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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." Family films are an easy sell. They don't have to be great, just good enough to make the kids laugh, the parents pleased that the kids are laughing and... that's about it. Dr.