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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.
All the subtlety
Of a large sledgehammer to
Both of the kneecaps.
looked great on the big screen.
This film version of The Lorax gets some things right. The Once-ler's fall from decent guy to environment-destroying, greedy entrepreneur is believable enough. The commentary on the wastefulness of bottled water, which is represented by bottled air in the film, is effective in its complete lack of subtlety. I also liked the overall look of the film.
However, the humor falls flat. The voice performances range from unremarkable to poor. The character design of the villain is perhaps my least favorite of any animated character I've ever seen.
Then there are the songs. My god, the songs. They are horrendous. Even if everything else about this movie were perfect, the songs would still be enough to avoid it.
A candy colored turd. Sometimes I hate my Environmental Science class.
Gorgeously animated and Danny DeVito provides great voice work, but lack of laughs and awful songs make it unbearable.
This is a very sweet movie and a good adaptation of the Dr Seuss book. I was again impressed with the animation style, which I think is perfectly suited to a Dr Seuss story, and liked the parts they had to add to flesh the story out.
Some of the voice acting was so-so. Zac Efron's character was supposed to be twelve but sounded like a grown man and other voices were quite similar to each other, something I don't really like in animation. I'd recommend this movie if you want something to watch with kids or you're up for a fun, colourful musical.
A shamelessly padded and thin adaptation of the Dr. Seuss story that loses the message to distracting slapstick and chases. Bright and well-animated, but from the odd casting (Zac Efron as a young boy?) to the tedious subplots (clearly this film needed kissy faces with Taylor Swift), this is an embarrassing misfire. Illumination's Minion-styled antics have a place, and it certainly wasn't here.
una bonita y cuchi pelicula... con un lindo y ecollgista mensaje...
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."
I'll start by saying that this wasn't my favorite Dr. Seuss book as a child. Even as a child I didn't love the heavy-handedness of the 'tree hugging' aspect of it. So I didn't love the book, "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" was my jam. I vaguely remember watching the old cartoon and remember it being good because of its dark tones and message. But, this was 2012. We can't have a dark kid's movie anymore. Instead, we have this happy-go-lucky version of "The Lorax".
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