The 365 Films Challenge - Day Twenty-Eight
Starring: Zac Efron, Ed Helms, and Danny DeVito
Directed By: Kyle Balda and Chris Renaud
If you don’t know the plotline of The Lorax then please get the hell off my blog and GO READ IT.
For those of you that were not deprived children, I will get on with my review. This movie was positively flawless film-wise, as far as advertisements were concerned I was disappointed (Stephen Colbert summed up what was wrong nicely). I felt the book was well-represented on screen and the filmmakers did an excellent job animating the film to look exactly like the illustrations Dr. Seuss originally created. Personally, I feel Teddy would have been as proud (FUN FACT! Zefron’s character was named Ted and when I realized why, I cried) as I was seeing someone in the industry remind parents and children of the dangers of consumerism, mass-production, and pollution. I cried like a baby over the preservation of the Doctor’s legacy, as well as the ultimate message of the film and the book: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.