But becoming a powerful businessman is Once-ler's priority and his Thneed's a big hit until all the trees are gone. He's not evil, but he lets his success get to his head, and that brings about his own downfall and the destruction of the forest. Apparently in the last 15 or so years nobody had even once looked outside. So take that as you will. Also, we like musicals and my father was a music teacher - so finding out it was a musical was not a disappointment. More goes to the fun.
Throughout the movie, one of them kept groaning and sighing at the same parts I did. As a whole, it's colorful and fun but it feels very different. Let me get the good parts out of the way first. It leaves the message as the background of the film. Everything in this film fun.
I can't remember any of it and i just got out 20 minutes ago. Through his wise old granny, Ted learns of The Once-ler, a hermit residing on the outskirts of the shallow metropolis: walled in and policed by a wicked, and very short, dictator O'Hare. As far as the frame goes, it's done pretty well. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. But Ted gets easily past the border and, using his power scooter, zips into a dark flatland where he finds a faceless hermit in a spooky house. Kids will enjoy the wonderfully vivid animation and the cutesy characters, especially a bear cub and singing fish residing in the tree-laden forest.
If you think Hollywood is the greediest moneygrubbing plastic city in the world, think again and welcome to Thneedville, where every overly promoted, abundantly commercialized item costs bundles and, scariest of all, there are no trees. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. People who take two-year olds to the theater must be crazy, taking them to see this movie is no exception. That's a rare lesson, and one I'm really pleased to see in this movie. What disappoints here is the execution of the story.
But once the movie ends with a corny singalong about letting it grow, you'll realize this ninety-minute tale was really just a message with lots of vibrant color: Other than a greedy entrepreneur cutting down trees to make money and then realizing his mistake, not much really happens. You're not gonna go out and buy a record for it, but it fit the movie for the kids it was targeted to. The film adds a lot of new things to stretch this small story. That said, despite all the reviews on bad music, we thought the songs were lively and fun and cute. This Once-ler is just a stupid kid with a dream, a guy who wants to change the world. Now we're back with Ted, whose input means very little especially since the title character who has surprisingly minimal screen time and plot relevance is history and the real tale has been told.
If you were ever a child, you are probably familiar with Doctor Seuss's 'The Lorax', a tale of a world where man's greed and selfishness has eradicated all the trees in favor of their escapist man-made town. O-Hare is just ridiculously evil. I enjoyed it for giving us a deeper--and in my opinion, very powerful--character type: the accidental villain, the everydude who makes a horrible mistake that the environment suffers for. Although the greedy O'Hare who sells clean air in cans and fake trees for big bucks wants him stopped. The Humming Fish, Swomee Swans, and The Barbaloots are cute enough. The others are in college and haven't seen it yet. The message is there but it's not as compelling as the book.
. Also, as I said earlier, one musical number completely ruins the tragic mood it tried to set with the trees getting chopped down. The Lorax 2012 Subtitles In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey. The other later accused us of never having been kids. Perhaps because I have no soul.
However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. Danny Devito does a great job as the Lorax, and I feel it's pretty safe to say that the parts of the story actually focusing on the Lorax himself were indeed enjoyable. It's hard for Hollywood to make an adaptation of a book by Dr. Also, they throw in a 'hip grandmother' pretty much entirely because they know grandparents will be taking their kid. However, the greedy Mayor of Thneed-Ville, Aloysius O'Hare, has made his fortune exploiting the environmental collapse and is determined to stop the boy from undermining his business. When he learns of her wish to see a real tree, Ted seeks out the Once-ler, a ruined old businessman outside of town in a stark wasteland.
But honestly, if you don't even get the theme right then you have failed in your task. I have two vegetarian older daughters, we are environmentally conscious. My 11 year old and I both loved the movie, she laughed out loud at many parts although I have to admit she does do that a lot watching movies and we left very pleased that we saw it. If you hate musicals, I think the songs are infrequent enough that you can groan through it and let your kid enjoy the movie. At one point the romantic interest actually says 'Wow, how cool is your grandmother'. Description In the walled city of Thneed-Ville, where everything is artificial and even the air is a commodity, a boy named Ted hopes to win the heart of his dream girl, Audrey.
It's a charming yet somewhat depressing book as the main character realizes what he's destroyed, yet leaves a glimmer of hope at the end as he passes off the last tree seed to a young boy to plant. Upon hearing of how the hermit gave into his greed for profits and devastated the land over the protests of the Lorax, Ted is inspired to undo the disaster. The songs are pretty good although it's not quite memorable. When they redid Cat in the Hat, I didn't like it, didn't like what they did with the Cat character at all, but my kids did. I don't think I've ever seen a movie that was like the book. Yes, the message is there but it feels like it's just the background of the film. He realizes, to make his dream invention what he calls the Thneed think of a Bionic Snuggie he has to chop down a tree: which summons our titular hero, The Lorax.