Good production value, but the story and creative aspects lack some imagination. It was too similar to Horton Hears a Who, and I for one, have never been a big fan of remakes. And the songs.... really? But it's decent entertainment.
Charming adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic book about a magical creature called the Lorax, whose pleas to the greedy Onceler to not cut down all the trees fall on deaf ears, adds a plot about a boy who grows weary of his artificial town and seeks to discover what happend to the trees. A bit busy, but it manages to be touching without being heavy handed about its environmental message. It's no WALL-E, but it'll do.
Lame. Simply fucking Lame. Pros: Very lush 3D animation, Danny Devito's voice acting as the Lorax is probably the only reason to see this, and modernizing Seuss's material is actually done respectfully and with care. Cons: lackluster screenplay, fucking annoying musical numbers, most of the characters are forgettable, and did they really need to reference despicable me? and I really wanted to like this one.
My rate: 75% - This was cute and whimsical. Yes it has some corny singalongs but I found myself giggling on most parts and the 3D animation were some eye candy. It could've use some more depth and heart though to make it better and get its environmentally message acrossed.
Between the adults arguing it was too environmentalistic and those upset it wasn't environmental enough--I felt not getting Wilford Brimley was a missed opportunity, myself (although DeVito does decent work here). I liked it, but then, I was just glad it wasn't CAT IN THE HAT
Comes right out of the gate swinging the sledgehammer of environmentalism and then never bothers to tell a decent story. The world is bright, colorful, and Seussical but the songs are lame, the humor mostly non-existent, and every character is aggressively one-dimensional.
A movie that'll leave you saying "That was fun! Now I better plant a tree (and travel back in time to marry that Once-ler)!" Shame, because by the end, you're too happy to keep repeating quietly and open-eyed, "Unless..."