Father's Review of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
By J.C. Delfino III
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax was a pleasing movie and worth watching. Led by the cast of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito, the movie begins with a dim witted song but quickly advances into a crowd pleasing movie.
Zac Efron plays the voice of Ted, one of two stars of the movie, because it takes place switching back and forth between Ted’s adventures and the stories that “The Once-ler” tells him. Ed Helms plays the voice of “The Once-ler”.
Ted’s goal is to find a living tree (won’t give away why there are not any, it is a major plot point) for the girl next door, Audrey voice acted by Taylor Swift. His adventures bring him “face to face”ish with “The Once-ler” who tells him the story of his life and the meeting of the “Lorax”.
Honestly don’t expect the Lorax to be a big point of this story, he is there but is only slightly more developed then the creatures he leads.
That said the movie is worth watching, I took my ten year old daughter and we both laughed loudly though it. There is a pretty important theme, although kind of farfetched in reality. My daughter said “she liked it, but it was all about trees.”
I felt the humor and plot line was more directed toward teens and young adults, but it is acceptable for any age group.
The characters are funny, the romance is minimal, with only a kiss on the cheek ever evolving from it. The suspense is intense but light at the same time. Kids will enjoy this and their parents will laugh right along with them.
Grab a pizza and the popcorn and enjoy a night in when this comes to DVD and Blue-Ray on August 7th, 2012.
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