Sunday, March 18, 2012

Movie Review: The Lorax


This movie was so great. The animation was amazing, the music was fantastic, the story was entertaining. This is quite possibly the first non-Pixar film I can actually say is truly on Pixar's level, if not better. The Lorax is based off a Dr. Seuss book by the same name and was made by the same people who made Despicable Me.

The Lorax is about a magical guardian of the forest who is forced to descend down to Earth when a young man with high hopes, the Once-ler chops down a tree in order to make his "thing that all people will need," the thneed. This seems harmless enough at first, but soon the Once-ler is chopping down trees left and right, until there are no trees left in sight. Hey, that rhymed. Maybe I'll be the next Dr. Seuss, haha.

The Lorax reminded me of this guy.
Probably because they were voiced by the same person.

Anyway, after this the movie suddenly takes a really dark turn, and the Once-ler starts singing maniacally, and... well, I won't spoil the rest of it. This movie had excellent character development, beautiful and colorful animation, a very well-paced story, and some excellent musical numbers as well. So all in all, if you're into animated musicals, the Lorax is a must see, obtaining my ultra hard-to-reach rating of a perfect 10/10.

24 comments:

  1. I suppose having good source material helps when you stick to it.

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  2. Dr Suess! I think imma watch this.

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  3. A 10/10? I guess I'll check it out soon.

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  4. Sounds funny, I have to check this out!

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  5. Is the Lorax the brother of the Honey Monster?

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  6. Haven't heard about it until now but sounds very promising, I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Hmm never thought it would be that could, but you know the cat likes Seuss, so he will have to watch.

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  8. The Lorax reminds me of Garfield.

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  9. All I know is, my 4-year-old neighbor loved it... which I see as a sparkling review

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  10. Gotta start going to the theaters, The Lorax looks great.

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  11. After your review, I definitely want to go see The Lorax now!

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  12. Oh wow a 10/10, I might just watch it.

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  13. I never seen this movie yet. Thanks for the review, anyway!

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  14. nice review
    havent seen the movie but i like the poster

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  15. That's good that it rocks. I still can't get over the crap called The Cat in The Hat movie

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  16. I've been looking forward to seeing this movie. Thanks for the review!

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  17. I'm going to see it this weekend. Thanks for the review! I grew up on Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. Love them both.

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  18. Phil from hercules!

    I love Dr Seuss so will have to check this film out :D

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