Review: The Lorax
- Starring: the vocal talent of Zac Efron (High School Musical), Taylor Swift (Valentine’s Day) and Danny DeVito (Taxi)
- Directed by: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
- Synopsis: “From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of 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.” (collider)
- Rated: PG for brief mild language
In the spirit of “Seuss-ology”, here is my rhymerrific review of The Lorax! Enjoy.
Boys and girls, come, all must draw near.
A wonderful tale you need to hear.
Here’s a review for you Jills and Jacks
This film full of animation and wonder
Tells two stories much like any other.
One of a boy seeking to impress a girl,
A visual feast enjoyable to all.
To watch both stories unfold you will have a ball.
The bears, the fish, the whatchyamadoos,
The non-speaking characters will have you in use
Of your hands as you reach to comfort your side
While continuous blatant environment-saving
Messages do the finger-pointing and blaming
Of those who harm the rainforest and such
But humor swoops in and as adventures arise
We hope for both heroes to then earn their prize.
One wants the girl, the other: redemption
From previous mistakes after lost intervention.
The Lorax attempted to save all the trees,
The audience interest is most captured when seen
Are the animals, the Lorax, and a teen (or a “tween”).
The rest of the tale falls flatter than when
Tho, what’s the big fuss?
To see it’s a must.
The Lorax…you just have to see it…or bust!
From fantastic visuals to colorful scenes,
From musical numbers that either bother or please,
This film is quite fun, check it out in 3D
A joy for all ages. Don’t be a stiff, like a tree,
Check it out, the trees there are much more pretty.
From beginning to end you will not be bored.
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars for The Lorax (Look for the cameo Minion from Despicable Me in the film!)
–T, The Focused Filmographer