Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D Movie Reviews
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The Lorax is both very good and very disappointing. Very good because it looks great, and has a lot of really fun moments. Disappointing because of its source material, a Dr. Seuss book with a serious message about the environment. This message gets glossed over, and I understand that, as this is a kid's movie, but still. The original book was pretty slight, so the story has been expanded to make it longer. Ted is a 12 year old boy living in Theedville, which is completely artificial, i.e. no trees. To win the affections of a girl, Ted goes to find out what happen to the trees, and from the Once-ler, learns the story. It involves the Once-ler's greed and a creature called The Lorax, who speaks for the trees. That's pretty much where the book ended, so you've got a bad guy trying to keep Ted from bringing the trees back. And that's where the movie runs into trouble. It's too afraid to be a pro-environment movie, so all of the overt political overtones of the book are dumbed down. It's hard not to compare it with Wall-E, which also had an environmental message, but wasn't afraid to tell the audience that it was their responsibility. Of course, this is a personal disappointment, so that might not bother you. It certainly won't bother your kids, who are going to love the colors and chases and voice work. Truth be told, if I hadn't known the story that well, I probably wouldn't have cared either. This is solid entertainment, but it's interesting that a movie that expands on a story isn't as good as where it came from.
I was looking forward this film for a while now and was very excited to see it in the theaters. I was not a fan of “Cat in the Hat” so I really hoped that Hollywood did not ruin one of my favorite books by Dr. Seuss. Fortunately, the film was great and it was way better than “Cat in the Hat”. I saw the film in 3D and I thought it looked really good, the film was colorful and really beautiful visually. The characters were well developed and the cast did a great job bringing them to life. The film was sweet, silly and it had a great message for both adults and children. Overall, it is a great film and i highly recommend seeing it in the theaters.
I absolutely loved this film and highly recommend seeing it in the theaters. I saw it in 3D with my little niece and we both had such a good time. The film looks amazing and 3D definitely enhances the experience, I was lost in all the colors and beautiful landscapes, it was truly wonderful. The film also has a great message that is very relevant today and I hope that children and adults who see this film will take that message to heart. The film is also very entertaining and fun to watch and it is good for children and adults.
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