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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  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    FlygawneDezert Mage of MindVor 5 Monate

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

  • Luke Saylor

    Luke Saylor

    Vor Tag

    Excuse me but the WHAT

  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

    Vor 5 Tage

    @Nightmare Bon Bon it means that you can't sue them if you have or have had psychological trauma inflicted upon you by the Onceler Fandom.

  • Gluttonous Sleeper

    Gluttonous Sleeper

    Vor 5 Tage

    @Nightmare Bon Bon poor naive innocent child.

  • Nightmare Bon Bon

    Nightmare Bon Bon

    Vor 5 Tage

    "Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom"? What does that even mean . . . ?

  • Fluffers


    Vor 8 Tage

    Your not wrong

  • Florian Rasing
    Florian RasingVor 35 Minuten

    That intro was perfect

  • Mccoy Rudy
    Mccoy RudyVor Stunde

    hardcore henry

  • Camila Duarte
    Camila DuarteVor 4 Stunden

    As a child, I remembered the movie as "the movie where they eat jello'". No joke.

  • Cheese Cake
    Cheese CakeVor 7 Stunden

    2:30 wow

  • Vaughn Haney
    Vaughn HaneyVor 12 Stunden

    Not in the context of this movie, BUT THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO EXPLAIN TO PEOPLE FOR YEARS Don't like a product? Don't buy it! If it exists in high quantities that's because there's a lot of people who do want it. If you're an activist trying to force a company to change, then arrange a boycott, for an example! So many people demand change but aren't willing to fight for it. But just not financially supporting a bad or harmful product is literally the easiest fight possible, it's spending LESS money and if the product really isn't necessary, it's not a risk at all

  • henry louis
    henry louisVor 17 Stunden

    Oh how baad can this be?

  • Ka'Shara Barnes
    Ka'Shara BarnesVor 22 Stunden

    me to my mom did you know we breve 10000 liters per day her you finally learning something also me uh you know what yea me in my mind thank you film theorists😄

  • UGH Productions Official
    UGH Productions OfficialVor Tag

    But why is the intro so catchy

  • starzclocks
    starzclocksVor Tag

    ... --- ...

  • Shadoowoo YT
    Shadoowoo YTVor Tag


  • Powergoose618
    Powergoose618Vor Tag

    Imagine trying to sell these people essential oils.

  • TTVfarhat 0708
    TTVfarhat 0708Vor Tag


  • Crazy Ubiquitous
    Crazy UbiquitousVor Tag

    This video just hit 5,000,000 views! 5,030,019th view!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xavier McNicholl
    Xavier McNichollVor Tag

    This movie is the communist manifesto for kids

  • Xavier McNicholl
    Xavier McNichollVor Tag

    you're wrong about the once-ler, he was a coward. He didn't have the power to say no.

  • Elvenjedi
    ElvenjediVor Tag

    And how is completely destroying an ecosystem and displacing hundreds of animals not evil?

  • Spiderdued
    SpiderduedVor Tag

    They got the moral right but they did not say it right.

  • Mathew Littlejohns
    Mathew LittlejohnsVor Tag

    the mom is the bad guy!

  • Pastel
    PastelVor Tag

    Mat pat:Starts to rhyme Me:DANG HE GOT BARD

  • Pastel


    Vor Tag

    I mean you got bars

  • Pastel


    Vor Tag

    Bruh I spelt it wrong

  • Journey Waitz
    Journey WaitzVor Tag

    and people say america is bad, and yet we planted a bunch of trees because we care about the environment. i want to be a pathologist, so i could help with poorer countries. heck, even mr beast, a very rich person wo could hoard all his money and be selfish, gives a lot of it away. dont pick on america, because a lot of other countries are worse.

  • Ophita Stambaugh
    Ophita StambaughVor Tag

    brUh can we all agree that How Bad Can I Be and Let It Grow are absolutely lit?!

  • J Arellano
    J ArellanoVor 2 Tage

    Not gonna lie I the beginning like five times

  • Eden Beedun
    Eden BeedunVor 2 Tage

    Blaming the consumer only works in a perfect world like thneedville where they all have homes, disposable income, are a small enough community to easily broadcast a message and and aren't crushed by capitalism.

  • JJ Bangura
    JJ BanguraVor 2 Tage

    the consumers care as much as the producer or arnt aware of the impact and the producer is the one thats activly doing the act

  • JJ Bangura
    JJ BanguraVor 2 Tage

    i dont know how consumers are the villans we just buy what we like why did they make it so likeable

  • temmie phlake
    temmie phlakeVor 2 Tage

    how bad can i be is my favorite song

  • xavier jackson
    xavier jacksonVor 2 Tage

    Ted is a simp

  • sleepy
    sleepyVor 2 Tage

    still waiting for matpat to rhyme an entire video

  • conjugations M8
    conjugations M8Vor 2 Tage

    Careful, MatPat, you're getting dangerously close to Rand levels of Capitalism! Please re-read The Manifesto! Otherwise, you might end up in the Gulag.

  • layan gaha
    layan gahaVor 2 Tage

    Can tou do a theory about the movie soul

  • ExpertGamer6151
    ExpertGamer6151Vor 2 Tage


  • ThatWee Edgelord
    ThatWee EdgelordVor 3 Tage

    What the mom didn’t think of this having a better harvesting method like having a machine with at least 20 or so of those little clippers they we’re using that only took a tuff at a time. Screw the cutting down trees bit, taking one tuff at a time was a stupid plan to start doing. Heck, they didn’t even hire others until the factory was up.

  • Sarahchu
    SarahchuVor 3 Tage

    I love this movie, because my principle took the whole school to see it in theaters when I was in 2nd grade. Brings back good memories

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim ReaperVor 3 Tage

    Why didn’t the Onceler just plant the friggen tree seeds like wtf man it’s easy

  • Crystal Clear
    Crystal ClearVor 3 Tage

    I watched this movie because it was coming on TV and I have to say, I didn’t understand much. I feel like half the movie was just to fill in the time. Other then that, I was also quite surprised to know that Taylor Swift was in it...and that’s pretty much all I have for the review of the movie

  • Samantha
    SamanthaVor 3 Tage

    Every intro song he sings just reminds me that he was a theater kid 😄

  • Hexnetic
    HexneticVor 3 Tage

    MatPat’s boutta get canceled for this

  • anthony or yesno
    anthony or yesnoVor 3 Tage

    Not a theory its fax

  • River Smallwood
    River SmallwoodVor 3 Tage

    I have a question about another film if that is ok. In despicable me how does vector get the pyramid without the shrinkray and how long did it take him to blow up the fake one. Love your videos by the way.

  • Katharine Williams
    Katharine WilliamsVor 3 Tage

    all the wrong man all the wrong

  • Giusep_Memez
    Giusep_MemezVor 4 Tage

    I love the music at the start of most film theory.

  • Cosmicecho 1987
    Cosmicecho 1987Vor 4 Tage

    I am the Lorax I speak for the trees and for some fucking reason their speaking Vietnamese, the trees can’t be harmed if the Lorax is armed, hurt my trees and I will break your knees. Lorax army deploy lets let them know we’re in the trees

  • hornet is void

    hornet is void

    Vor 3 Tage


  • HoddieZ19
    HoddieZ19Vor 4 Tage


  • Zumuzoo
    ZumuzooVor 4 Tage

    lol a grown man studies kids films

  • hornet is void

    hornet is void

    Vor 3 Tage

    Are ya mad at the fact that you don't have 9.68 million subs?

  • PlayerToon
    PlayerToonVor 4 Tage

    I am the lorax, and I speak for the trees.

  • casey piccione
    casey piccioneVor 4 Tage

    Thats fair but keep in mind that he didn't want to grow the trees and fix the pollution he wanted to keep everyone in his control thats why he is still a villan

  • NAMA
    NAMAVor 4 Tage

    I always wondered why they didn't just plant more trees...

  • Gaming with Bat
    Gaming with BatVor 4 Tage

    Well it obviously did lie I'm pretty sure we live in a world without weird colored soft trees

  • Sharkie
    SharkieVor 4 Tage

    Wait if the trees are gone... where do they money from!? 😂

  • hornet is void

    hornet is void

    Vor 3 Tage

    It's a kid movie they don't think about these little things sadly

  • jasmine cummings
    jasmine cummingsVor 4 Tage

    Yea but most people don’t educate themselves on the costs of their consumer choices. I feel like there needs to be more education in schools and stuff about the cost of consumerism.

  • Im Phil
    Im PhilVor 4 Tage

    Not MatPat being manipulative.

  • cafeteria 15L Sacramento
    cafeteria 15L SacramentoVor 4 Tage

    My child hood by like 🤯

  • Brian Graff
    Brian GraffVor 4 Tage

    Tarzan Film Theory: Could a human actually be raised by gorillas / would a gorilla actually take a human baby under their protection?

  • zombiedudeexe
    zombiedudeexeVor 4 Tage

    Tap water has flouride in it Learned that from the nazis

  • Jace mysteries
    Jace mysteriesVor 4 Tage

    Theory idea: How plausible are the batteries amount in the lorax

  • Jace mysteries
    Jace mysteriesVor 4 Tage

    The movie would have held a better message if it had biggering instead of how bad can I be

  • J Z
    J ZVor 4 Tage

    One thing doesnt make sence. Fotosinteses is a proces in which plants turn sun energy, water and CO2 in to glukose (shugar) and O2. Fotosinteses hapenes in the green parts of the plants - clorofil. But the trees in the lorax are not green, so does the proces of fotosinteses have difirent rulles in the story? Other than that I liked the movie and the lessons.

  • Aaron Speedy

    Aaron Speedy

    Vor 4 Tage

    Yes, it's likely on a different planet that has a different atmosphere and therefore different color plants.

  • Anarchy And Empires
    Anarchy And EmpiresVor 4 Tage

    At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff, I had a little cottage, And that cottage was enough. A place where I could sit and knit, A place where I could sell my Thneeds, But now I've had a little time To re-assess my needs. And I need a bigger office, I need a bigger chair. A bigger desk, a bigger staff, A bigger hat to wear. Because I'm biggering, I'm figuring on biggering, And biggering is triggering More biggering. Lorax: Ey listen up, meathead. I'm going to say this once, and I'm not gonna repeat it.'s like a little pet, alright? And the more and more and more you feed it, The more hungry it'll get!, you can't really blame greed No, that's stupid. You see, it's gotta worm inside. Yeah, that's right. It's one that always needs to feed, And it's never satisfied. You get it? And the more you try to find it, The more it likes to hide. Okay? Now listen--that is NASTY little worm. And I like to call it "pride." Now that's why you're biggering! Listen here, idiot! I"m sick of all your biggering! Because all that biggering is triggering more biggering! Got that? Alright! Onceler: There is a principle of nature, That most every creature knows. It's called survival of the fittest, And this is how it goes. The animal that wins has got to Claw and bite and kick and punch. And the animal that doesn't, Winds up someone else's lunch. A company's an animal, That's trying to survive. Struggling, and fighting, Just to keep itself alive. I must keep biggering I’m figuring on biggering, though biggering is triggering More biggering. I won't stop! Biggering, I’m figuring on biggering, And biggering is triggering more biggering. If the customers are buying, And the money multiplying And the PR people lying And the lawyers are denying, Who cares if some things are dying? I don’t want to hear your crying This is all so gratifying

  • M & Artroom
    M & ArtroomVor 4 Tage

    That burn thO-

  • Ryan Coninx
    Ryan ConinxVor 5 Tage

    Ted was on drugs

  • Dice Mace
    Dice MaceVor 5 Tage

    4:43 sounds a lot like ea if you know what I Mean

  • christopher campbell
    christopher campbellVor 5 Tage

    Matpat is like the king of making "The villain is right" theories.

  • John White
    John WhiteVor 5 Tage

    Sorry I had to listen too the song from Mapat 100 times

  • SageNetwork: Nightly Ninja Talks
    SageNetwork: Nightly Ninja TalksVor 5 Tage

    maby da lorax is da enmy?!!!

  • Yeetusthegod
    YeetusthegodVor 5 Tage

    Do a cola with cinema sins

  • OddlyGaming
    OddlyGamingVor 5 Tage

    the guitar riffs were amazing

  • hey_its_me_ friends
    hey_its_me_ friendsVor 5 Tage

    The "Bottled air machines" are really just air purifiers. That's how the air got so clean there. Almost if not everyone has one. I thought really hard about this a while ago.

  • Nightmare Bon Bon
    Nightmare Bon BonVor 5 Tage

    Has anyone ever wondered what the freak a "Lorax" is?

  • hornet is void

    hornet is void

    Vor 3 Tage


  • Apple Jambers
    Apple JambersVor 5 Tage

    Keep in mind that How bad can I be was only added after the studio got paid off to remove it’s more realistic counterpart “Biggering”

  • Pekka Pie
    Pekka PieVor 5 Tage

    The intro song is perfect

  • 100wyyy plays
    100wyyy playsVor 6 Tage

    how do you destroy a forest that fast???

  • Mary Koscinski
    Mary KoscinskiVor 6 Tage

    He is actually kinda right

  • Matthew Shindel
    Matthew ShindelVor 6 Tage

    Banger of an intro

  • Daemian Myers
    Daemian MyersVor 6 Tage

    The first 50 seconds...LMAO!!! LOL

  • sad engeneer
    sad engeneerVor 6 Tage

    he just folowed what luigi said about sea shells

  • Bob Travis
    Bob TravisVor 6 Tage

    Wait then how did the air in the city get better? I haven't watched the movie in a long time.

  • Bob Travis

    Bob Travis

    Vor 4 Tage

    @Aaron Speedy I see

  • Aaron Speedy

    Aaron Speedy

    Vor 4 Tage

    @Bob Travis Snake oil is a term relating to selling something that is misleading. He sold plastic bottles and air purifiers, as we can see by people placing the air jugs on top of these big machines.

  • Bob Travis

    Bob Travis

    Vor 4 Tage

    @Aaron Speedy I'm fairly sure he sold bottled air not snake oil air (idk how snake oil can even make air). But all the same I haven't watched the movie in a long time

  • Aaron Speedy

    Aaron Speedy

    Vor 4 Tage

    @Bob Travis The bottled air is a form of snake oil. What he really did was sell air purifiers. Air purifiers are sold today.

  • Bob Travis

    Bob Travis

    Vor 4 Tage

    @Aaron Speedy But then wouldn't someone have to pay for that. The biggest influence of the city that actually has the means do do it is the guy selling bottled air.

  • toys rollplay
    toys rollplayVor 7 Tage

    Can you do a theory on Peter from horrible Henry Peter isn't so nice

  • Gamer Boii
    Gamer BoiiVor 7 Tage

    you should hear the cut song "biggering". It's a bit on the dark side, but it's still a good song.

  • Emily W
    Emily WVor 7 Tage

    Can you make transformers age of extinction theory I love your lorax theory

  • Mai Tran
    Mai TranVor 7 Tage

    I am the Lorax I speak for the trees you mess with them i'm gonna cap your knees

  • drice691o5
    drice691o5Vor 7 Tage


  • Angie Missing
    Angie MissingVor 7 Tage

    wow I'm only one that gets it well

  • Aaron Max
    Aaron MaxVor 7 Tage

    Intro was a bop

  • Alberto Diaz
    Alberto DiazVor 7 Tage

    It's so easy to blame the guys on top, children do, but adults blame themselves and do something about it

  • Zvonimir Sudic
    Zvonimir SudicVor 8 Tage

    Wasnt that cartoon presenting how we are destroing wild lives and their home.

  • Aaron Speedy

    Aaron Speedy

    Vor 4 Tage

    That was what it was supposed to be by illumination, but we see that the air in sneedville is cleaner than ever, and the only reason why there is no trees is because he never planted them back, which is bad business.

  • Bill Whoever
    Bill WhoeverVor 8 Tage

    you probably dont know that you can pressurise any gas, oxygen liquid can have up to 800 times higher density (mass) compared to gas oxygen on the same volume and that oxygen consumed is only about 5% of the air you take in on each breath this means that the bottled air concept is not all that unrealistic

  • winterReinz1230
    winterReinz1230Vor 8 Tage

    Search up Lorax rule 34 and look at the first 10 pictures, there fucking hilarious while playing this as background noise

  • Mann Lester Magbuhos
    Mann Lester MagbuhosVor 8 Tage

    If only I've known you back when I was at grade three I could have gotten an A++ in my essay :(

  • Allison’s amazing awesome Adventures
    Allison’s amazing awesome AdventuresVor 8 Tage

    12:00,That’s A Lot!

    FOXRRVor 8 Tage

    Petition for Matpat to make a “ The Music Theorists” channel

  • Santiago Davila
    Santiago DavilaVor 8 Tage

    5:55 they aré More of aconditionate air

  • Jeffy Paul
    Jeffy PaulVor 8 Tage

    This was released on my b-day. Cool

  • max98ification
    max98ificationVor 9 Tage

    youre gonna get cpoyrighted

  • Krew Fan
    Krew FanVor 9 Tage

    Mat pat is the real Bad guy he ruins movies

  • Lowie R
    Lowie RVor 9 Tage

    So Ohare is Nestle but more nice

  • Snake Jr
    Snake JrVor 9 Tage

    make a podcast pls

  • Jesse Donovan
    Jesse DonovanVor 9 Tage

    The jokes are actually good

  • Javier Bermudez
    Javier BermudezVor 9 Tage

    Yeah no thanks

  • Ken Haase
    Ken HaaseVor 9 Tage

    Only cut down trees if you really have to like if you don’t cut down a tree then you’ll die or if you need paper