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Meet The Original Force Of Nature
A 12-year-old boy 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.
I could not, would not, on a boat.
I will not, will not, with a goat.
I will not watch it in the rain.
I will not watch it on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! You let me be!
I will not watch it in a box.
I will not watch it with a fox.
I will not watch it in a house.
I do not watch it with a mouse.
I do not like it here or there.
I will not watch it ANYWHERE!
I already watched this piece of shit, so take your DVD and go you twit.
I do not like The Lorax, Sam, so pack up your line of crap and scram!
Film #15 of the June Challenge
There once was a land of wood
where hollies bloomed like nothing else could
In it sat a man, quite the shnook
In his hands was a children's book
This man was an executive of 35
or so this author might contrive
He was a man of astonishing greed
From piles of money he would feed!
He did not understand the words of the book
it was why he did not even own a Nook.
But his was a job that did not require knowing how to read
All he had to do was lead.
So he enlisted several men
to make a film for children of ten
It would not be short, it…
The Lorax is another example of a Dr. Seuss’ film adaptation that has failed to capture the charm of the book. They’ve taken a simple and timely fable and turned it into a loud and garish bore that labours on its environmental message whilst failing to actually entertain its audience. The story centres on a 12-year-old boy who escapes the confines of his artificial city - Thneedville - to find a real tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. There he meets the reclusive Once-ler who tells him the story of The Lorax, the guardian of the forest, and how Thneedville came into being.
Dr. Seuss’ cautionary tale about greed and environmentalism is buried somewhere in this…
Bad memories in my life:
Getting made fun of by Erin Olsen in 8th grade.
Having surgery at a hospital.
The music in The Lorax.
Vibrant and colorful, but oh-so-unfunny! I can't honestly recall a single moment where The Lorax made me laugh. Not even a hearty chuckle or a related thought of amusement. And clearly I'm not alone in being underwhelmed by this film.
I've never read any of the children's books by the beloved Dr. Seuss, but I can scarcely imagine this doing any kind of justice to the original story. It means well I'm sure, but the eco-friendly message at its core holds no subtlety whatsoever, while simulatenously struggling to be hip, in an obvious attempt to keep the tweens from reaching for their cell phones.
They overdo it bit also with the inherent bubbliness; sharing similarities with what often feels like…
What am I doing with myself?
This film takes the charm out of Dr. Seuss' Lorax and replaces it with spoon-fed awfulness for a contemporary audience who have little to no concept of naturalness. It's all so commercial, and I'm so over it.
I admittedly stopped watching after about half an hour. Seuss' world was NOT meant to be computer/3D animated.
The tricky thing about this film is that there has already been one well-regarded adaptation of the source material. When compared to the darker tone of the previous film, this cuddly version may come across as missing the point. However, the original message of the book is there, just with music and bright colours.
I was so affected by this deceptively glossy take on a Dr. Seuss classic that I legitimately had to throw my arms around the first tree I saw the moment I left the theater. (It may have been some kind of fancy shrub; either way Jeremiah was kind of embarrassed to be seen with me. Win.) A beautiful film that entertains and amuses with its whimsical characters and top-notch animation while driving home a very important message of environmentalism.
Danny Devito voices the cranky Lorax. This adaptation of th Dr Seuss take is one for the fans.
Art style was beautiful.
Songs were catchy and well performed.
Even the voice acting was well suited for the characters.
My only issue was with the message it announced. The message it bashed into your brain-holes every 5 minutes. Through jokes, puns, anecdotes, to flat out telling you. Don't cut down all the trees. We need air to breath.
Though I found it funny they used the same "packaged air" idea as Spaceballs.
A man named the Once-ler (Ed Helms) arrived in his cart and chopping down Truffula trees he did start. But the Lorax (Danny DeVito), who spoke for the trees, came along to preach to the Once-ler, "What you do is wrong." But the Once-ler ignored the tiny tree imp. He kept chopping trees until they were limp. Now many years later, the trees are all gone. The people all live with fake trees on their lawn, and a young boy named Ted (Zac Efron) has a crush on a miss. Finding Audrey (Taylor Swift) a tree would bring her great bliss. So Ted finds the Once-ler and the story is told.
But the way it is told is getting quite…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Okay, so I love Dr. Seuss' books. In fact, the first book I ever read on my own was Green Eggs and Ham. I also love the animated specials from the '70s - to be specific, The Lorax is arguably the best of them. The subtlety, the way it doesn't point a finger at anyone as the "bad guy", and the ambiguous ending.
It was perfect.
This, however, was not for me. The message was forced, one-sided, and all subtlety is removed in favour of beating the goddamn message into your head. Now, listen, if you want to know the truth - I am actually for the message in this movie. Anyone who knows me knows I'm very liberal politically.…
Will Dr. Seuss adaptations ever be any good? Because all this movie did was making me want to go to the forest and kill everything that moves and then set it on fire. And if i ever see the Once-ler or whatever on a list of ''Hawtest animated Gais'' again i'm gonna delete the internet. Especially tumblr. Fuck you tumblr
Today marks the 5 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…