The Lorax - 3 out of 5
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? People who hate fun and being happy do!
|He's been standing like that, waiting for E.T., for |
|Voted Greatest Mustache in all of Dr. Seuss' literature.|
|Subtle, Illumination Entertainment...subtle.|
|I don't know if she's that tree worthy...|
Ted is told of the Once-ler (Ed Helms) by his Grammy Norma (Betty White), the man who knows the story of the trees. He travels out of the city and meets the Once-ler who tells of the travesty and the greed that destroyed the truffulas and the little creature who warned him about his actions; The Lorax (Danny DeVito). Ted's actions is seen as an open act of rebellion against the faux-world of Thneedville and the evil entrepreneur Mr. O'Hare (Rob Riggle) and he's out to stop Ted from bringing trees back to the world.
|Nice to see Ms. Swan getting some work.|
|Hmmm, reminds me of a neighbor I once had.|
|It's raining marshmallows, halleluiah!|
Also, it's cleaner than that horrific mess after it rained men.
Sure the voice acting was great from DeVito, White, Helms and Riggle (Efron and Swift is passable and, in reality, could have been done by just about anyone--and probably cheaper too) but with the spirit of the book being compromised, it's hard to enjoy this movie as anything other than an animated kid's film that adults can sit in with without feeling the need to yell at the TV...like I do when I watch Dora the Explorer. The bridge is right over there! Why can't you see it?!?