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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.
Ben is addicted. Great message, though. Hope it resonates is his brilliant little mind.
THIS IS UNBEARABLE
The Lorax seemed both an obvious and problematic basis for a movie. It's one of the stronger Dr. Seuss stories, yet Hollywood has too often shown that it relies on the theme itself to be enough to carry a narrative. I was hopeful that being animated rather than live action, there would at least be less pressure to pad the movie with the dismal tripe that made recent Seuss adaptations so dreadful.
My niece and I began streaming this two nights ago, but she fell asleep just as Ted met the Once-ler. We repeated this the next night, but finally got through the whole thing this time! She was surprised when I pointed out that Audrey is voiced by Taylor…
Cute and cuddly, but that's about it.
The Lorax Movie Review #45 💢No Spoilers💢 If anyone would ask me to explain this movie in two words it would be "cash grab". Let me explain. This is a pointless film adaption that should stay as a book or a 30 minute TV special. This really stretches the material paper thin. Here we go! The story is about Ted talking to the Onceler about what happened to the trees because he wants to impress an older girl by finding a tree. We then here the story of what happened to them. The parts of the story based on the book is great, but 70% of the movie is stretched, predicable, and has been down 1000 times before. It's just…
Its the Lorax!
A dreadful money-making machi-ii-ii-ine!
With awful animation and songs that'll make you scream.
Will you be able to survive it??!
Its The Lorax!
Remember that classic book and moo-o-oo-o-vie?!
Well get ready to cry in excruciating pain
And loads of unbearable agony!
Its the Lorax!
A movie killing my in-in-si-ides!
Why is there
a furry muskrat
That sounds like exactly
Like Danny "Flippin" Devito?
Its the Lorax!
This song is doo-oo-o-one
I'm afraid that it can't
But its quite fun to tear to shreads in song form...
Orange thing. Capitalism is bad. End thing.
All the subtlety
Of a large sledgehammer to
Both of the kneecaps.
looked great on the big screen.
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