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


  1. Flygawne Bard of Light
    Flygawne Bard of Light
    Před 6 měsíci

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

    1. Flygawne Bard of Light
      Flygawne Bard of Light
      Před 8 dny

      @Loser_Quail yes.

    2. Loser_Quail
      Před 8 dny

      I’ve heard the fandom is bad, but is it that bad?

    3. Dream Solo
      Dream Solo
      Před 9 dny


    4. The Lorax
      The Lorax
      Před 13 dny


    5. Caleb Shartzer
      Caleb Shartzer
      Před 18 dny

      @King Dallas Is Dead how does- oh right m-sturbation is a thing.

  2. bg se
    bg se
    Před 2 hodinami

    The whole learning daily improve because team histochemically escape beneath a hard-to-find snowstorm. sparkling, bumpy doll

  3. Victory Belial
    Victory Belial
    Před 11 hodinami

    I don't know why but every time I watch this videos I get so paranoid

    Před 11 hodinami

    am the lorax And I speak for the trees Open the door three inches Or I'll break ur knees

  5. that one guy
    that one guy
    Před 12 hodinami

    Well an animals wont inhabit those forests cause they're basically corn rows...I know that's not the only reason it's just my short hand way of saying that those forests do not maintain the environment it's not just the trees were damaging.

  6. Nicole Collins
    Nicole Collins
    Před 12 hodinami

    1 Fury I actually get

  7. Jenya Hyde
    Jenya Hyde
    Před 21 hodinou

    So who's the villain in all of this?! "It's the consumer, it's us." Good.

  8. Seb Rod
    Seb Rod
    Před 22 hodinami

    This is like a market type socialist society.

  9. Andrew White
    Andrew White
    Před 23 hodinami

    D dd

  10. Andrew White
    Andrew White
    Před 23 hodinami


  11. Andrew White
    Andrew White
    Před 23 hodinami

    In a brand new parking lot

  12. Brea _Playz
    Brea _Playz
    Před dnem

    This whole video and theory is amazing but....THAT INTRO IS REALLY GOOD XD

  13. Nami Rayearth
    Nami Rayearth
    Před dnem

    Film theory in a nutshell: what if the bad guy wasn't the bad guy what if the hero wasn't really good

  14. eidane
    Před dnem

    USA is a corpatocracy if we look from the outside.

  15. The golden crusader
    The golden crusader
    Před dnem

    The song how bad can i be is probably talking about how bad of a businessman he is, if he was a good businessman he would re-plant the trees

  16. Derpe von doodle burg
    Derpe von doodle burg
    Před dnem

    ok but like where does the oxygen come from then?

  17. H2O_iq
    Před dnem

    is there a reason why ohair doesnt want the trees there

  18. ꧁𝕝𝕖𝕩.𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕫꧂
    Před dnem

    Am I the only person who felt weird when O’Hare revealed that he watched everyone all the time including children.

  19. Aubrey Boyd
    Aubrey Boyd
    Před dnem

    I had to song let it grow in my choir class and now I don't go a day without remembering LeT It GrOw lEt iT gRoW

  20. gutty funny man
    gutty funny man
    Před dnem

    even matpat is anti communist, what has the world come to.

  21. PR0P3R PL4Y3R
    PR0P3R PL4Y3R
    Před dnem


  22. Hegmann Kandy
    Hegmann Kandy
    Před dnem

    The third luttuce industrially stitch because card eventually drum towards a thoughtless chance. interesting, poised flame

  23. Yohan Perera
    Yohan Perera
    Před dnem

    This video changed my mind on O'Hare.. But I disagree about your thoughts on the Once-ler. Just because a customer wants something doesn't mean the company should utilize all resources recklessly to give them what they want

    1. jacob mccabe
      jacob mccabe
      Před dnem

      matt: it our fault because we kept asking for his product and the once-ler was just providing. me: you know who else wants to provide for their customers matt, the logging and paper companies that you mentioned in this video and yet their smart enough to replant the tree, while the once-ler isn't because he's a bad business man which is not the customers fault.

  24. Knox Koontz
    Knox Koontz
    Před 2 dny

    Plot twist. Overgrowth of the Trufula trees causes a wildfire leading to the same outcome as the Onceler's.

  25. rodriguez brothers
    rodriguez brothers
    Před 2 dny

    So they should keep it a wasteland?

  26. Abaddon Ginger
    Abaddon Ginger
    Před 2 dny

    Wait if the oncler had a tree seed all the time. Why did he not plant it for like many years later

  27. OnlyOnePerson
    Před 2 dny

    filmn theory how did he make the air?

  28. Jason Smith
    Jason Smith
    Před 2 dny

    I liked the start

  29. Gaddy Ruiz
    Gaddy Ruiz
    Před 2 dny

    Ted is a simp because he only wanted the tree for his crush.

  30. Måria Jakabová
    Måria Jakabová
    Před 2 dny

    The thing is that you can't convince people to not buy what they want, or at least not enough and even if that product would by small amount of people, that bussines could improve their product and it's capabilities that it will have which will lead to more customers more money and more other bussiness chance to produce and sell some other product. So after some time even if everybody would stop to pay for first product they would still pay for the second one long enough to sell something different before the news about negative environmental impact will spread among enough people to convince that it's bad. Not to mention that there will be people who can't access this kind of information or are just too ignorant to care and these kinds of people would keep the bussiness going. Or you couldn't say that it's our fault cause it's our nature to behave like this I guess. It's like you would say that a cat scratched you cause cat was in hunting mode you can't say it's cats fault cause that's just cat's brain packed filled with chemicals that helps the cat to better see the prey for example same for the defend mechanism when somebody sneaks behind the cat in haunt mode and telling the cat that it's cat's fault the she/he scratched you.

  31. OriginalAccount
    Před 3 dny

    Matpat threw more rhymes in 1 minute than eminem has thrown in his whole carrier

  32. Ashhad Anwar
    Ashhad Anwar
    Před 3 dny

    the like to dislike ratio halved compared to his other videos

  33. Animator ist
    Animator ist
    Před 3 dny

    Anyone else see the Lorax as an among us character I feel like he is the imposter he’s kinda mean bro

  34. naruto reacts
    naruto reacts
    Před 3 dny

    How maaaad can I be

  35. Corbin M
    Corbin M
    Před 4 dny

    Wow Thank you for giving me the hope for humanity by showing me the AMOUNT of TREES that are planted DAILY

  36. Corbin M
    Corbin M
    Před 4 dny

    Hey random San Francisco tourist place:GET SOME GHIRARDELLI CHOCOLATE it’s GOOD :D

  37. Joaquin Gauna
    Joaquin Gauna
    Před 4 dny


  38. Luíza Fagundes
    Luíza Fagundes
    Před 4 dny

    Great video!!!

  39. SEC3
    Před 4 dny

    make a full version of this version of how bad could i be PLEASE DO IT

  40. Soarcio Feuer
    Soarcio Feuer
    Před 5 dny

    Dr Seuss Was communist

  41. Dude Naturo
    Dude Naturo
    Před 5 dny

    Mat pat freestyle next video

  42. Patrick Jeffrey
    Patrick Jeffrey
    Před 5 dny

    The Onceler's mum is a gold digger!

  43. Mason Desmond
    Mason Desmond
    Před 5 dny

    ted a simp bruh lol

  44. Axneleo
    Před 5 dny

    LOL we just knew your password

  45. Stephanie Chamberlin
    Stephanie Chamberlin
    Před 5 dny

    Well, not EVERY consumer is that bad. There are some consumers out there who really do want to have a thriving living nature, and that's because of this process called 'recycling'. That's how most companies have the trees replanted so that the forests can still be forests and not a deserted wasteland. However, I still believe that O'hare is a really bad guy. While it's true that he was able to make a profit of making air-in-a-bottle stuff, he also didn't want to anyone, including Ted, to actually grow more trees so that the environment could grow back to how it was before the Once-lerr was forced to cut the trees down. Am I wrong for saying this? If you are, I'm just speaking my opinion here.

  46. Sweaty Baguette
    Sweaty Baguette
    Před 5 dny

    I would just like to add that in the book and both movies he also provides tons of jobs to people. In fact in the the book at least he built the town up, he paved roads, and built homes, neighborhoods, and more business and that allowed for more jobs

  47. Chris Corum
    Chris Corum
    Před 6 dny

    Very interesting point.

  48. CHARMI P M
    Před 6 dny

    Matpad you don't breath 7-8 liters a minute, you breath 5 liters an hour!!!

  49. John Parker
    John Parker
    Před 6 dny

    Also attacking blind consumerism- also based

  50. John Parker
    John Parker
    Před 6 dny

    Based free-market support Film Theory

  51. brick bro 619
    brick bro 619
    Před 6 dny

    In the movie wen that find out there's a tree there like fbi opin up

  52. Marcel
    Před 6 dny

    "I am the lorax, I speak for the trees, break a tree and I will cut your knee"

  53. LightNight Gamez
    LightNight Gamez
    Před 6 dny

    WoW Deep

  54. thecool husky20
    thecool husky20
    Před 6 dny

    "By hooker by crook" - Matpat,2020

  55. ammaar alkahef
    ammaar alkahef
    Před 6 dny

    I watch the movie and tnheeville is build by the onesler niet by ohare do hè didnt help the people

  56. Cameron Wolf
    Cameron Wolf
    Před 7 dny

    O'Hair wanted to find ways to make the air quality in the town worse that's why he hired the guys giving the presentation "the more smog" bit was the point and the presenters outright states that is the point of the presentation. the guys where hired to make things worse so O'Hair could sell what people could get but would soon need specifically from him. the town is happy because of the fact that the "walls" of the town are a giant ventilation and filtration system that is declared as just a wall. and they only have so much room within this vent system. they can only go up as the population rises. that's why everything is so compact the houses are so tall (and hold several family members in the way they do) why a town so small we literally se all of then in one musical number need a seven story parking lot attached to nothing in the middle of town next to a "beach" that already has a parking lot there is simply no more room and there's nowhere to go. and O'Hair can turn off that vent system at any time because it was built and owned by his company. no mater how you spin it O'Hair is willing to put lives on the line for money he clearly docent need

  57. Xd gaming man
    Xd gaming man
    Před 7 dny

    Please stop doing the rhymes

  58. Xd gaming man
    Xd gaming man
    Před 7 dny

    Woo hoo

  59. shining baker246
    shining baker246
    Před 7 dny


  60. IWilNever
    Před 7 dny

    I’m still waiting for book theory

  61. Middleslip Watt
    Middleslip Watt
    Před 7 dny

    I’m mad you put that song on it will be my next few weeks

  62. nh sw
    nh sw
    Před 7 dny

    The cumbersome psychology conceivably smoke because backbone timely taste modulo a magenta birch. burly, abhorrent swamp

  63. Everett's Vlogs And Gaming
    Everett's Vlogs And Gaming
    Před 7 dny

    all the jokes make me feel at ease

  64. Haha no
    Haha no
    Před 7 dny

    Why are you booing me, I'm right

  65. Mama Bear
    Mama Bear
    Před 7 dny

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, but why are they speaking Vietnamese?

  66. Brian Witcher
    Brian Witcher
    Před 8 dny

    I don’t believe in this theory, but I support anyone who does. Also how the wat did O’hair get the air?

  67. CommanderEgg
    Před 8 dny


  68. The Lunar Wolf
    The Lunar Wolf
    Před 8 dny

    Ok but why did I never notice that the onceler (I probably spelled it wrong) had such beautiful eyelashes until this video

  69. Lahly Bird
    Lahly Bird
    Před 8 dny

    The air to water metaphor doesn't quite work, you see the water isn't outside the bottles as well as in them, it would be more realistic if mermaids were paying for bottled water or something, water for us has to be found a certain locations that we can't exactly carry it around the backpack with the air it surrounds us all the time and we breathe without even thinking about it

  70. Edgecrown
    Před 8 dny

    The lorx 14:53

  71. Gabe The meme human person
    Gabe The meme human person
    Před 8 dny

    The trees cant be harmed if the lorax is armed

  72. Daisy Cox
    Daisy Cox
    Před 8 dny

    when matpat said the shipping thing i made the mistake of searching it up- unkowing of the trauma and consequences that the discovery of the onceler fandom will cause for me. big mistake

  73. Gracie Pepper
    Gracie Pepper
    Před 9 dny

    I’m ma-a-a-a-at who you be. It’s time to do a film theory How ma-a-a-a-ad will you be We screwed up this bad movie “How ba-a-a-a-ad can I be?” The onceler isn’t really bad, you will see “How ba-a-a-a-ad can I be?” Your really not, quit the contrary How wrong could we possibly be?

  74. chaosmastermind
    Před 9 dny

    What I want to know is, where are all the other cities in the world? Is the whole entire world devastated like that? Or is it just the 10 mile radius around that one city? Is that city the only functioning city in the whole planet? What is beyond the area of clearcutting that the Onceler was able to destroy? There is no way he deforested the entire planet. So couldn't everyone just leave and move somewhere else? That town is only like a thousand people at most, they couldn't have possibly destroyed more than about 1000 trees. I mean the Earth has millions of trees, so I feel like the movie is overreacting a lot.

  75. Samuel Kennedy
    Samuel Kennedy
    Před 9 dny

    I think that this "consumer's fault for approving bad business with money" is something all gamers need to see.

  76. Jonah Wright
    Jonah Wright
    Před 9 dny

    The real ones were taught to take care of the environment because of Princess Mononoke

  77. Wilderbeast
    Před 9 dny

    So it is okay to defend Capitalism in fiction, but no in reality where we actually need to?

  78. Margaux Culerier
    Margaux Culerier
    Před 9 dny

    The well-off cause undeniably wait because liquor longitudinally scrub versus a sharp computer. yellow, judicious streetcar

  79. Cedez Reyes
    Cedez Reyes
    Před 10 dny


  80. Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral
    Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral
    Před 10 dny


  81. Anely Alvarez
    Anely Alvarez
    Před 10 dny

    Me as kid when I watch the lorax: I don't get it. Me now watching this video: gasp it all makes sense now aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  82. panzerkampfwagen
    Před 10 dny

    "I am the Lorax, and I speak for the trees." "And for some reason, they're speaking Vietnamese."

  83. MIKE Mike
    MIKE Mike
    Před 10 dny

    plot twist The Lorax drives a Supercharged V8

  84. Sephtis gacha 05
    Sephtis gacha 05
    Před 10 dny

    I know how to fix the movie simply if they replanted trees the movie wouldn't need a reason to exist

  85. The Gay Witch
    The Gay Witch
    Před 10 dny

    matpat: the one thing we can say is- *ad* *jooo shuuu shammm baa-* Me: wtf-

  86. Wilsey Zahner
    Wilsey Zahner
    Před 10 dny

    And freaking Comcast

  87. Matte W
    Matte W
    Před 10 dny

    Lorax sus

  88. Tv Head
    Tv Head
    Před 10 dny

    wait till matpat hears the cut song biggering that was replaced by how bad can i be

  89. wolfie joy
    wolfie joy
    Před 11 dny

    and thats why i dont say im apart of "us" I'm a gardener

  90. Tommy6therockstar hogan
    Tommy6therockstar hogan
    Před 11 dny

    Fun fact: If biggering actually existed, Oncler would've been a DEMON. He basically get's addicted to money and ACKNOWLEDGES he's destroying the forest and killing animals, but never stops

  91. Penny McMillan
    Penny McMillan
    Před 11 dny

    A three year old boys favourite movie just got ruined by matpat Not me my brother

  92. lumi tarigal
    lumi tarigal
    Před 11 dny

    yeah, but like the company is also at fault for not stopping. like, if they know if its not morally correct to continue the business, then the company should stop

  93. Wattenbarger Family
    Wattenbarger Family
    Před 11 dny

    Say something weird it's called thneedvill and the once making thneed

  94. This Idiot .-.
    This Idiot .-.
    Před 11 dny

    Not being rude but The first time Matpat said "how ba a a ad can I be." It sounded like a kazoo but he looks good in the top hat though

  95. rick costanzo
    rick costanzo
    Před 11 dny

    What about their food since no animals and water since it is toxic since the kid glows, huh matpat? Answer me in a video

    1. rick costanzo
      rick costanzo
      Před 11 dny

      Please matpat

  96. Micah Birdlover
    Micah Birdlover
    Před 11 dny

    i can't get enough of that intro 😂

  97. Dozed AK
    Dozed AK
    Před 12 dny

    I'm the bleach and I speak for the kids eat bleach

  98. Pural_lion27
    Před 12 dny

    The original lorax book was set after the Once-ler's tale.

  99. Victoria xo
    Victoria xo
    Před 12 dny

    I hate that ‘How Bad Can I Be’ song now because one time I was high asf with my friends and we watched this movie, and it was SO scary, I was like freaking out, and it was so loud too with surround sound, and the song kept getting worse and worse and more violent and we were like “bruh 😳😰”

  100. Oskar James
    Oskar James
    Před 12 dny

    I hate you lalalalala