next three decades will be just like it, the first third you don't see much of anything, The second third you see all the horrors and what is to come, and then the last it all comes and you're not ready.

    Matthew BoydMatthew Boyd12 päivää sitten