Excerpt: I smirk when people tell me entertainment teaches us nothing. There are so many examples of entertainment being used to attempt to sway public opinion on a wide variety of topics. The latest to come across my desk is Dr Seuss The Lorax on Blu-ray and DVD. This movie is an environmentalists tofu dream.
Excerpt: A number of Dr. Seuss’ books have been adapted to the big screen over the years with mixed success. Unfortunately, adapting the 45-page book into an 87-minute feature film was a bit much for screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul, as evidenced by its poor character development, a bloated subplot, and bizarre musical numbers.
Conclusion: I realize that a short children’s book requires a lot of added material when it’s turned into a movie. In the case of The Lorax , I wish they had developed the Lorax character more and not focused so much on Ted. This could have been a cute, sweet little film that my whole family would have enjoyed. Instead it’s a doomsday warning that scares my pre-schooler.
Excerpt: Take note haters, The Lorax isn’t live action and it doesn’t star Mike Meyers. On that level, Universal’s take on the Dr. Seuss classic is a winner. Haters, on the other hand, are probably right about whatever else. Lorax was seemingly conceived to give a Fox News anchor an aneurism, preaching endlessly about the evils of corporate America, endless riches, and business tycoons. In their place is the wonder of a tree.
Conclusion: A food features prominently in The Lorax and begs us to make the following analogy: this is a marshmallow of a film. It is light, sweet, nice-looking, easy to consume in mass quantities, and has virtually no nutritional value.
Conclusion: With a well-intentioned conservationist message that's delivered rather heavy-handedly, 'Dr. Seuss's The Lorax' is finally brought to the big screen with some middling but mostly amusing results. With the voice talents of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle ,and Betty White, the animation is not surprisingly dazzling and mesmerizing, but the overall moral could be lost in tale which ultimately goes against what it preaches.
Excerpt: Contrary to what we tell our kids, adults aren't that smart. Just because we know more stuff doesn't mean we know what to do with it. We acquire factoids not to better ourselves or our world, but to bolster petty arguments. This is especially true in modern politics, where facts are malleable, used as ammunition to be lobbed at opponents. Information is changed to fit ideology, rather than the other way around. When Dr.