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.
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.
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.
Entertaining adaptation of classic Seuss that doesn't lose the message yet still feels somewhat inflated. Song score a little weak yet story engaging with fair but nothing special voice casting present. Colourful and easy to watch and one does have to love the backing creatures birds, bears and especially goldfish. Much like 'Despicable Me" delivers laughs but lacks a heart.
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.
"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!
Couldn't quite live up to the bizarre opening song-and-dance number. Pretty colors, but relatively uninteresting character design (aside from the fantastic curly 'fros) and bland story. Aside from the typical lack of any prominent characters of color (except for the occasional voiceless interracial couple in the background) and ole heterosexist assumptions, it at least has a good moral: stand up for the environment.