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The Lorax (2012)

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The Lorax thneedn’t have...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Lorax thneedn’t have shoved its colourful environmentalist message so brutally. Well, the live-action ‘Cat in the Hat’ adaptation was a *cough* massive success *cough* so it was only a matter of years before another Dr Seuss family-friendly book would have its zany vivid world transferred onto the medium of film. Then comes the introductory title screen. A despicable minion pops up next to the bold cancerous studio name “Illumination”, and instantly all hope was diminished. Aside from their initial franchise, they seem to be unable to create animated flicks without treating the audience like simplistic Neanderthals, and The Lorax takes the biscuit. Patience was running thin just from the introductory musical number alone. A young boy journeys outside the walled plastic city of Thneedville to find a living tree so that he can impress a girl, but soon relives a tale that would change his way of life. This is a mess. Perhaps unadaptable due to...

Good watch, will probably watch...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Good watch, will probably watch again, and can recommend. Despite the "Despicable Me" / "Minions" franchise, Illumination seems to do good work, and they really brought the zaney world of Dr. Seuss to life here, regardless of how much sense it may or may not make at the time. It's been a while since I read "The Lorax", but I'm pretty sure the motivation to plant a tree wasn't to get a girl. For all I remember the Onceler's story was the original storybook with a couple of catchy musical numbers thrown in. That aside, there is a lot of fun in this movie with a (ultimately) positive message about environmental conservation, thought it's not as strong as it would like to be, but as palatable as necessary. While I won't bored you with the details necessary to convey my view on environmental education, there is an odd bit to the "conducting business" scene series...

Just not for me. This...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Just not for me. This _Lorax _is almost all filler. The message is still there, but it's lost under a tidal wave of meh. _Final rating:★★ - Definitely not for me, but I sort of get the appeal._

Such a crap movie for...
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Such a crap movie for babies. The Lorax is literal orange crap color. Boring garbage made by money hungry pigs.

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