“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” was a television special back in 1972 and 40 years after, it was brought to life in 3D feature film. The movie contains a poignant message and one that usually is timeless and still holds true about our tress and our very own environment.
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The voices of Betty White, Danny Devito and Zac Efron fit the mood and are enjoyable to listen to. The forest animals are cute and Ted’s uni-ball motorbike is pretty cool as it speeds around the Thneedville, a place made entirely of plastic and surrounded by a giant metal wall. The grass is plastic and even the trees are plastic and run on batteries. Things begin to change, however, when Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) intentionally bumps into Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift) and she tells him she would just have to marry the man that brought her a real-live tree. Ted’s cool granny (played by Betty White) tells him to go outside the town and speak with the Once-ler (Ed Helms) and learn about what happened to the trees.
The Once-ler retells his story involving the Lorax (Danny DeVito), but forces Ted to keep coming back to hear the whole tale. Ted’s secret excursions out of town puts him under the eye of the Thneedville’s corporate-evil-guy-in-chief Mr. O’Hare (Rob Riggle), who doesn’t want the trees to come back because they would ruin his business, which is selling bottled air.
The film still proves very true, about capitalism as well as protecting our earth’s natural resources and utilizing them with respect for our planet. Let us not forget the viable ideals from heading the Lorax’s warning… ““UNLESS”. Always remember that the smallest gesture can change the world!
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” is highly recommended. The powerful message the Lorax teaches is very timely. You would the movie and would appreciate most of the concept of saving Mother Earth.
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Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy
Director: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda Cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Rob Riggle
Released By: United International Pictures – Solar Entertainment Corp
MTRCB Rating: GP Running Time: 1hr 30 min
“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”is opens tomorrow in IMAX, 2D and 3D theaters Nationwide.