Film Theory: The Lorax Movie LIED To You!

21 nov 2020
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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.

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

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    • Yes

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    • yes

      Michał WołkowiczMichał WołkowiczPirms 2 dienām
    • 🤬🤬FAKIG

      David VelerajterDavid VelerajterPirms 6 dienām
    • What is the onceler fandom

      JayBrant_ 101JayBrant_ 101Pirms 11 dienām
  • Now that I think of it Matpat would be a great lawyer.

    Nabila Nader RizekNabila Nader RizekPirms 3 Stundām
  • I remember the Lorax was my favorite story as a tiny child :)

    Symphony SketchSymphony SketchPirms 6 Stundām
  • Other peple distroy trees but ther not bad

    alex vidsalex vidsPirms 8 Stundām
  • My mind is blown. You switched the theme to still make it about changing our ways. Incredible

    Jack Sivers Art!Jack Sivers Art!Pirms 12 Stundām
  • Omg!!😱 you are maybe right 🤨🤭.

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  • The puns are pretty bad

    comical_geniuscomical_geniusPirms 23 Stundām
  • 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 SPirms 23 Stundām
  • Why do I like the how bad can I be song Thats the only "good" part of the movie XD

    Catman 321Catman 321Pirms dienas
  • We need a rhyme theory

    Kay NortonKay NortonPirms dienas
  • 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!

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  • it was a classic

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  • 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..!!

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  • I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat

    Taylor WatsonTaylor WatsonPirms 2 dienām
  • 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•*Pirms 2 dienām
  • I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.

    scorpioxscorpioxPirms 2 dienām
  • Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.

    Caleb SanchezCaleb SanchezPirms 2 dienām
  • MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU

    crazitacocrazitacoPirms 2 dienām
  • I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.

    Matthew AtwaterMatthew AtwaterPirms 2 dienām
  • the film theorists: how ba a ad can i be me:idk gt a axc and chop wood so we know

    Lushiene SumagaysayLushiene SumagaysayPirms 2 dienām
  • I was not expecting a lesson on ethics when I clicked on this video, but I’m not disappointed in the slightest.

    Marita SmithMarita SmithPirms 2 dienām
  • 🌲🌳🥀

    Galaxy_world 847Galaxy_world 847Pirms 3 dienām
  • 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.

    havahoghavahogPirms 3 dienām
  • Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping

    Sheev PalpatineSheev PalpatinePirms 3 dienām
  • Y do u ruin everything

    FrancoFrancoPirms 3 dienām
  • 11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?

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

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

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  • Great video dude

    Steven TiptonSteven TiptonPirms 3 dienām
  • You actually ruin my childhood

    Monica ChinMonica ChinPirms 4 dienām
  • What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks

    Am not Bothered.Am not Bothered.Pirms 4 dienām
  • *looks at social media*

    the monster you hatethe monster you hatePirms 4 dienām
  • 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.

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  • the oncelers hot

    Rylee BarclayRylee BarclayPirms 4 dienām
  • I don't think this goes deep enough

    Alex ExleyAlex ExleyPirms 4 dienām
  • MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!

    C-NoteC-NotePirms 4 dienām
  • I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah

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  • you are rong

    stephanie dooherstephanie dooherPirms 4 dienām
  • This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed

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

    Fladee Mhel CarreonFladee Mhel CarreonPirms 4 dienām
  • He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.

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  • AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻

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  • "We live, In a society."

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  • Matt drinks water from the tap

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  • 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-AntonianPirms 5 dienām
  • 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 MabiasenPirms 5 dienām
  • There is no product if there is no demand.

    Sir RauloSir RauloPirms 5 dienām
  • Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault

    LordVandor1LordVandor1Pirms 5 dienām
  • Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?

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

    Leo Roman MabiasenLeo Roman MabiasenPirms 6 dienām
    • @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.

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    • 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.

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

    Isaiah WilliamsIsaiah WilliamsPirms 6 dienām
  • 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.

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  • 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 KingPirms 6 dienām
  • I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees

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  • 🤬🤬FAKIG

    David VelerajterDavid VelerajterPirms 6 dienām
  • 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

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  • Cool. You now understand advertising.

    Joshua MontgomeryJoshua MontgomeryPirms 7 dienām
  • this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^

    ChickBeeChickBeePirms 7 dienām
  • I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason

    Pop Culture EntertainmentPop Culture EntertainmentPirms 7 dienām
  • 🤬

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  • 📘

    Logan LivingstoneLogan LivingstonePirms 7 dienām
  • The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed

    ashashPirms 7 dienām
  • 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.

    JusCallMeBeaJusCallMeBeaPirms 7 dienām
  • Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.

    MOOZE Gamer15MOOZE Gamer15Pirms 7 dienām
  • so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism

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  • corporate simping

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  • 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

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  • I love your videos

    Charles stick man GovernmentCharles stick man GovernmentPirms 8 dienām
  • I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*

    Manh TranManh TranPirms 8 dienām
  • I forgot about lorax

    Jabari ChalasJabari ChalasPirms 8 dienām
  • This is very anthrocentric

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  • Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap

  • Ted is the og simp

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

    Pat HamiltonPat HamiltonPirms 9 dienām
  • I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees

    Jaron FromanJaron FromanPirms 9 dienām
  • How baddddddd can I be?

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  • Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO

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  • Save the trees or lose your knees.

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  • 13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"

    Overlord 81Overlord 81Pirms 10 dienām
  • 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.

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

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  • .

    Finn MastersonFinn MastersonPirms 10 dienām
  • 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.

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  • #Gametheory

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    • Check his other channel out too

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

    Pyper PepperPyper PepperPirms 11 dienām
  • the antagonist is capitalism

    Maxwell McellisMaxwell McellisPirms 11 dienām
  • Great intro

    Beckett SmithBeckett SmithPirms 11 dienām
  • so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way

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  • “it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️

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

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  • woken in a nutshell

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  • "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

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

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  • 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-

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  • 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

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  • Still enjoy the movie

    Lego007guy MLego007guy MPirms 12 dienām
  • Hey... the movie is actually really good...

    Lily HansonLily HansonPirms 12 dienām
  • But they're the bad guys for manipulating the people into thinking they need to rely on them

    SilverDragon128SilverDragon128Pirms 12 dienām
  • 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

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