Written March 03, 2012
Went to see Lorax with two kids - 8 & 12. Was expecting a 2nd level to the movie, but did not find it. Script is good, but no surprises. Very lenghty parts. Interpretation is flat.
Written March 13, 2012
Glad I did not waste money on the 3-D version on this movie!!! It's pure propaganda wrapped up in legalistic bull! Thankful my grandchildren are too young to understand that its anything but a "stupid" cartoon!
Written March 03, 2012
Absolutely loved it! Scenery was brilliant, and the take on the Once-ler was interesting. Good dialogue, and 'quotable quotes'-style lines. I strongly recommend watching the original again before seeing the new one (either rent it, or it's on YouTube in two parts; it's only 25 minutes long); it helps you appreciate what they kept, what they updated, and what they left out. The only part I didn't care for was the musical number around the middle; I think it was called "How could this possibly be bad." Everything else was awesome, witty, and poignant. Some in the packed theater actually left sniffling.
Written July 24, 2014
Great movie with lots of memorable moments and quotes. Family fun for all ages.
Humorous on multiple levels - i.e "too big to fail"
Fairly true to the book, although it takes more of a "willy wonka" twist during the classical biggering, and biggering portion.
Written March 04, 2012
As an avid lover of cartoons and children's movies, I was very excited to see the Lorax on opening weekend! Unfortunately it was torturous from the opening scene, where the entire town started singing about how everything is made of plastic and they destroy the environment and LIKE it that way. Everything was just downhill from there...
Zac Efron's character sounded as if the writers let him ad lib his entire script, making this little boy who just wants to find a tree, sound like a total self-absorbed, arrogant TOOL.
Also, do we all remember the commercials? The Lorax spoke in verse, did he not? Oh, but not in the movie! Nothing rhymed, there was no magic to the words of he who speaks for the trees, nay, he was also lacking wit and charm in his speech. The fact that Dr. Seuss's name was even attached to this movie was preposterous!
THIS MOVIE MADE ME FEEL GUILTY TO BE HUMAN.
It is entirely environmental propaganda, directed towards and shoved down the throats of our children.