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
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman



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

    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindFlygawneDezert Mage of Mindหลายเดือนก่อน
    • yes

      Michał WołkowiczMichał Wołkowiczวันที่ผ่านมา
    • 🤬🤬FAKIG

      David VelerajterDavid Velerajter5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • What is the onceler fandom

      JayBrant_ 101JayBrant_ 1019 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Why wait really

      Yoshikage _kira9Yoshikage _kira915 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Also I love I hopxD

      Wolfielester Ultima27Wolfielester Ultima2717 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • it was a classic

    BLA BLABLA BLA2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • In my country if you drink water from the faucet you probably get sick, so everybody needs to buy water bottles and water jugs.

    SONIC PANTHERSONIC PANTHER7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh yeah it’s gonna be back. Have you SEEN the rate at which onceler posts are being posted these days? There was even a thneedmas gift exchange last year, and there’s at least two ask blogs still vaguely active. Matpat’s probably trying to bring it back too.

    Barbara ZhangBarbara Zhang14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!

    Bro ActionBro Action18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    Taylor WatsonTaylor Watson19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 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•*19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

    scorpioxscorpiox22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.

    Caleb SanchezCaleb Sanchez23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

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

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

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

    Marita SmithMarita Smithวันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🌲🌳🥀

    Galaxy_world 847Galaxy_world 847วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    Sheev PalpatineSheev Palpatine2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Y do u ruin everything

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

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

    Me meMe me2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video dude

    Steven TiptonSteven Tipton2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You actually ruin my childhood

    Monica ChinMonica Chin2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

    Am not Bothered.Am not Bothered.2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • *looks at social media*

    the monster you hatethe monster you hate2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Void302 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the oncelers hot

    Rylee BarclayRylee Barclay2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't think this goes deep enough

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

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

    Alayna FickAlayna Fick3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • you are rong

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

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

    Fladee Mhel CarreonFladee Mhel Carreon3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

    Shnobbs StudiosShnobbs Studios3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

    william delgadowilliam delgado3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "We live, In a society."

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

    wolfn 24zewolfn 24ze4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Mabiasen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There is no product if there is no demand.

    Sir RauloSir Raulo4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    LordVandor1LordVandor14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

    T BT B4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman Mabiasen4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @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.

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

    Isaiah WilliamsIsaiah Williams4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Thai4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 King4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

    shaunthegoatshaunthegoat5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🤬🤬FAKIG

    David VelerajterDavid Velerajter5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 Worcester5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Cool. You now understand advertising.

    Joshua MontgomeryJoshua Montgomery5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

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

    Pop Culture EntertainmentPop Culture Entertainment6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 🤬

    Logan LivingstoneLogan Livingstone6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 📘

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

    ashash6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

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

    JordanJordan6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • corporate simping

    Himedo15Himedo157 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love your videos

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

    Manh TranManh Tran7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I forgot about lorax

    Jabari ChalasJabari Chalas7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is very anthrocentric

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

    RMGOTJAMSRMGOTJAMS7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ted is the og simp

    Fot ThotFot Thot7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses

    Pat HamiltonPat Hamilton7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 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 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How baddddddd can I be?

    Finnegan foxFinnegan fox8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

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

    S y k oS y k o8 วันที่ผ่านมา
Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!