Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

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The Film Theorists

The Film Theorists

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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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Comments
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind 2 months ago
Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind Day ago
@Carlo Walther a legend
Carlo Walther
Carlo Walther 2 days ago
Flygon
The Reviewing Mango
The Reviewing Mango 3 days ago
Lol
AngryMustache 9
AngryMustache 9 4 days ago
@Why You're so lucky
RandomTurtle WhoDances
RandomTurtle WhoDances 5 days ago
I wish I didn’t read this comment...
David Rhodes
David Rhodes 9 hours 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
Meryl Joy Sarmiento
Meryl Joy Sarmiento 10 hours 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
Lego space guy 123
Lego space guy 123 18 hours ago
And you’ll be put under house arrest with ease
•Sunsetmoon•
•Sunsetmoon• 19 hours ago
Now take a deep breath
Pig commenter
Pig commenter Day ago
Dude, can you stop ruining my childhood, I’m running out of good memories
Røwåñ Trëê
Røwåñ Trëê Day ago
This movie was my childhood literally now I see how weird it is
Caspian Williams
Caspian Williams Day ago
Can't believe Matpat is a capitalist apologist
Alex Rider
Alex Rider Day 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.
beast 124153
beast 124153 Day 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.
Alarah & Adrian O'Briant
Alarah & Adrian O'Briant Day ago
What the heck is a lorax!?
Kaycee Potter
Kaycee Potter Day ago
This is just a 17 minute video of Matpat victim blaming /hj
Miss Waffles
Miss Waffles 2 days ago
00:17 and 00:28 the jokes and the sing though 😂
Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing! Movie Critic Channel.
Jake Alan Graham: My Amazing! Movie Critic Channel. 2 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.
Sofia
Sofia 2 days ago
you called a 14 year old hot 😢😢
66
66 2 days ago
I got my friends to say let it die at school..
Andrea Romero
Andrea Romero 2 days ago
thE TrEeS CaNNoT bE ARmEd IF ThE LoRax Is ArMeD
Savannah Briody
Savannah Briody 2 days ago
We are not the ones who did it
Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner 2 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
Senan Hanna
Senan Hanna 2 days ago
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Asia Sew.
Asia Sew. 2 days ago
Is no one going to Talk about why the fake trees look normal and the real trees look...weird?
Citlali Lopez
Citlali Lopez 2 days ago
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 2 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
Chantal Mukansoro
Chantal Mukansoro 3 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
Cody Banks
Cody Banks 3 days ago
Do A Theory on movie "MouseHunt". #MouseHuntTheory
Jose Gordo
Jose Gordo 3 days ago
Make a theory about the brain cereal from we’re back a dinosaur story
Jose Gordo
Jose Gordo 3 days ago
Do a theory on the word pack a dinosaur story
Aun Hathiari
Aun Hathiari 3 days ago
Lol he doesn’t mention the Onceler literally pushed a bunch of bears off a table.
BKK Danahy
BKK Danahy 3 days ago
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 4 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
yumi nazan
yumi nazan 4 days ago
B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G -L-o-V--S-e-X---۞--- tinyurl.com/Snapgrls9BANDITporn √™ 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 4 days ago
Heart me and you wish will come and I forgot your name🐱🖤
rainbow unicorn w
rainbow unicorn w 5 days ago
He starts becoming really evil at the end of how bad can I possibly be song it's really bad
Autumn
Autumn 5 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.
Nabila Nader Rizek
Nabila Nader Rizek 5 days ago
Now that I think of it Matpat would be a great lawyer.
Symphony Sketch
Symphony Sketch 5 days ago
I remember the Lorax was my favorite story as a tiny child :)
alex vids
alex vids 5 days ago
Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad
Jack Sivers Art!
Jack Sivers Art! 5 days ago
My mind is blown. You switched the theme to still make it about changing our ways. Incredible
Makayla V
Makayla V 6 days ago
Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.
comical_genius
comical_genius 6 days ago
The puns are pretty bad
Autumn
Autumn 5 days ago
Seriously? How bad can they be?
Elan S
Elan S 6 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
Catman 321
Catman 321 6 days ago
Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD
Kay Norton
Kay Norton 6 days ago
We need a rhyme theory
Lucky Fucon
Lucky Fucon 6 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!
BLA BLA
BLA BLA 6 days ago
it was a classic
SONIC PANTHER
SONIC PANTHER 6 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.
Bro Action
Bro Action 7 days ago
We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!
Taylor Watson
Taylor Watson 7 days ago
I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat
*•Brownie Bears•*
*•Brownie Bears•* 7 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”😂
scorpiox
scorpiox 7 days ago
I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.
Caleb Sanchez
Caleb Sanchez 7 days ago
Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.
crazitaco
crazitaco 7 days ago
MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU
Matthew Atwater
Matthew Atwater 7 days ago
I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.
Lushiene Sumagaysay
Lushiene Sumagaysay 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
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 8 days ago
🌲🌳🥀
havahog
havahog 8 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.
Sheev Palpatine
Sheev Palpatine 8 days ago
Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping
Franco
Franco 8 days ago
Y do u ruin everything
ItsMeCODY
ItsMeCODY 8 days ago
11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?
Me me
Me me 9 days ago
Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.
sangura sky
sangura sky 9 days ago
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 9 days ago
Great video dude
Monica Chin
Monica Chin 9 days ago
You actually ruin my childhood
Am not Bothered.
Am not Bothered. 9 days ago
What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks
the monster you hate
the monster you hate 9 days ago
*looks at social media*
The Void30
The Void30 9 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.
Rylee Barclay
Rylee Barclay 9 days ago
the oncelers hot
Alex Exley
Alex Exley 9 days ago
I don't think this goes deep enough
C-Note
C-Note 9 days ago
MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!
Alayna Fick
Alayna Fick 9 days ago
I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah
stephanie dooher
stephanie dooher 9 days ago
you are rong
Enzo Coupat
Enzo Coupat 10 days ago
This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed
Fladee Mhel Carreon
Fladee Mhel Carreon 10 days ago
The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?
Shnobbs Studios
Shnobbs Studios 10 days ago
He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.
william delgado
william delgado 10 days ago
AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻
Alan Calderon-Aguilar
Alan Calderon-Aguilar 10 days ago
"We live, In a society."
wolfn 24ze
wolfn 24ze 10 days ago
Matt drinks water from the tap
Austin The San-Antonian
Austin The San-Antonian 10 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.
Leo Roman Mabiasen
Leo Roman Mabiasen 11 days ago
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 11 days ago
There is no product if there is no demand.
LordVandor1
LordVandor1 11 days ago
Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault
T B
T B 11 days ago
Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?
Leo Roman Mabiasen
Leo Roman Mabiasen 11 days ago
Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!
crazitaco
crazitaco 7 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.
Dan Al
Dan Al 10 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.
Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams 11 days ago
Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion
Libre Thai
Libre Thai 11 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.
Prawn King
Prawn King 11 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.
shaunthegoat
shaunthegoat 11 days ago
I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees
David Velerajter
David Velerajter 12 days ago
🤬🤬FAKIG
Ellis Worcester
Ellis Worcester 12 days ago
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
Joshua Montgomery
Joshua Montgomery 12 days ago
Cool. You now understand advertising.
ChickBee
ChickBee 12 days ago
this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^
Pop Culture Entertainment
Pop Culture Entertainment 12 days ago
I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason
Logan Livingstone
Logan Livingstone 12 days ago
🤬
Logan Livingstone
Logan Livingstone 12 days ago
📘
ash
ash 12 days ago
The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed
JusCallMeBea
JusCallMeBea 12 days ago
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.
MOOZE Gamer15
MOOZE Gamer15 12 days ago
Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.
Jordan
Jordan 13 days ago
so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism
Himedo15
Himedo15 13 days ago
corporate simping
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