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Amidst all the padding and razzle-dazzle 3D CGI, the Lorax himself and his grumpy admonitions are pushed to the margins - but the Once-ler's musical number 'How Bad Can I Be?' operates as an anthem for the self-serving, cynical casuistry of our own times.
Irresistibly colourful and its timeless environmental message is useful to for children to be aware of in a general sense before they are hit by more politically convenient 'global warming' arguments in later life.
Watchable eco-friendly comedy that scrapes a pass thanks to lively animation, colourful characters and a handful of amusing gags, though the script is rather thin and the plot feels both lazy and underdeveloped.
The film's animation is very colorful and imaginative, reflecting the original artwork of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Although there is a definite environmental message in the film, it is also a story of empowerment.
Despite being blatant enviro-tainment, it's a win for the world if the stories of Dr Seuss are still being told. The film has its heart in the right place and might get children into the garden for some manual labour.
Apart from its message about the dangers of greed and the threat to the fragile environment, it doesn't aim very high visually or technically. But it's entertaining, colourful -- and it doesn't overstay its welcome.
The Lorax is perfectly pitched for children. But for adults, and especially fans of the book, the glossiness and clunky songs are a bit too much to take, and ironically give a synthetic feel to a story that preaches the opposite.