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A Close Look at The Lorax

Big Joel
Big Joel

Hey everyone. I thought it was a bit strange that I didn't explicitly source Baudrillard's "Simulation and Simulacra" at the end of this video. I sorta just forgot haha. At any rate, his work informs a lot of the things I talk about here. I'll leave a link to it, in case you're interested: https://epk.home.xs4all.nl/theory/Simulation/Baudrillard_Simulacra%20and%20Simulations.pdf

8 mesi fa
T Green
T Green

666 likes😎

25 giorni fa
kiki johansen
kiki johansen

Was waiting for that Baudrillard mention. Glad I scrolled down.

26 giorni fa
Tom Jameson
Tom Jameson

Big Joel ffff

26 giorni fa
Bert Da Warrior
Bert Da Warrior

"He yearns to have intellectual influence, but must fend off serious analysis of his writing, remaining free to leap from one bombastic assertion to the next no matter how brazen. Your place is to buy his books, adopt his jargon, and drop his name whenever possible." - Philosopher Denis Dutton, on Post-Modern Philosopher Jean Baudrillard. I've run into Jean Baudrillard in my academic studies as well. I think he is what you call an obscurantist, which is why his work is hard to read. It may have been written deliberately hard to read in order to beat your head into submission so that you'd think Jean Baudrillard is smarter than he actually is. The Matrix movies were heavily influenced by his work, the Wachowski siblings read Simulacra and Simulation, and believed it to be an expansion of Plato's Cave analogy, and proceeded to make a movie about just that, about people locked in a hyper-reality that disguises the absence of truth. Funny enough Jean Baudrillard went on to claim that the Wachowski siblings missed the point of his work, so who really knows what he's talking about?

2 mesi fa
Peter Adams
Peter Adams

In school at social studies we’re learning about the economy, supply and demand, etc. so we watched the original Lorax movie

21 ora fa
Celivalg
Celivalg

honestly you can find good interpretation everywhere, even in the worst films, however In art, I won't say that the real interpretation is the one the author inserted in his piece, maybe it has more value, but any interpretation is a good one (provided it's done correctly) and this interpretation of the lorax is a good one

Giorno fa
Max gaydo N
Max gaydo N

Shut the fuck up the lorax is the best film ever

3 giorni fa
Samson
Samson

This is deep.

3 giorni fa
Zach Basinger
Zach Basinger

how do the cars with one wheel turn?!

3 giorni fa
KnightofFunnyJunk
KnightofFunnyJunk

https://www.deviantart.com/murrlogic1/gallery/ The idea that Dr Seuss created an entire civilization based around how much they enjoy polluting goes really well with the art I draw on my DA

3 giorni fa
Diabolical Entity
Diabolical Entity

NO STEPHEN HILLENBURG IS GONE D':

5 giorni fa
Daniel Romero
Daniel Romero

You're a retarded. This video is bad. You're just talking trying to be edgy. Ugh waste of time

7 giorni fa
Sparrisguy
Sparrisguy

am I the only one who calls "Oh hair" kim jong un?

7 giorni fa
mr no no
mr no no

For me the lorax was 8/10

7 giorni fa
I Believe In Gaming
I Believe In Gaming

Where is the line between natural and supernatural oh wait supernatural doesn't exist

8 giorni fa
Matthew
Matthew

Really interesting point about replacing the intrinsic value of nature with the three extrinsic, anthropocentric values. Great video essay!

9 giorni fa
Roman Junkie
Roman Junkie

This is the future jordan peterson wants

9 giorni fa
Gaby Santos
Gaby Santos

Already dis interested by his intro

9 giorni fa
Beef boy
Beef boy

Their is also granny Norma who is a great character

10 giorni fa
GrimmBones
GrimmBones

The most fun I had watching this movie was, well, I was genuinely having this sense of wonder. I wanted to know what happened to the trees, who is the Once-ler, etc, since I never saw the previous older cartoon, nor have I read the book before. (I barely knew who Dr. Seuss was, he's not really known where I'm from) So I feel like the movie is much better and interesting for those who have no idea what it's about.

10 giorni fa
MrHeavyXD
MrHeavyXD

for some reason youtube recommends this video once very month. not that its a bad thing, kinda entertaining

11 giorni fa
Gally in Nottingham
Gally in Nottingham

I hate movies like The Lorax. I love the Lorax

11 giorni fa
Hugh Mann
Hugh Mann

so nice of the Umbrella Corporation to supply O'Hare with two Tyrants as bodyguards

11 giorni fa
Defaulty Boii
Defaulty Boii

If he sells air where does he get his air

11 giorni fa
Sarfnic Games
Sarfnic Games

The Lorax was just about trust vs. lies, in both parts of it.

11 giorni fa
Mrs Thiccems
Mrs Thiccems

Why did I laugh so hard when he said "use their seeds to get the girl he needs"

12 giorni fa
a a l a b o o n
a a l a b o o n

*Why??*

12 giorni fa
Rice Waster Aleks
Rice Waster Aleks

We don't deserve Danny Devito

12 giorni fa
Marscael 04
Marscael 04

3:12

12 giorni fa
KasirRham
KasirRham

Why is my man Lorax... the title character, such a background character in his own titled film?

12 giorni fa
Jake Wise
Jake Wise

The myth. The legend. T H E L O R A X

12 giorni fa
Leo F
Leo F

Did you just call The Lorax a BAD movie?

13 giorni fa
Primrose Munro
Primrose Munro

I think it's important to understand this is a kids film. To get across the extensive and problematic nature of capitalism and materialism they needed to make it over the top. I think in the end the lorax is a communist propganda plot, emphasizing the lack of need for boujourse culture. In this essay I will

13 giorni fa
Yalllouu
Yalllouu

*grandma is best character*

14 giorni fa
TheBrazilRules
TheBrazilRules

Let's be real, People only despise this movie because it is not what they remember from their nostalgia. But I am pretty sure if they made the exact same movie as the original animation, People would complain they are just ripping off the original and can't have new ideas. I love this movie because it has a real good message about how you can't give up because of past mistakes, you just need to press on and make a brighter future.

14 giorni fa
Shrek Wasouski
Shrek Wasouski

you're overthinking it. I think the plot of the story was simply to respect nature and not cut down trees, and the story was just kinda build around it. The way the town runs is not supposed to make sense as long as the message is loud and clear. And the message of big corporations taking advantage of people's basic needs of survival, like O'hare with oxygen, is also there. It don't have to make sense how they portray it as long as they simply do because it's a kid movie, but a Dr Seuss movie and we know those story's don't always make sense. The point is the good message is still there even if the town is a freaking communistic society or not.

14 giorni fa
Radji Bin Laden
Radji Bin Laden

Anywho I believe the songs were pretty good. Not ONLY for the memes.

15 giorni fa
Bodvarson
Bodvarson

Good video, but the original story is more of a cautionary tale about not being responsible with resources, not something thats anti profit.

15 giorni fa
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Subscribe to PewDiePie!!!

almost 7 years old? Yeesh

15 giorni fa
Matt Byers
Matt Byers

More like a critique on the abuse of Capitalism, much good has come from it when done morally, but those corporations who were greedy and did immoral things in the past have have abused capitalism. It’s not really a Black and white situation, more of gray one.

15 giorni fa
The3Dboi
The3Dboi

This guys voice is so monotone No hate tho loved the vid

15 giorni fa
Georges Bugs
Georges Bugs

I want Joel to take a real close look at my Thorax

15 giorni fa
Terra Saurus
Terra Saurus

Y'know Theedville kinda reminds me of The Community from a book called The GIVER.

16 giorni fa
Spencer Black
Spencer Black

Cringe

16 giorni fa
Manga Girl
Manga Girl

I kinda like the movie, except for the fact that the side character’s designs were pretty bland.

16 giorni fa
Henry Hampton
Henry Hampton

12:15

16 giorni fa
raelwarts
raelwarts

You really need to change that intro

16 giorni fa
I’d like a refund please
I’d like a refund please

I saw a sign in the background, saying “Diet O’hare”, so air has calories?

16 giorni fa
Johnny Dinh
Johnny Dinh

Use their seeds To get the girl he needs He will also plant his seeds if you know what I mean

16 giorni fa
theLundLs
theLundLs

Thank you! Great Review!

16 giorni fa
Lackey
Lackey

instead of thinking that he supplies air out of the kindness of his heart we know that he is the mayor, and perhaps its taxes that pay for that

16 giorni fa
The roblox player and no vlogs
The roblox player and no vlogs

The cartoon never shows the face so it resulting it can happen to anyone but the 2012 version just shows only 1 person

16 giorni fa
zketcher z
zketcher z

Getting economical here the peoples taxes probably go to supplyong air outside of their homes And also the difference between the trees and artificial air ia the trees are free.

17 giorni fa
Nate Kovalsky
Nate Kovalsky

In my opinion this movie could be super horrible, but it would still be amazing, because it has Danny Devito in it.

17 giorni fa
Akira Kurusu
Akira Kurusu

remember when everyone wanted to fuck the onceler

17 giorni fa
The Everyday Eveline
The Everyday Eveline

I think you could compare this more to No.6 rather than the matrix

17 giorni fa
JimBobWales
JimBobWales

You need a better mic dude.

18 giorni fa
Miller Milizalock
Miller Milizalock

Im trying to stay serious while i watch this but every time you refer to the kid as Zack Effron i just cant...

18 giorni fa
AndrewBrewer917
AndrewBrewer917

This was a bullshit ant-capitalist communist movie

18 giorni fa
somedrifloon
somedrifloon

did the lorax in class and it's nice to see this aha

19 giorni fa
destiny gamer
destiny gamer

i love you

19 giorni fa
Marcos Perez
Marcos Perez

there are a couple of errors and missing points on this analysis, apart from the fact that he purposely ignores many bad points of the movie

19 giorni fa
Life Animations
Life Animations

I thought you were just gonna zoom in on the lorax

20 giorni fa
JoeyAwesome99
JoeyAwesome99

I guarantee this is a million times more thought out than the actual movie it's commenting on.

21 giorno fa
That guy
That guy

Very disappointed... I clicked for a close look at an image of the lorax but got a review!

21 giorno fa
Lynic Timelapses
Lynic Timelapses

It’s heavily implied that they don’t need o’hares air and he’s just tricking them

21 giorno fa
Dynodoor!
Dynodoor!

This movie is heckin deep

21 giorno fa
Forever Alone
Forever Alone

I have to be real for a minute I have seen the lorax over 100 times when ever I move and I have been moving each summer sooo yeahh it know the whole script of the whole movie

21 giorno fa
Alomoes
Alomoes

Good job.

21 giorno fa
Calvin Burenheide
Calvin Burenheide

There is no escape from this movie

21 giorno fa
02protoman
02protoman

8:08 idk if it's just me, but the way he says that annoys me so bad

22 giorni fa
randomDS
randomDS

So lorax is communist propaganda

22 giorni fa
Jakob Sprague
Jakob Sprague

Idk why but I do find this movie pretty fun to watch. Yes it may be ehh but it is kinda neat to pick out all the flaws and then forget about them to watch. I have found I enjoyed the movie more but skipping through some of the main plot points and I don't know why

22 giorni fa
AHILAN
AHILAN

Matrix? I think the Lorax is more like the Truman Show.

22 giorni fa
Lion Slide
Lion Slide

Ohare is a government branch..it taxes for air..you never see transactions..

22 giorni fa
Op. Man
Op. Man

In thneed vile we all want to diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie because we can bairly breed without being near a machine for a f****ing movie

23 giorni fa
SwedishNerd
SwedishNerd

I still fucking love the lorax man. It's pretty good for a kids movie

23 giorni fa
The Yakking Wakko
The Yakking Wakko

Those who can’t pay for air are dead, that’s why you never see the, everyone’s middle class

23 giorni fa
Click bait Steve
Click bait Steve

If all the trees were chopped down would everyone be dead

23 giorni fa
shoot2killlol 51
shoot2killlol 51

The bit about escaping the system being a commodity is reminiscent of Simple Rick’s from Rick and Morty the Ricklantis Mixup

23 giorni fa
olyvja
olyvja

* wearing a shirt that says 'i'm just here for the onceler self-cest porn' *

23 giorni fa
Benjamin Ferguson Jr
Benjamin Ferguson Jr

fortnite is epic

23 giorni fa
Comrade Meal Deal
Comrade Meal Deal

Andy Bernard was the Once-Ler?

24 giorni fa
the pessimistic potato
the pessimistic potato

Tbh I forgot completely about this film outside the Once-ler scenes

24 giorni fa
Gelo Rodelas
Gelo Rodelas

The thneedville people should've just bought a bag of lays instead of o'hare air

24 giorni fa
Scarface 1
Scarface 1

I always assumed the outside air was from vents and paid for by taxes he puts on the town people

24 giorni fa
Someguy1237
Someguy1237

Ah yes the Lorax, or as my friends call it: Furry Jesus.

24 giorni fa
Atticus Feud
Atticus Feud

Is this even the right movie????

24 giorni fa
My Name Is Not Dave
My Name Is Not Dave

I loved this movie

24 giorni fa
ฅʕ•ᄌ•ʔฅ
ฅʕ•ᄌ•ʔฅ

*I wanna be tracer*

25 giorni fa
One Dixie Cup Just For You
One Dixie Cup Just For You

I legit thought this would just be twenty minutes that zoomed in on a picture of the Lorax.

25 giorni fa
Bill nye the smarter than you guy
Bill nye the smarter than you guy

*D A N N Y D E V I T O*

25 giorni fa
plumbles
plumbles

you've got really interesting perspectives. your video essays are some of my favorites, and leave me really thinking about the shows and stories i observe. thanks joel!

25 giorni fa
BusterMega
BusterMega

15:34 fortnite dancing

26 giorni fa
monkey sense
monkey sense

shut the fuck up lorax is best movie

26 giorni fa
Fandom guy
Fandom guy

The Onceler is right, in a way. The Human greed and insensitivity to others is a famine response that evolved during the most troubling period in our evolution, that of rapid and unpredictable climate swings in Mother Africa. Humans evolved in the path of being kind, considerate, and sociable, and when times are good, we are, but when struck with stressors (which the body treats the same, simply chemical signals but it evolved for famine). We become savage, selfish, and greedy over time.

26 giorni fa
Fandom guy
Fandom guy

I want to know why you keep referring to their characters by their voice actors' names, lol. It makes that whole "Zach Effron and his love interesting....Taylor Swift." comment totally avoidable if you know, used the character names.... And of course the characters problems, aren't theirs.

26 giorni fa
Stephen Juliano
Stephen Juliano

Wow. This kind of points to the fact that modern environmentalism isn't about nature, just about moving demand in their favor.

27 giorni fa
Crispykrisp channel
Crispykrisp channel

Why not just cut half the trees' leaves???

27 giorni fa
CanadianKirby
CanadianKirby

This is interesting but I feel like your looking too deep into a movie that was clearly made for just profit

27 giorni fa
Maddie Washburn
Maddie Washburn

i actually really love this movie whoops

27 giorni fa
SaUsAgEfInGa
SaUsAgEfInGa

i'm pretty sure that you don't actually buy air itself, but fresh air. the air around the place isn't toxic, it's just nasty. people pay to be able to experience the "luxury" of fresh air. as it says in the movie "the air's not so clean". not unbreathable. not toxic. just unclean.

27 giorni fa
Ludvig Nilsson
Ludvig Nilsson

Was it 2012?!

27 giorni fa

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