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
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Disclaimer: Film Theory is not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler fandom.
Michał Wołkowicz
Michał Wołkowicz 22 цагийн өмнө
David Velerajter
David Velerajter 5 өдрийн өмнө
JayBrant_ 101
JayBrant_ 101 9 өдрийн өмнө
What is the onceler fandom
Yoshikage _kira9
Yoshikage _kira9 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Why wait really
Wolfielester Ultima27
Wolfielester Ultima27 16 өдрийн өмнө
Also I love I hopxD
Barbara Zhang
Barbara Zhang 4 цагийн өмнө
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.
Bro Action
Bro Action 9 цагийн өмнө
We need RicK and MOrty Videos..!!
Taylor Watson
Taylor Watson 9 цагийн өмнө
I loved 🥰 the singing mat pat
*•Brownie Bears•*
*•Brownie Bears•* 10 цагийн өмнө
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”😂
scorpiox 12 цагийн өмнө
I loved tis movie as a kid so im kinda bias.
Caleb Sanchez
Caleb Sanchez 14 цагийн өмнө
Like everything u buy in store u can have it for free u just need to make it other than air.
crazitaco 16 цагийн өмнө
MatPat: We are all partly responsible for environmental destruction. Commies: LALALALALAL I CAN'T HEAR YOU
Matthew Atwater
Matthew Atwater 17 цагийн өмнө
I mean the residents of flint michigan might disagree on the need for bottled water.
Lushiene Sumagaysay
Lushiene Sumagaysay Өдрийн өмнө
the film theorists: how ba a ad can i be me:idk gt a axc and chop wood so we know
Marita Smith
Marita Smith Өдрийн өмнө
I was not expecting a lesson on ethics when I clicked on this video, but I’m not disappointed in the slightest.
Galaxy_world 847
Galaxy_world 847 Өдрийн өмнө
havahog Өдрийн өмнө
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.
Sheev Palpatine
Sheev Palpatine Өдрийн өмнө
Movie plot explained poorly: Teen boy saves nature by simping
Franco Өдрийн өмнө
Y do u ruin everything
ItsMeCODY Өдрийн өмнө
11:58 So team trees was for nothing...?
Me me
Me me 2 өдрийн өмнө
Earth's oxygen most (70%) of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by marine plants.
sangura sky
sangura sky 2 өдрийн өмнө
6:43 sorry it's not work in Thailand we cannot eat water from the sink we literally have to buy it
Steven Tipton
Steven Tipton 2 өдрийн өмнө
Great video dude
Monica Chin
Monica Chin 2 өдрийн өмнө
You actually ruin my childhood
Am not Bothered.
Am not Bothered. 2 өдрийн өмнө
What if they are all the bad guys what if this film just says humanity sucks
Dan John
Dan John 2 өдрийн өмнө
*looks at social media*
The Void30
The Void30 2 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Rylee Barclay
Rylee Barclay 2 өдрийн өмнө
the oncelers hot
Alex Exley
Alex Exley 2 өдрийн өмнө
I don't think this goes deep enough
C-Note 2 өдрийн өмнө
MatPat: They totally negate the message of the original story. Me: THANK YOU!
Alayna Fick
Alayna Fick 2 өдрийн өмнө
I hate bottled water... It tastes weird٫ so I drink filtered water in glass pickle jars. yeah
stephanie dooher
stephanie dooher 2 өдрийн өмнө
you are rong
Enzo Coupat
Enzo Coupat 3 өдрийн өмнө
This is a shallow neoliberal take on corporations. Disappointed
Fladee Mhel Carreon
Fladee Mhel Carreon 3 өдрийн өмнө
The question is: Who is the VILLIAN of the Lorax?
Shnobbs Studios
Shnobbs Studios 3 өдрийн өмнө
He could have just cut the top of the tree. Problem solved.
william delgado
william delgado 3 өдрийн өмнө
AHAH!!!! 🔪💀😈😈☠️👻
Alan Calderon-Aguilar
Alan Calderon-Aguilar 3 өдрийн өмнө
"We live, In a society."
wolfn 24ze
wolfn 24ze 3 өдрийн өмнө
Matt drinks water from the tap
Austin The San-Antonian
Austin The San-Antonian 4 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Leo Roman Mabiasen
Leo Roman Mabiasen 4 өдрийн өмнө
Matpat: the onceler is not the bad guy Also what the onceler said: WHO CARES IF A FEW TREES ARE DIYIN’
Sir Raulo
Sir Raulo 4 өдрийн өмнө
There is no product if there is no demand.
LordVandor1 4 өдрийн өмнө
Morale of the story: capitalism is OUR fault
T B 4 өдрийн өмнө
Where were all the Thneedvillians that don't believe in "trees"?
Leo Roman Mabiasen
Leo Roman Mabiasen 4 өдрийн өмнө
Matpat: bottled water is technically useless It’s not like everyone lives near a river!
crazitaco 16 цагийн өмнө
@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.
Dan Al
Dan Al 4 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Isaiah Williams
Isaiah Williams 4 өдрийн өмнө
Prolly one of the worst theories he’s put out in my opinion
Libre Thai
Libre Thai 4 өдрийн өмнө
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.
Prawn King
Prawn King 4 өдрийн өмнө
The movie clearly focuses on the animals as the beings that were affected the most. That's literally the whole point of the movie.
shaunthegoat 4 өдрийн өмнө
I'm the lorax I speak for the trees respect nature or ill break your knees
David Velerajter
David Velerajter 5 өдрийн өмнө
Ellis Worcester
Ellis Worcester 5 өдрийн өмнө
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
Joshua Montgomery
Joshua Montgomery 5 өдрийн өмнө
Cool. You now understand advertising.
ChickBee 5 өдрийн өмнө
this. this is my favorite movie! ill be dam if you say anything bad about it! >:( im kidding "^^
Pop Culture Entertainment
Pop Culture Entertainment 5 өдрийн өмнө
I’m watching this in science class to learn about how trees grow.... for some reason
Logan Livingstone
Logan Livingstone 5 өдрийн өмнө
Logan Livingstone
Logan Livingstone 5 өдрийн өмнө
ash 5 өдрийн өмнө
The lorax was one of my favorite movies growing up Thanks matpat, another one destroyed
JusCallMeBea 5 өдрийн өмнө
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.
MOOZE Gamer15
MOOZE Gamer15 5 өдрийн өмнө
Pls Dr. Seuss' horton hears a who.
Jordan 6 өдрийн өмнө
so I guess this is just a video about Neoliberalism
Himedo15 6 өдрийн өмнө
corporate simping
Meghan Angela
Meghan Angela 6 өдрийн өмнө
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
Charles stick man Government
Charles stick man Government 6 өдрийн өмнө
I love your videos
Manh Tran
Manh Tran 6 өдрийн өмнө
I ,Once-ler ,have a dream*guitar playing noise*
Jabari Chalas
Jabari Chalas 6 өдрийн өмнө
I forgot about lorax
Ferdinand Po
Ferdinand Po 7 өдрийн өмнө
This is very anthrocentric
RMGOTJAMS 7 өдрийн өмнө
Anyone: No one can ruin the Lorax Film Theory: Hold my thinking cap
Fot Thot
Fot Thot 7 өдрийн өмнө
Ted is the og simp
Pat Hamilton
Pat Hamilton 7 өдрийн өмнө
I'm am the lorax. I speak for the tree's. And some fucking reason. They speak Vietnameses
Jaron Froman
Jaron Froman 7 өдрийн өмнө
I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. If you keep cutting them down , the bears will feast on ya knees
Finnegan fox
Finnegan fox 7 өдрийн өмнө
How baddddddd can I be?
Killua Zoldyck
Killua Zoldyck 7 өдрийн өмнө
Matt there eating jello again there eating JELLO
S y k o
S y k o 8 өдрийн өмнө
Save the trees or lose your knees.
Overlord 81
Overlord 81 8 өдрийн өмнө
13:12 In the background it sounds like: "Hey! Stop! Stop! Stop!"
Quantum Proton
Quantum Proton 8 өдрийн өмнө
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.
YoshiMagic 8 өдрийн өмнө
Mean while in a ulternate universe: ohear is selling smoke in a bottle and the human race is coming to a end
Finn Masterson
Finn Masterson 8 өдрийн өмнө
Leena A.
Leena A. 8 өдрийн өмнө
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.
RayRay 8 өдрийн өмнө
RayRay 8 өдрийн өмнө
Check his other channel out too
Pyper Pepper
Pyper Pepper 9 өдрийн өмнө
Reminder thag bad people can do good things (and vice versa)
Maxwell Mcellis
Maxwell Mcellis 9 өдрийн өмнө
the antagonist is capitalism
Beckett Smith
Beckett Smith 9 өдрийн өмнө
Great intro
eikcim 1728
eikcim 1728 9 өдрийн өмнө
so the message is still screw capitalism... just not in that way
eikcim 1728
eikcim 1728 9 өдрийн өмнө
“it’s not evil, just stupid and bad business.” 😃☝️
Darc Hart94
Darc Hart94 9 өдрийн өмнө
Way to put a damper on the people who spent 20 million for a charity that was ultimately kinda pointless
saftey master zach Mcpherson
saftey master zach Mcpherson 9 өдрийн өмнө
woken in a nutshell
Avery Merva
Avery Merva 9 өдрийн өмнө
"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
•Literal• Simp
•Literal• Simp 10 өдрийн өмнө
I have a music playlist on MNpost and ig I accidentally put this in there and I was listening to a calm song and then suddenly, “hOW mAaAad wiLL yOu bE”
TimeIsSketch 10 өдрийн өмнө
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-
sorce 16
sorce 16 10 өдрийн өмнө
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
Lego007guy M
Lego007guy M 10 өдрийн өмнө
Still enjoy the movie
Lily Hanson
Lily Hanson 10 өдрийн өмнө
Hey... the movie is actually really good...
SilverDragon128 10 өдрийн өмнө
But they're the bad guys for manipulating the people into thinking they need to rely on them
Veronica Piccinini
Veronica Piccinini 11 өдрийн өмнө
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
One million subscribers with zero vids
One million subscribers with zero vids 11 өдрийн өмнө
Amber Rastogi
Amber Rastogi 11 өдрийн өмнө
also his mom
Jacob Huntington
Jacob Huntington 11 өдрийн өмнө
This is a good way to show how teenagers shouldn’t act like they know how life, politics, and economics work
Matthew Boyd
Matthew Boyd 11 өдрийн өмнө
Consumers demanding something that's destroying the Earth. This is why we will die to climate change, not because we couldn't stop it from happening but because we demanded that it happen. So unless you can convince everyone to buy an electric car solar panels and batteries for the house and to go vegan.. well, if you think 2020 was bad you ain't said nothing yet. Because the next three decades will be just like it, the first third you don't see much of anything, The second third you see all the horrors and what is to come, and then the last it all comes and you're not ready.
Junebug 11 өдрийн өмнө
but how did o'hare make thneedville livable without trees? we can't live without trees and like mapat said he didn't produce enough oxygen with those jugs of air
Seth Grant
Seth Grant 12 өдрийн өмнө
your next chanal shod be dino thery
Sallyanne Gooch
Sallyanne Gooch 12 өдрийн өмнө
Any one on MNpost watching this video do you know Mr.beast
spider girl gamer
spider girl gamer 12 өдрийн өмнө
The intro tho lol
Anti-HyperLink 12 өдрийн өмнө
Neither are to blame? Okay, no. I've seen the movie, I have eyes, ears, and I'm not an idiot. You're wrong. The short fellow is absolutely the villain. The Oncler was influenced by his family but he's still absolutely a terrible person that made bad decision. Another MatPat video that seems to be going in an interesting direction but ultimately spirals down a rabbit hole of nonsense.
Anti-HyperLink 12 өдрийн өмнө
Is IHOP bad for the environment? Printers maybe. Definitely gas guzzling cars. I don't really know what com cast even is.
Anti-HyperLink 12 өдрийн өмнө
I don't think it was necessarily corporate greed, just greed in general. It's a cautionary tale about balance and not taking too much. It's fine to take from the environment for yourself, but you need to learn to give back to Mother Earth. Because she's the only one we've got.
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