Movie The Lorax (2012)

Watched 20130202 (Netflix, Instant, HD)
The Lorax (2012) Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda. 86 min [botbotsn (1971) by Dr. Seuss]

Title screen.

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This movie was enjoying to watch. It's filled with action and in general lots of fun. I read that many people complained that the movie doesn't capture the essence of the book. While I have read many books by Dr. Seuss, I have not read The Lorax and I don't know if this is true. Regardless, I feel like this sort of comment is fair to mention within the review, but should not apply to how well the movie is rated. Of course, that is just my general principal. Sometimes how I feel or my cumulative experiences will affect what I think of a movie. As a friend of mine would agree, you can't simply just look at the numbers, you also have to read what the reviewers are saying.

The Lorax.

Imagine someone bought a knife block that can hold 15 knives and proceeds to go onto to give it one out of five stars. You read their review and it says, "I love the type of wood used and the construction is high quality. It only holds 15 knives. I wish it held 20." If I read that, I would wonder why they didn't rate the item five out of five stars.

Grammy Norma.

Again, I would like to reiterate that I enjoyed the film. It's fast-paced, I liked the musical numbers, and it's also pretty funny. If you're looking for a movie full of Dr. Seuss rhymes, then you won't get it here. But if you're just looking for a solid children's 3D animation, then you should check this out. *Unless* you don't like movies that contain environmentalist and/or anti-capitalist themes [e.g., Avatar (2009), FernGully (1992)], then you might consider passing this movie by.

Main credits start with some 3D animation and then eventually transition to 2D artwork as would be seen in a Dr. Seuss book. Credits roll vertically up as the 2D artwork scrolls down.

Fish. Go Fish.

Instant comments:
Wow, a musical number for an introduction.
The grandmother is awesome.
Haha. The jump.
I'm loving the pace of the movie.
Haha. The big bear carries the small rock and the fish rolls the large rock.
Oh my, haha that grandma is cool! (family time is over, ha)

The Once-ler.

Once-ler: Really? Because when a guy does something stupid once, well that's because he's a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.
Smile. Mission: Impossible theme.
Ha. They're playing different games.
"The tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean."
Hahahahahahaha. "Let it die." Silly O'Hare. Granted its a funny punchline.
"Let it grow!"

Bears (and marshmallows)