May be a diversion for younger children, but it betrays the elegant simplicity of Geisel's vision.
Did you write this just to let us know you looked up his real name? Tell us more, ye top critic! It's one thing to shuck a colloquialism for the proper, but nobody calls Santa Claus Odin, and nobody should call Dr Seuss anything but Dr Seuss. Go thank Sedaris your out-of-touch ad-rag hasn't gone under quite yet.
Mar 24 - 03:39 AM
Really? Did Dr. Seuss tell personally to only call him by Dr. Seuss?
Oct 27 - 08:53 AM
Couldn't agree more.
May 6 - 09:46 PM
You wrote that to sound smart. I don't think that I really trust your robotic, over thought review. Movies are an art form. If you over think movies, like a "Top Critic" usually does, you will never enjoy/ appreciate a decent movie if it slaps you in the face.
May 20 - 02:31 PM
Which explains why all of his reviews are rotten, right? Wait, they're not! He genuinely enjoys many films. Perhaps, as radical as this sounds, he just felt The Lorax was subpar?
Jun 18 - 10:04 AM
Have you seen the original Lorax? I just feel like the entire movie changed the focus from environmental neglect to friendship. Don't get me wrong, friendship movies aren't all bad, but why Lorax? It's uniqueness was the strong note that it struck true, not about the fuzzy friendship that you can find in pretty much every disney movie.
Oct 27 - 08:56 AM
I've been nervous to see this film for this very reason. This was my favorite Dr. Seuss book as a kid, and I have a hard time imagining a full-length movie that could effectively depict the beautifully simple story with the tact that Seuss does. Having not seen the movie, I can not say whether this film achieved or failed or a bit of both, but I just don't know if I want to ruin my own vision of The Lorax by watching Hollywood's portrayal of it.
Aug 6 - 09:59 PM