'The Lorax' is a Modern Makeover for Dr. Seuss

The big movie this week is a Dr. Suess classic that's an environmental cautionary tale all spun into a 3D animation.

It's a deforestation fable about the effects of an industrialized society and its effects on the environment. Sounds a bit complicated, but it is a family film: Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax."

Zac Efron is the voice of Ted, a 12-year-old living in a not so environmentally friendly world. He wants to get his sweetheart, Audrey (voice by Taylor Swift), a real tree to win her over. Ted then sets out for the one person, or thing, that will help him out. An orange, mustachioed environmentalist known as the Lorax, an optimistic guardian of the forest who “speaks for the trees” and sounds suspiciously like Danny DeVito.

The environmental gloom and doom is countered quite nicely by a supporting cast of voice actors. The colors are bright, the look is very Dr. Seussian, and there is something to be said about the good anti-greed message the movie projects.

It's kind of absurd at times, but the common-sense philosophy that each one of us, in some small way can change the world, even just a little bit, is pretty cool.

So the flick-o-meter gives "The Lorax" four out of five. Sure it's rambunctious and fanciful, but I am thumbs up when it's a film the entire family can go see. "The Lorax" barks up the right tree.

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"Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” can be found in our Midtown Patch at . Daily Show times in 3D are at 12:30 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:10 p.m., and 9:45 p.m. Other show times are at Noon, 1:15 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7:45 p.m.

Before or after the movie: 

Hungry? Not far away from the Atlantic Station theater is located at 685 11th Street. Featuring some of the best rooftop views of the city, Six Feet Under also has delicious specials on stone crab claws, garlic roasted oysters, Cajun Andouille oysters and soft shell crab.

And make plans to join the Six Feet Under crew on Monday, March 5 when the restaurant will be featured on the Food Network’s 'Heat Seekers' at 8 p.m. Both Six Feet Under locations will be hosting viewing parties for the event.

Onyinye Enogwe March 04, 2012 at 01:07 PM
U will never die in our hearts DR. Seuss:)


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