The Lorax (2012)

Even though I’m in my late thirties I’m someone who can still enjoy kids movies and I’m not afraid to admit that. So after the kids went to see this a while ago and loved it so much (one of them said she preferred watching this over one of her favorite movies (Grease)) I was very interested in seeing it as well. Now that I’ve seen it what did I think of it?

I know this isn’t the first movie based on a Dr.Seuss book, but I never grew up reading them, so I didn’t have any preconceptions about what it should be. This movie is basically two stories. One about a boy who lives in a gated plastic city where actual nature doesn’t exist anymore. To impress a girl he needs to show her a real tree and as he escapes the town he runs into this old guy who tells him a story how the trees disappeared. It’s there where the Lorax comes in, a guardian for the trees. As it is a kids movie you already know how things will end, but the journey towards that end is very enjoyable.

The thing I absolutely loved in this movie was the bright world that was created made out of something which seems to be cotton candy and sweet things. The animals that live in it are adorable and also extremely funny and had me laughing several times. It’s an innocent little movie which kids will love and kept me entertained too.

Score: 8

4 thoughts on “The Lorax (2012)

  1. I don’ t think anyone should ever outgrow his appreciation for kids’ movies. I love Dr. Seuss, and I always particularly liked this book. “I am the Lorax … I speak for the trees.” It sounds like the movie is really nothing like the book, though, except for the character of The Lorax. I think my younger daughter and I would really enjoy this film.

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