Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (3D)

2012-03-30 11:51
 
What it's about:

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope.

The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

What we thought:

From the very start Dr. Seuss' The Lorax takes you on an epic journey, an animated world filled with colour, song, dance and of course, a moral to the story. Because let's face it, what would an animation be without having 'a moral of the story'?

In this case, like many other animations before, the moral of the story is: Love. Yes, love. However shallow or cliché that may sound, The Lorax deals with love in all its different forms. The love between a boy and a girl, the love (that should be) between man and nature, love for one's family, for strangers: the kind of love that makes anything possible.

Your probably thinking, "Lame!" But to be quite honest, who doesn't like a feel-good movie every once in a while to awake hope for mankind in us all once again?

The movie follows idealistic Ted (Zac Efron) who goes on a search to find the protector of nature, The Lorax (Danny DeVito), in his quest to win the affection of the girl he's in love with, Audrey (Taylor Swift). In his search he encounters the Once-ler (Ed Helms) who lives outside the town walls, who in the end helps Ted to find the one thing that will win Audrey's love.

The movie also boasts Bettie White as the charming and quirky Grammy Norma and Jenny Slate as Ted's mom.

I really don't want to give too much away about this movie, except that it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you feel super good…and you'll probably want to go and plant a tree afterwards.


It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you feel super good…and you'll probably want to go and plant a tree afterwards.
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Kevin 2012/04/03 8:53 AM
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Went to go see this movie the first week it came out expecting ... well more than I actually experienced. Coming from makers of despicable me and from the Dr Seuss story's which I loved as a child my review of this movie. Clearly this is aimed more for the really young with constant message of don’t destroy or take more than you need from nature/people the world type message. I laughed couple of occasions, but not big laughs or roll around laughs the 5 minutes singing every now and then irritated me. I was expecting hilarious antics from the Lorax ... instead he just watches and eventually leaves. So yes they stayed true to the original story, Basically a Good Message – OK Film, in my opinion - wait for the normal version on DVD/DSTV.
Justine 2012/04/11 3:47 PM
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I took my 4 year old daughter to go and watch the Lorax in 3D and we both thoroughly enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. So many animated movies these days have a dark and sinister "bad guy" which often is very scary and disturbing to even me as an adult! The message was lovely and i truly loved the colours and characters that are so typical of Dr Sues! My daughter who is usually a bit nervous of the whole 3D experience didn't take her eyes off the screen for a minute. Overall it was a great movie with a brilliant message for kids and grown ups a like. i would rate this movie a 7 out of 10 for the whole family
Kashmiri 2012/06/07 1:28 PM
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I found this an excellent movie, entertaining both for little ones, teaches them good values and good enough for adults to sit through and enjoy. Definitely a good family movie!
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