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 Light6 mánuðum síðan

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

  2. Flygawne Bard of Light

    Flygawne Bard of Light9 dögum síðan

    @Loser_Quail yes.

  3. Loser_Quail

    Loser_Quail9 dögum síðan

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

  4. Dream Solo

    Dream Solo10 dögum síðan


  5. The Lorax

    The Lorax14 dögum síðan


  6. Caleb Shartzer

    Caleb Shartzer19 dögum síðan

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

  7. James Orr

    James Orr3 klukkustundum síðan

    This just reinforces my capitalistic beliefs 👍

  8. Noah Cline

    Noah Cline10 klukkustundum síðan

    I am the lorax I speak for the trees Why are they speaking vietnamese

  9. Aidenb200

    Aidenb20011 klukkustundum síðan

    Ralsei deltarune destroys the ecosystem

  10. RatQueenIsAFurry

    RatQueenIsAFurry12 klukkustundum síðan

    14:53 true true

  11. OneThing

    OneThing17 klukkustundum síðan

    Can’t believe he was a simp

  12. SpiritualIdiot

    SpiritualIdiot18 klukkustundum síðan

    I like how bottled water is called fresher but it just tastes like plastic a lot of the time

  13. bg se

    bg se23 klukkustundum síðan

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

  14. Victory Belial

    Victory BelialDegi Síðan síðan

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


    KAIDOU SHUNDegi Síðan síðan

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

  16. that one guy

    that one guyDegi Síðan síðan

    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.

  17. Nicole Collins

    Nicole CollinsDegi Síðan síðan

    1 Fury I actually get

  18. Jenya Hyde

    Jenya HydeDegi Síðan síðan

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

  19. Seb Rod

    Seb RodDegi Síðan síðan

    This is like a market type socialist society.

  20. Andrew White

    Andrew WhiteDegi Síðan síðan

    D dd

  21. Andrew White

    Andrew WhiteDegi Síðan síðan


  22. Andrew White

    Andrew WhiteDegi Síðan síðan

    In a brand new parking lot

  23. Brea _Playz

    Brea _PlayzDegi Síðan síðan

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

  24. Nami Rayearth

    Nami Rayearth2 dögum síðan

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

  25. eidane

    eidane2 dögum síðan

    USA is a corpatocracy if we look from the outside.

  26. The golden crusader

    The golden crusader2 dögum síðan

    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

  27. Derpe von doodle burg

    Derpe von doodle burg2 dögum síðan

    ok but like where does the oxygen come from then?

  28. H2O_iq

    H2O_iq2 dögum síðan

    is there a reason why ohair doesnt want the trees there

  29. ꧁𝕝𝕖𝕩.𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕫꧂

    ꧁𝕝𝕖𝕩.𝕝𝕒𝕓𝕫꧂2 dögum síðan

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

  30. Aubrey Boyd

    Aubrey Boyd2 dögum síðan

    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

  31. gutty funny man

    gutty funny man2 dögum síðan

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

  32. PR0P3R PL4Y3R

    PR0P3R PL4Y3R2 dögum síðan


  33. Hegmann Kandy

    Hegmann Kandy2 dögum síðan

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

  34. Yohan Perera

    Yohan Perera2 dögum síðan

    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

  35. jacob mccabe

    jacob mccabe2 dögum síðan

    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.

  36. Knox Koontz

    Knox Koontz2 dögum síðan

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

  37. rodriguez brothers

    rodriguez brothers3 dögum síðan

    So they should keep it a wasteland?

  38. Abaddon Ginger

    Abaddon Ginger3 dögum síðan

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

  39. OnlyOnePerson

    OnlyOnePerson3 dögum síðan

    filmn theory how did he make the air?

  40. Jason Smith

    Jason Smith3 dögum síðan

    I liked the start

  41. Gaddy Ruiz

    Gaddy Ruiz3 dögum síðan

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

  42. Måria Jakabová

    Måria Jakabová3 dögum síðan

    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.

  43. OriginalAccount

    OriginalAccount4 dögum síðan

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

  44. Ashhad Anwar

    Ashhad Anwar4 dögum síðan

    the like to dislike ratio halved compared to his other videos

  45. Animator ist

    Animator ist4 dögum síðan

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

  46. naruto reacts

    naruto reacts4 dögum síðan

    How maaaad can I be

  47. Corbin M

    Corbin M5 dögum síðan

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

  48. Corbin M

    Corbin M5 dögum síðan

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

  49. Joaquin Gauna

    Joaquin Gauna5 dögum síðan


  50. Luíza Fagundes

    Luíza Fagundes5 dögum síðan

    Great video!!!

  51. SEC3

    SEC35 dögum síðan

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

  52. Soarcio Feuer

    Soarcio Feuer6 dögum síðan

    Dr Seuss Was communist

  53. Dude Naturo

    Dude Naturo6 dögum síðan

    Mat pat freestyle next video

  54. Patrick Jeffrey

    Patrick Jeffrey6 dögum síðan

    The Onceler's mum is a gold digger!

  55. Mason Desmond

    Mason Desmond6 dögum síðan

    ted a simp bruh lol

  56. Axneleo

    Axneleo6 dögum síðan

    LOL we just knew your password

  57. Stephanie Chamberlin

    Stephanie Chamberlin6 dögum síðan

    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.

  58. Sweaty Baguette

    Sweaty Baguette6 dögum síðan

    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

  59. Chris Corum

    Chris Corum6 dögum síðan

    Very interesting point.

  60. CHARMI P M

    CHARMI P M7 dögum síðan

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

  61. John Parker

    John Parker7 dögum síðan

    Also attacking blind consumerism- also based

  62. John Parker

    John Parker7 dögum síðan

    Based free-market support Film Theory

  63. brick bro 619

    brick bro 6197 dögum síðan

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

  64. Marcel

    Marcel7 dögum síðan

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

  65. LightNight Gamez

    LightNight Gamez7 dögum síðan

    WoW Deep

  66. thecool husky20

    thecool husky207 dögum síðan

    "By hooker by crook" - Matpat,2020

  67. ammaar alkahef

    ammaar alkahef7 dögum síðan

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

  68. Cameron Wolf

    Cameron Wolf7 dögum síðan

    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

  69. Xd gaming man

    Xd gaming man7 dögum síðan

    Please stop doing the rhymes

  70. Xd gaming man

    Xd gaming man7 dögum síðan

    Woo hoo

  71. shining baker246

    shining baker2468 dögum síðan


  72. IWilNever

    IWilNever8 dögum síðan

    I’m still waiting for book theory

  73. Middleslip Watt

    Middleslip Watt8 dögum síðan

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

  74. nh sw

    nh sw8 dögum síðan

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

  75. Everett's Vlogs And Gaming

    Everett's Vlogs And Gaming8 dögum síðan

    all the jokes make me feel at ease

  76. Haha no

    Haha no8 dögum síðan

    Why are you booing me, I'm right

  77. Mama Bear

    Mama Bear8 dögum síðan

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

  78. Brian Witcher

    Brian Witcher8 dögum síðan

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

  79. CommanderEgg

    CommanderEgg8 dögum síðan


  80. The Lunar Wolf

    The Lunar Wolf9 dögum síðan

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

  81. Lahly Bird

    Lahly Bird9 dögum síðan

    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

  82. Edgecrown

    Edgecrown9 dögum síðan

    The lorx 14:53

  83. Gabe The meme human person

    Gabe The meme human person9 dögum síðan

    The trees cant be harmed if the lorax is armed

  84. Daisy Cox

    Daisy Cox9 dögum síðan

    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

  85. Gracie Pepper

    Gracie Pepper10 dögum síðan

    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?

  86. chaosmastermind

    chaosmastermind10 dögum síðan

    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.

  87. Samuel Kennedy

    Samuel Kennedy10 dögum síðan

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

  88. Jonah Wright

    Jonah Wright10 dögum síðan

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

  89. Wilderbeast

    Wilderbeast10 dögum síðan

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

  90. Margaux Culerier

    Margaux Culerier10 dögum síðan

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

  91. Cedez Reyes

    Cedez Reyes11 dögum síðan


  92. Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral

    Godwin Immanuel Zane Gabral11 dögum síðan


  93. Anely Alvarez

    Anely Alvarez11 dögum síðan

    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.

  94. panzerkampfwagen

    panzerkampfwagen11 dögum síðan

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

  95. MIKE Mike

    MIKE Mike11 dögum síðan

    plot twist The Lorax drives a Supercharged V8

  96. Sephtis gacha 05

    Sephtis gacha 0511 dögum síðan

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

  97. The Gay Witch

    The Gay Witch11 dögum síðan

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

  98. Wilsey Zahner

    Wilsey Zahner11 dögum síðan

    And freaking Comcast

  99. Matte W

    Matte W11 dögum síðan

    Lorax sus

  100. Tv Head

    Tv Head11 dögum síðan

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

  101. wolfie joy

    wolfie joy12 dögum síðan

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

  102. Tommy6therockstar hogan

    Tommy6therockstar hogan12 dögum síðan

    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

  103. Penny McMillan

    Penny McMillan12 dögum síðan

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

  104. lumi tarigal

    lumi tarigal12 dögum síðan

    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

  105. Wattenbarger Family

    Wattenbarger Family12 dögum síðan

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

  106. This Idiot .-.

    This Idiot .-.12 dögum síðan

    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