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March 1, 2012

Critics Consensus: The Lorax is Good, But Not Tree-mendous

Now that Oscar season is officially behind us, it might be a good time to take in some less demanding (and prestigious) fare at the multiplex. This week brings an animated eco-parable "The Lorax," with voice work from Zac Efron and Taylor Swift) and a wild party ("Project X," starring Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper). Delightful as Dr. Seuss? books are, they aren?t all that long, so it can?t be easy to adapt them to the big screen. The critics say The Lorax sometimes feels padded with action and musical numbers, but on the whole, it?s bright and colorful, and it delivers a solid message about protecting the planet.More…