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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  1. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind2 months ago

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

  2. FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind3 days ago

    @Carlo Walther a legend

  3. Carlo Walther

    Carlo Walther3 days ago


  4. The Reviewing Mango

    The Reviewing Mango5 days ago


  5. AngryMustache 9

    AngryMustache 96 days ago

    @Why You're so lucky

  6. RandomTurtle WhoDances

    RandomTurtle WhoDances7 days ago

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

  7. Kai Long

    Kai LongHour ago

    This ain’t it, the onecler is the bad guy

  8. Gallo

    Gallo4 hours ago

    That sounds very familiar AOC

  9. Carole Lawson

    Carole Lawson10 hours ago

    So it’s real life

  10. •CrypticCxpher•

    •CrypticCxpher•11 hours ago

    Who else is jamming out to the theme song? Just me? ok XD

  11. devilish animations

    devilish animations14 hours ago

    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

  12. Lisbet Alvarez

    Lisbet Alvarez16 hours ago


  13. ZacharysPlushieWorld

    ZacharysPlushieWorld17 hours ago

    Good guy are ohere Oneler granny main character

  14. Giannis Tsoupakis

    Giannis Tsoupakis22 hours ago

    "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..

  15. Levi Brown

    Levi BrownDay ago

    "I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees, and for some fucking reason there seeking vietnamese"

  16. Itgel Gantaukh

    Itgel GantaukhDay ago

    I’m not talking about this video but thanks to your videos I can predict the plot twists some times

  17. Joseph gaming

    Joseph gamingDay ago

    I love song when he does how bad can I be song and he makes it has different words

  18. Davis Carmack

    Davis CarmackDay ago

    Stop please!

  19. David Rhodes

    David Rhodes2 days ago

    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

  20. Meryl Joy Sarmiento

    Meryl Joy Sarmiento2 days ago

    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

  21. Lego space guy 123

    Lego space guy 1232 days ago

    And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease

  22. •Sunsetmoon•

    •Sunsetmoon•2 days ago

    Now take a deep breath

  23. Pig commenter

    Pig commenter3 days ago

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

  24. Røwåñ Trëê

    Røwåñ Trëê3 days ago

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

  25. Caspian Williams

    Caspian Williams3 days ago

    Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist

  26. Alex Rider

    Alex Rider3 days ago

    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.

  27. beast 124153

    beast 1241533 days ago

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

  28. Alarah & Adrian O'Briant

    Alarah & Adrian O'Briant3 days ago

    What the heck is a lorax!?

  29. Kaycee Potter

    Kaycee Potter3 days ago

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

  30. Miss Waffles

    Miss Waffles3 days ago

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

  31. Jake Alan Graham: My Classic Movie Critic Channel.

    Jake Alan Graham: My Classic Movie Critic Channel.3 days ago

    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.

  32. Sofia

    Sofia4 days ago

    you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢

  33. 66

    664 days ago

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

  34. Andrea Romero

    Andrea Romero4 days ago

    thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD

  35. Savannah Briody

    Savannah Briody4 days ago

    We are not the ones who did it

  36. Matt Wagner

    Matt Wagner4 days ago

    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

  37. Senan Hanna

    Senan Hanna4 days ago

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

  38. Asia Sew.

    Asia Sew.4 days ago

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

  39. Citlali Lopez

    Citlali Lopez4 days ago

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

  40. Phoenix Manning

    Phoenix Manning4 days ago

    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

  41. Chantal Mukansoro

    Chantal Mukansoro5 days ago

    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

  42. Cody Banks

    Cody Banks5 days ago

    Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory

  43. Jose Gordo

    Jose Gordo5 days ago

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

  44. Jose Gordo

    Jose Gordo5 days ago

    Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story

  45. Aun Hathiari

    Aun Hathiari5 days ago

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

  46. BKK Danahy

    BKK Danahy5 days ago

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

  47. glitch sans

    glitch sans6 days ago

    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

  48. yumi nazan

    yumi nazan6 days ago

    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

  49. محمد محمد

    محمد محمد6 days ago

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

  50. rainbow unicorn w

    rainbow unicorn w6 days ago

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

  51. Autumn

    Autumn7 days ago

    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.

  52. Nabila Nader Rizek

    Nabila Nader Rizek7 days ago

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

  53. Symphony Sketch

    Symphony Sketch7 days ago

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

  54. alex vids

    alex vids7 days ago

    Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

  55. Jack Sivers Art!

    Jack Sivers Art!7 days ago

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

  56. Makayla V

    Makayla V8 days ago

    Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

  57. comical_genius

    comical_genius8 days ago

    The puns are pretty bad

  58. Autumn

    Autumn7 days ago

    Seriously? How bad can they be?

  59. Elan S

    Elan S8 days ago

    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

  60. Catman 321

    Catman 3218 days ago

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

  61. Kay Norton

    Kay Norton8 days ago

    We need a rhyme theory

  62. Lucky Fucon

    Lucky Fucon8 days ago

    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!

  63. BLA BLA

    BLA BLA8 days ago

    it was a classic


    SONIC PANTHER8 days ago

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

  65. Bro Action

    Bro Action9 days ago

    We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

  66. Taylor Watson

    Taylor Watson9 days ago

    I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

  67. *•Brownie Bears•*

    *•Brownie Bears•*9 days ago

    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”😂

  68. scorpiox

    scorpiox9 days ago

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

  69. Caleb Sanchez

    Caleb Sanchez9 days ago

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

  70. crazitaco

    crazitaco9 days ago

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

  71. Matthew Atwater

    Matthew Atwater9 days ago

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

  72. Lushiene Sumagaysay

    Lushiene Sumagaysay9 days ago

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

  73. Marita Smith

    Marita Smith10 days ago

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

  74. Galaxy_world 847

    Galaxy_world 84710 days ago


  75. havahog

    havahog10 days ago

    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.

  76. Sheev Palpatine

    Sheev Palpatine10 days ago

    Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

  77. Franco

    Franco10 days ago

    Y do u ruin everything

  78. ItsMeCODY

    ItsMeCODY10 days ago

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

  79. Me me

    Me me10 days ago

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

  80. sangura sky

    sangura sky10 days ago

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

  81. Steven Tipton

    Steven Tipton11 days ago

    Great video dude

  82. Monica Chin

    Monica Chin11 days ago

    You actually ruin my childhood

  83. Am not Bothered.

    Am not Bothered.11 days ago

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

  84. the monster you hate

    the monster you hate11 days ago

    *looks at social media*

  85. The Void30

    The Void3011 days ago

    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.

  86. Rylee Barclay

    Rylee Barclay11 days ago

    the oncelers hot

  87. Alex Exley

    Alex Exley11 days ago

    I don't think this goes deep enough

  88. C-Note

    C-Note11 days ago

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

  89. Alayna Fick

    Alayna Fick11 days ago

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

  90. stephanie dooher

    stephanie dooher11 days ago

    you are rong

  91. Enzo Coupat

    Enzo Coupat11 days ago

    This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

  92. Fladee Mhel Carreon

    Fladee Mhel Carreon12 days ago

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

  93. Shnobbs Studios

    Shnobbs Studios12 days ago

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

  94. william delgado

    william delgado12 days ago

    AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

  95. Alan Calderon-Aguilar

    Alan Calderon-Aguilar12 days ago

    "We live, In a society."

  96. wolfn 24ze

    wolfn 24ze12 days ago

    Matt drinks water from the tap

  97. Austin The San-Antonian

    Austin The San-Antonian12 days ago

    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.

  98. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman Mabiasen12 days ago

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

  99. Sir Raulo

    Sir Raulo12 days ago

    There is no product if there is no demand.

  100. LordVandor1

    LordVandor112 days ago

    Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

  101. T B

    T B13 days ago

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

  102. Leo Roman Mabiasen

    Leo Roman Mabiasen13 days ago

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

  103. crazitaco

    crazitaco9 days ago

    @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.

  104. Dan Al

    Dan Al12 days ago

    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.

  105. Isaiah Williams

    Isaiah Williams13 days ago

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

  106. Libre Thai

    Libre Thai13 days ago

    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.

  107. Prawn King

    Prawn King13 days ago

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

  108. shaunthegoat

    shaunthegoat13 days ago

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