Saturday, September 8, 2012

Movie Review: The Lorax

Blurb: The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. Featuring the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, and Betty White, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!
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Review:  The Lorax is one of the Dr Seuss books that I didn't read as a kid. Go figure, but the movie looked so amazing that I had to rent it, and I wasn't disappointed.

Like most Seuss specials and films it is full of fun music and a good message.

Ted is a young boy (voiced by Zac Effron) who will do anything for Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift) including hunting down a real live tree!.

See in Thneedville, there are no trees. Things are super modern and there is no need. There are artificial ones that do so much more. Hey, they go spring summer autumn winter and DISCO!

But like many things it is more than just a cute movie about a boy trying to impress the girl. When Ted finds The Once-ler he learns why there are no more trees. How greed can spoil everything and how lies shouldn't be the only way to make money.

The Lorax is a lovable curmudgeon as we see when he tries to persuade a young Once-ler not to spoil the forest.

The star of the show is Ted's granny (voiced by Betty White). How can Betty not steal the show? 

The movie had a great message for kids and parents alike. The animation was stunning. Even without glasses you can see the 3-D in the film. Everything is so vivid and well, just gorgeous. A must see for kids and parents!

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