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

  • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
    FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

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

    • FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind
      FlygawneDezert Mage of Mind

      @naoki zuzuki Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any psychological trauma inflicted by the Onceler Fandom

    • naoki zuzuki
      naoki zuzuki

      Lol how bad could it be After telling me that cars has organs

    • Ashley brown
      Ashley brown

      That's actually true

    • JupiterKnight

      yes lol

    • Jyryl Crest Biboso
      Jyryl Crest Biboso

      His crush is like 5 years older than him

  • Ally Lewis
    Ally Lewis

    "Audrey doesn't want a forrest, she just wants a tree for the funsies", in a world without trees.. ok, I dont want one unicorn, I want an entire herd of unicorns

  • Kryptic Monster
    Kryptic Monster

    Am I the only one who likes this movie?

  • Olive Regan
    Olive Regan

    I understood this story. It is baciclly about the person that cut down trees and sick songs. ( Yeah I didn't know what to say there. Hehe.

  • henry grant
    henry grant

    mr.beast is a good guy. #teamtrees

  • Mythic Monster
    Mythic Monster

    perfect meme

  • Angel Rodriguez
    Angel Rodriguez

    Love the intro 😍😍😍😍👍👍👍❤️❤️❤️😍😍🍀😆

  • Free Toes
    Free Toes

    Matpat it’s just a kids movie

  • *Suki*

    isn't it so weird that there selling a basic human necessity- oh wait

  • Jake P
    Jake P

    I also want to say that yes the public tells big businesses we want to destroy the environment, we also can tell the big businesses to do better with how we recycle and save the environment

  • Orange Tabby7
    Orange Tabby7

    14:52 NANI?!?!

  • AudriAnna O'Connor
    AudriAnna O'Connor

    I used to loved this movie. Now I hate it

  • Rockey

    "We're the bad guys?"

  • Adam Teeple
    Adam Teeple

    We'll take all your passwords and "protect" them for you

  • Pog Champ
    Pog Champ

    Ah yes, the Onceler, Wilbur Soot in his real form.

  • wild wolfs
    wild wolfs

    I agree and disagree I say the mom is the real enemy for being a gold digger and not caring about anyone

  • Xx_itz_trickster_xX

    Everyone theorizing even me : My mind : WHATS THE INTRO SONG

  • Keith Phillips
    Keith Phillips

    Why do you do this innocent shows movies and other things

  • Faith

    I canr for the life of me see the Onceler as anyone other than Wilbur

  • The Q
    The Q

    Finally someone pointed out how fucking useless team trees was.

  • Cole99v

    Also managed forest does not equal managed environment. It can but doesn't automatically.

  • Cole99v

    Tumblr also loves that he thinks he's the good guy

  • Paytown _
    Paytown _

    Bestie and I mean this in the nicest possible way keep your tumblr angst where it belongs

  • Hollow Knight
    Hollow Knight

    How baaa(video copyrighted)

  • don lee
    don lee

    O’Har could of made people pay taxes for the air

  • Filo Sofia
    Filo Sofia

    Pls don't resurrect this

  • Halil Ibrahim Gülen
    Halil Ibrahim Gülen

    May I get the lyrics for that (0:00) song ? it's kinda hard to hear your voice through the music.

  • Josh's Epic Minecraft Videos
    Josh's Epic Minecraft Videos

    Mr. Beast > the lorax

  • Puffy Nugget
    Puffy Nugget

    Whats their money made of? 👁️👄👁️

  • DinoPlayz

    So close to 10 MiL!!!!!!!

  • Scourge The king
    Scourge The king

    Video game/movie fandoms rely more on matpat more than they rely on stuff told in the movies/games

  • I'm too Lazy to edit and I like trains NB-AB
    I'm too Lazy to edit and I like trains NB-AB

    Could you make a video with just only Rhymes no Rhyme or Reason Just brimnes because I think you're pretty good at it personally

  • fnaf fan Z love
    fnaf fan Z love

    your not always wrong ✅

  • Smaksjsjskahsnsmaksk

    But if you really think about it it’s basically the big banks fault for bringing humanity

  • Gracie Fitzpeter
    Gracie Fitzpeter

    I'm not sure it's accurate that the consumer is able to 'choose' which corporation to support with their dollar. I mean going off of your water example, sure, you can get water out of the tap, water bills are a thing, but yes technically speaking no one has to buy bottled water. Except if you look at a place like Flint Michigan, where the tapped water is literally poision, yeah they kinda 100% depended on bottled water. That's not them choosing with their dollar, that's them being forced into a corner. There's also the fact that a lot of companies have near monopolies in the market nowadays. Let's say you have moral qualms with the way Coca Cola is running things. You would have to give up Dasani, Smart Water, Minute Maid, Simply, Honest Tea, Fuze Tea, Costa Coffee, Powerade, Schweppes, Vitamin Water, Gold Peak, Fresca, etc. etc. If you have an issue with the way Amazon runs things, you can't use Twitch anymore, or shop at Whole Foods. Nestle owns over 2000 brands. Sure making a statement with your dollar sounds good when there are thousands and thousands of companies to choose from... but there isn't. And that's not even touching on how places like Comcast have been voted the worse customer service time and time again, and it doesn't affect their bottom line because the internet/cable providers purposefully space themselves out so they don't have to compete with each other. If you live in an area that only has comcast... Then you're getting comcast. You don't have a choice.

  • Jonathan dream land
    Jonathan dream land

    at least the lorax is back

  • Marjorie Jenkins
    Marjorie Jenkins

    The billowy tub remarkably strap because almanac precisely nod on a bewildered raven. enormous, uninterested laundry

  • Esben Hunnerup
    Esben Hunnerup

    How long did you take to make everything Ryan😂

  • Dream

    "I am the Lorax... I speak for the trees... NOW SAVE THE AMAZON OR I'LL STEAL YOUR KNEES!"

  • payday payday
    payday payday

    0:25 we get it children's books and their rhymes. love it.

  • Golley Family
    Golley Family

    I like that mtro Its nice

  • Brody Wilson
    Brody Wilson

    When you mentioned that bottled water being like the air in the movie you said I thought the METAPHOR was clear but because you used like means it's a simile

  • Red Steampunk
    Red Steampunk

    biggering would have made the onceler cool. A look that what woulda been.

  • Daan Teunissen
    Daan Teunissen

    let it die let it die let it swibble up inside

  • WildFox

    More reasons that “Biggerring” should have made the cut.

  • Evelynn Smith-Gordon
    Evelynn Smith-Gordon

    I just found you channel today and cant. Stop. Watching. Already subscribed

  • Chicken Games!
    Chicken Games!

    O Hare is prob dead because he caught a ride on a hat!


    I didn't remember paying money for air and a dumb scarf.

  • Nagito Komaeda
    Nagito Komaeda

    i just think he's pretty

  • Kai Is Bored
    Kai Is Bored

    The Onceler is a perfect character for Ed Helms-

  • Kai Is Bored
    Kai Is Bored

    I came out as non binary and got a hair cut. Apparently I looked with O’Hare (or how ever you spell it) and I embraced it. I wore an outfit like his to picture day and it’s now immortalized in picture form-

  • erik simons
    erik simons

    Hey mat pat One thing to know is that even though you’re right you can’t judged the movies it is what it is and you can’t judge it all.

  • ZGuy0fSci

    Yup. So until and unless people don't buy things like the Sequel Trilogy stuff or related to the hiiiiiiigh republic, they'll just keep it up, same for supporting say Trovo instead of Twitch, maybe. And we've seen in time slowly that Collectivist Voices from Conservatives can make slow change.

  • Guy That
    Guy That

    Did you think for a minute about compressed air

  • Squallycellar 25
    Squallycellar 25

    Everyone : we will die if trees don’t exist Cyanobacteria: am I a joke to you

  • Sky Cookie
    Sky Cookie

    How much I wish I used this for a school assignment you will not believe.

  • Ty'Mari Randolph
    Ty'Mari Randolph


  • Benjamin Bierley
    Benjamin Bierley

    Earworms...the word for the music is earworms, music that are designed to get stuck in your head, granted their "good" earworms, but yeah...

  • Voltek the Cyborg
    Voltek the Cyborg

    When I rewatched the movie (before this theory) I was like, "Hey, shouldn't the Onceler had replanted the trees and make his business prosper?" And then BOOM, this came out and I was happy

  • Irwan Nirwana
    Irwan Nirwana

    The lorax is sus

  • knightowl_artist

    Lemme just throw something out here... the best dystopia is one that seems like a utopia.

  • TheWalkingTrashCan

    1:14 were you expecting a but? :2 seconds later BUT-

  • I Trigger People For Fun
    I Trigger People For Fun

    This is the only theory I've seen on this channel that is 100% correct.

  • Quirky Chicken's
    Quirky Chicken's


  • Despina Topapaki
    Despina Topapaki

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees, and after watching this, I'm a Film Theorist ❤🖤

  • Matthew Murray
    Matthew Murray

    I m not sure I syould watch this its my 2nd favorite movie after the croods and matpats track record with ruining childhood classics is.... lets leave it at that

  • Blue Shell
    Blue Shell

    I dunno. This seems a lil half-baked. But eh whatever

  • Nav

    Theodor Seuss Geisel

  • Nicolas Cruz
    Nicolas Cruz

    Honestly, we just need this man to be the 100000000iq man to tell us that Dr. Seuss has a bigger brain than most people realized. He sent messages out there that were much larger than we realized.

  • Andre Carpenter
    Andre Carpenter

    Biggering disproves this theory in a way by showing how he is very aware that he is killing things but doesn’t care as long as his business grows

  • Honkai gamer
    Honkai gamer

    When they like it and you want them to make them happy you cant just stop

  • Supernova Spirit
    Supernova Spirit

    See thats why if you wanna watch a good movie about deforestation you watch Ferngully.

  • The Helix of Life
    The Helix of Life

    I dunno, I always figured that the bottles of air were pressurized

  • pixel pirate
    pixel pirate

    wait what about the radioactive child?

  • Victor Yanez
    Victor Yanez

    Wow. Finally... After all this time I've finally saw a video where he points the finger at the viewer. 😞

  • Zinc Shepherd
    Zinc Shepherd

    ⚠️ WARNING⚠️ long wind opinion below: I agree with most of your points, except your bad guy conclusion. We definitely need to take responsibility for the companies we support, but that wouldn't be something we'd have to be concerned about if those said companies weren't doing bad in the first place. The Onceler admits several times in his song to: 1. Lying in legal court. (Presumably about the damage he's causing) And 2. Donating to fake charities for the sake of boosting public image. Both of which are acts that obscure the consumers ability to have a responsible and informed perspective of his company. No one asked him to destroy the forest. It's the decision that he made, the sacrifice he chose because people liked his product. Even by your theory's logic, O-hare made the decision to allow people to believe that the air wasn't safe in order to make a profit. That's why he's was so against trees. It would destroy his illusion. He was effectively trying to stealing away the people's freedom, by ensuring the outside world would stay unlivable. I find the message that companies should not be held responsible for their destructive actions as an incredibly toxic message to spread, and I really hope that you're not intentionally perpetrating this ideology.

  • Headpfones

    I have a thought. Maybe Illumination didn’t miss the point, maybe like how it’s been shown, we ended up missing what was put right in front of us

  • The cringe coconut !
    The cringe coconut !

    Ok but how does the oncler breath air just fine

  • Dummy Dummy
    Dummy Dummy

    Lorax: *UNLESS* you can do something about pollution, it will only get worse. Also Lorax: *BUy THis mAzda tHat iS COmpleteLy nOt GAs-EFFicient aNd tHat iS UsInG FoSSil FUeLs ConSTaNtLY.*

  • SNImportant

    Nice song

  • H H
    H H

    We live in a society... 😩

  • ArthroMan

    I'm the Lorax I speak for the trees and for some reason their speaking vietnamese

  • KiziFromRealm

    Lol I love the Intro

  • Hows your day?
    Hows your day?

    Also, the oncler also gives Ted the seed after he *knows* that Ted just wants a kiss from Aubrey also great video!

  • Weird Conrad
    Weird Conrad

    I was really sad that he didn’t go “aaaaaaaand CUT!! Thanks for watching” :(

  • USSR

    acualy its a kids movie those buisness men are the villans plus if u werent moneytizing this u would never do it

  • Domas Svirskis
    Domas Svirskis

    if the lorax is armed no trea is harmed

  • DarkSkull 2597
    DarkSkull 2597

    Actually O'Hare didn't create the town, the Oncler created the town

  • B T
    B T

    14:53 *Amogus*

  • BIazeGod

    If you have headphones or speakers, listen to 13:10 without the left side.

  • Oompa Loompa
    Oompa Loompa

    Song name

  • ComputerDefeated

    this just feels like a critique of the Lorax 2012 movie but hey... that's just facts, dude, this movie sucks.

  • Xothecat7

    Omg that intro though

  • Chocolate Kitkatz
    Chocolate Kitkatz

    I think the reason Ohare didn’t want to plant the tree is because the process of it getting cut down and becoming a wasteland again could happen

  • samuel hopkins
    samuel hopkins

    you have forgotten the water pollution in the opening song a child stats "i just went swimming and now i glow" we later learb the childs name is Wesley in the song let it grow. the city of thneedville sustains its self by maintaining the very same negligent buisness practices that destroyed the world around them listen to the opening song again and you will understand why the trees have not grown back on there own the pollution level produced by the city has ensured that there is no chance that the environment can recover while the onceler and theed co may have destroyed all the trees the acts of thneed ville prev the trees from regrowing

  • Jessica Goin
    Jessica Goin

    Can you now do ENA plz, I would love to see that

  • Josh Blalock
    Josh Blalock

    I didn’t buy nothing

  • Rafaela Vera Lugo
    Rafaela Vera Lugo

    I have a question: If there are no plants, how are they living on just the air and that jello food?

  • Ruby Schuyler
    Ruby Schuyler

    I support team trees but I only have $3.20. With no way of getting it to Mr. beast or mark Rober!

  • Short dumb person
    Short dumb person

    Ok but like why does that one kid glow if there’s not that much pollution?