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Liked the movie - Hated previews before it (some scared the kids)

By billix
Written March 12, 2012
This movie is enjoyable and though it has a good environmental theme they don't bash you over the head with it. The story moved along pretty nicely and it looked great in 3D. However, prior to the movie they showed previews for others like Frankenweenie and ParaNorman. These previews scared my younger children. I also just thought these movies looked stupid. In fact, of the 5 previews for kids movies we're only looking forward to one of them (Despicable Me 2 - 2013) and the rest just seemed dumb, even to my kids.
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The Lorax is wonderful!

By captkirket
Written March 03, 2012
This movie is definitely in the "Feel good" category. The characters are colorful and adorable, every last one. The story has great meaning without being preachy, etc. Sort of a good morals by example situation. The little bears and the fishes are so cute you can't help but just want to see them again and again. The children (toddler to older kids) in the audience laughed, commented, and obviously enjoyed the movie (as I did!) all the way through. I also thought the 3D was used effectively. The houses, cars, scenery, etc. were marvelously creative and fun to look at. I will definitely buy this one when it comes out on DVD.
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tree huggers come one, come all

By carlkari
Written March 03, 2012
if you are into using propaganda on kids, this movie is for you. an inconvenient anime against capitalism.
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Expected more

By lwebster
Written March 04, 2012
For adults, this could have been better. I can respect that it couldn't have been easy to make a 90 minute movie out of the book but it seemed that not all that much care went into it. The Lorax came across as just plain mean (read, Louis De Palma) rather than wise. The songs were, I feel lame for saying this, lame. The songs in the Phineas and Ferb movie were far better. And why make Taylor Swift one of the voices and not make a great song for her. Like I said, not a lot of thought or energy into the content other than trying to stretch it to 90 minutes. I've seen better Real 3D as well. If you are adult who has trouble sitting through any kids' or animated film, you will definitely want to avoid this one.
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Lorax true to the book

By pfizeriser
Written March 04, 2012
All three of my kids have heard The Lorax at least a thousand times before bed. Since Hollywood loves anti-business, anti-capitalism themes, bringing this book to the big screen was no surprise. Although I'm a free market, lesser govt. guy myself, I always felt sorry for the Brown Barbaloots and their friends who all had to move after the trees were felled, and wondered why the Thneed Manufactuing Company hadn't replaced the trees.The movie actually doesn't drag us through more than that agonizing exodus for very long, and also spares us the invention of the Super Axe Hacker, although we see it chopping in the fields. If you're familiar with the book, you'll like the ending, which I won't spoil for you here. Suffice it to say that after the Onceler gives the little boy the Truffula seed, the movie isn't quite finished yet. My wife and youngest son loved this film, both tree huggers themselves. I must admit, I like those trees too!
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