Movie Review: ‘The Lorax’

Movie Review: ‘The Lorax’

By Brandon Eastman Posted April 4, 2012

Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” comes from the creators of ‘Despicable Me’ and the imagination of Dr. Seuss. “The Lorax” is an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. This animated journey follows the path of a 12-year-old boy as he searches for the one and only thing that will allow him to win over the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

The cast is composed of Danny DeVito (the Lorax), Ed Helms (Once-ler), Zac Efron (Ted), Taylor Swift (Audrey), Rob Riggle (O’Hare), and Betty White (Grammy Norma).

The Lorax is only the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me and HOP).

According to Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly, the Lorax has a “winningly whimsical Seussian spirit, though it could have used a pinch of his doggerel-driven anarchy.”

According to Claudia Puig of USA Today, the Lorax “remains faithful to the spirit of Seuss,” and has a “similar blend of humor, bouncy silliness, and sweetness” to that of Despicable Me.

Critics everywhere are raving about Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, saying that this film (originally made for young children) can, and should, be viewed by everyone.

I say that if you are looking for a movie to see with your little brother or sister, go for it, but otherwise, there are other movies that would be better to spend your money on.

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