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.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - Dr. Seuss. The environmental issue in the film is very much of importance for today's modern age, as much as it was in 1971 when Dr. Seuss wrote the book! Overall, a good film--not great--the message of the film is definitely worth the watch! I'm sure the book is far better. Dr. Seuss' legacy lives on in his books!
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.
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.