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The Lorax took a simple children's story and turned it into a brightly-colored, heavy-handed snorefest. It's obvious, based on the casting, that they were trying to lure in younger viewers, but they forgot to make the filler plot or the musical numbers interesting. The book is definitely better.
It is certainly not as bad as the Grinch or Cat in the Hat movies, but The Lorax is another movie that misses the point of its beloved source material. Instead of taking risks and challenging its audience, it plays everything safe and crushes the message with annoying pop-culture references and materialism that borders on insulting.
Though it has some catchy musical numbers and colorful animation, the Lorax is uninspired, and goes against it's own message, as it has a ton of product tie ins. It is entertaining at times though, with just a tad of humor.
A colourful and inventive movie to show to people how humans are treating the most valueble thing we have: our planet. With good visuals and fun characters is a perfectly nice animated movie! It's and 7,4 out of 10.
The Lorax provides a plethora of thought-provoking themes and its colorful world will appeal to younger viewers, but it does stray very far from the book itself, and the musical numbers don't fix it either.
A blatantly anti-corporate butchering of a great literary work that makes James Cameron's Avatar look subtle by comparison. However, that's the least of this piece of trash's worries. With a script that's made it its mission to make the good Doctor roll in his grave, horribly dated and one-dimensional characters, and the strange need to compress the original (flawless) story into a 5-minute musical number while cramming the rest of the movie with pointless fluff, this is permanently on my hate list.
I loathe this movie. It takes the message of the original story and oversimplifies it to the point where it's insultingly one dimensional because Hollywood thinks we're too stupid to understand a little thematic complexity. I'm not gonna act like the original story was a masterpiece of literature, but it respected the intelligence of its readers, both the kids and the adults. This film throws all of that out the window. Seriously. Fuck...this...movie!
Now I can see why The Trash Man Danny DeVito starred in this, IT'S BECAUSE THIS FILM IS A LOAD OF TRASH! IT ONCE AGAIN FAILS TO CAPTURE THE MAGIC OF SEUSS! WHILE HORTON HEARS A WHO STAYED CLOSE TO THE SOURCE MATERIAL WHILE TRYING TO ENTERTAIN KIDS THIS FILM IS ONLY TRYING TO ENTERTAIN KIDS WHO PROBABLY THINK WIKIPEDIA AND TMZ ARE CREDIBLE SOURCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just like all the other Movies that Cause Dr. Seuss to Role in his Grave. This Film continues in those Footsteps, Misses Every Message of the Original, terrible voice acting, and just in general, never made me feel for any of the characters, this is a big Orange Waist of Time if you ask me!