Some might do a double take when they see my five star rating. Yes, I am fully aware that this is a terrible movie and that it makes no fucking sense...but in spite of that...I can't help but love this with all my sad little heart. That it captures Dr. Seuss' aesthetic in live action is an astonishing feat. It is a wondrous, whimsical fever dream of nonsensical logic and design choices that I love.
A game effort at making a live action Dr. Suess movie. The real world just isn't up to creating in front of a camera what Mr Geisel could draw on the page. The action is slowed by being acted out before us rather than leaping ahead at the turn of a page. As with The Wizard of Oz and Harry Potter, our young hero is rewarded for surviving the peculiar adventure with a return to a comforting, co...http://bit.ly/NXHarU
What a rich and bizarre stew of the terrors of childhood, exuberant artificiality and wildly inventive (and sometimes sloppily executed) bits of business! O if only Momma in her flight from the Culture Vulture had ended up with someone a touch more interesting than the pudgy ole' all-American sport... but let me not ask too much of this already heady tutti frutti
can we please talk about how many times the simpsons has referenced this movie? it's actually funny. the song that doctor t. sings about his clothes is basically "see my vest." and the little kid is named bart! and has a spiky hand hat! and a million other things, really. anyway, this movie rules.
Bizarre children's fantasy written by Dr. Suess. Lavish and outlandish set and costume design are a Dr. Suess book come to life, and the incredibly imaginative story makes for some great moments. But even at 88 minutes it's just too long, often bogged down by tedious and unnecessary song and dance numbers. As dated as it is, worth watching for the imaginative visuals alone.