Review of The Lorax

We asked 2 parents to take their kids to see the Universal Pictures film, Dr Seuss' The Lorax and to give us their honest opinion:

Film Plot: Ted lives in a town with no real trees, pollution and no fresh air. He has a crush on Audrey who lives across the road. She has a dream of owning a real tree so Ted sets out to find one for her. 

An absolute must see……a real treat

The film was a real Dr Suess treat. The story line was wonderfully played out. The characters were lovable and funny with a villian thrown in for good measure. The story was very relevant to life at the moment without getting too serious for the kids.

It made my kids think about the environment and always keeping your promises. We really did enjoy the film from start to finish. 

I overheard a discussion in the car on the way home between my 2 kids and the 6 year old said "I'd be very sad if we didnt have our climbing tree"..  

Tina L, Cork

Very enjoyable, sometimes emotional, ride for the young viewer

The Lorax is a charming, yet moral laden, tale of a boy called Ted trying to find a real tree in order to impress a girl.  They live in a fake plastic colourful sterile world where fresh air is no longer free and sold by greedy businessman Aloysius O'Hare.

The story of how trees disappeared unfolds with Ted's seeking out Once-ler, the man whose selfish acts caused the destruction of all the trees. The Lorax is the guardian of the trees, a likable Garfield-like creature, but is sadly unsuccessful in his attempts to stop Once-ler.

It's ultimately a moral environmental tale about the negative effects of one man's selfish actions on the rest of the world, but it is delivered in a fun widely imaginative, song filled, very colourful world.

The trees look like candyfloss, the scenes are candy coloured & magical and the characters are vividly animated, with the 3d action literally jumping off the screen – the motorbike chase was particularly thrilling. Inevitably the lessons are learnt and all's well that ends well, but it's a very enjoyable, sometimes emotional, ride for the young viewer.

Karen C, Dublin

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