I’m one of those parents who love the books written by Dr. Seuss. In fact, I even encourage my kids to read them– as we have a collection of those books, and the Cat in the Hat is one of our favorites.
So, when my little one told me that they watch “The Lorax” at school, I was kinda thrilled and asked him how it was. My kid smiled and told me that it was a nice movie. That intrigued me a little; so I decided to watch the film myself.
Before going into the review, let me tell you about what I know with this Dr. Seuss classic book. The Lorax is a story of a young boy who was in search of something that would help him get the girl of his dreams. Wherein, the girl’s only desire is to see a living tree, and the little boy knew that the only one who can help him make that happen is the Lorax– a grumpy creature living in the forest.
Reminded Me Of Candyland
The movie adaptation of the Lorax is a computer animated movie that reminded me of another classic, Candyland. Likewise, considering the fact that it’s a book adaptation, critics believe that it’s a family-friendly movie perfect for all ages.
It has a very strong environmental theme, and the setting was in a colorful world where there aren’t any trees to be seen. However, I believe that the message of this movie is that even a single person is capable of changing the world, turning it into a better place.
As for the whole movie, I can say that it’s an uplifting film that’s positive and delightful for everyone. It also has a strong influence to its audience, because as you watch the movie, it will make you think about what could probably happen in this world we live in if we continue with our wrongdoings– harming the environment. Our advocate for this is the Green Peace, and it was the grumpy Lorax in the movie.
I can say that Dr. Seuss is really talented in terms of making a delightful fantasy world that everyone can enjoy. The Lorax is one of those movies that motivated you to dream and aspire bigger and believe that nothing is impossible.
A 4.5/5 Movie
Overall, I would really like to give this movie a 5-star rating if only it doesn’t revolve around first love– it has been rated PG because of that. I mean, it’s basically catered for children and not young adults. With that, I’ll be giving The Lorax a 4.5-star rating.
Modern Take on a Timeless Classic – Story Review
The 2012 animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, adds a modern twist to the beloved classic, while still delivering the original’s powerful environmental message. With vibrant animation, catchy songs, and a star-studded voice cast, this version of The Lorax brings new life to the story for a contemporary audience.
The film follows the journey of 12-year-old Ted (voiced by Zac Efron), who lives in the artificially created town of Thneed-Ville. Determined to win the heart of his crush, Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift), Ted sets out to find a real Truffula Tree, which leads him to the story of the Once-ler (voiced by Ed Helms) and the Lorax (voiced by Danny DeVito).
One of the strongest aspects of the 2012 adaptation is its stunning animation, which brings the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss to life with vibrant colors and creative character designs. The lush Truffula forest, in particular, is visually captivating and serves as a stark contrast to the artificiality of Thneed-Ville.