Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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I just watched Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012), starring Zac Efron (High School Musical), Taylor Swift (Pop Star), Danny DeVito (Twins) & Ed Helms (The Hangover)

In this movie, a young 12-year-old boy Ted (Zac Efron) residing in a polluted, grim world visits a strange creature called the “Once-Ler” (Ed Helms) (whose two green arms are his only features that are seen) inquiring the history behind the poor state in which the world is now.  So, the Once-Ler explains to Ted that long ago he arrived in a beautiful, cheerful world containing happy, playful fauna that spent their days romping around blissfully, but soon began to chop down “Truffula Trees” in order to craft a useful invention that he thought of, insisting that his new creation is highly necessary for everybody.  Soon the Once-Ler starts to make profit off of these versatile yet simple-looking inventions, contacting all his relatives to help him with his business. However, a small orange creature called the “Lorax” (Danny DeVito) tries to urge the Once-Ler to cease cutting down so many Truffula trees, pleading that doing so could harm the environment, but the Once-Ler ignores him and continues to grow wealthy off of selling his invention.  However, eventually the supply of Truffula trees runs out and not only is the land left environmentally compromised and out-of-equilibrium, the Once-Ler’s new family business goes bankrupt and the creatures who once resided within the forest must leave.  Having related this information, the Once-Ler provides Ted with “the last one Truffula seed of all,” and instructs him to plant this tree and nurture it, to re-introduce and re-establish the Truffula Tree with the final statement “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not“.

This was a fun and entertaining animated film.  The jokes were cleverly placed and the pacing was quite upbeat.  Before watching this movie, I hadn`t heard of the Lorax story before.  I was more familiar with other Dr. Seuss stories such as the Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs & Ham, and The Grinch who Stole Christmas.  The Lorax had a great message and moral to it`s story.

I would give this movie a fun 8/10 stars… Happy Viewing

 

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