In the town of Thneedsville a boy named Ted (Efron) wanted to impress his crush Audry (Swift) and the one thing that could when her heart was to have a real tree. You see in the town of Thneedsville everything is made out of plastic and the town buys air from Mr. O’Hare’s (Riggle)company the way we buy water! Ted’s Grammy (White) tells him he must see the Once-ler (Helms) if he wants to know what happened to trees and where to find one. As Ted goes on his journey to find the Once-ler he sees that outside of the gates of his town it is very grimy and destitute with tree stubs and polluted water. Once Ted finds the Once-ler he then hears the story about what happens to trees. The Once-ler requests that comes back the next day to hear the story and when he gets back home he finds himself in danger with Mr. O’Hare and his thugs. Mr. O’Hare has convinced the town that they don’t want or need trees because they give off fresh air for “free.” Ted found a way back out of the city and was given the last truffula tree seed to plant in the middle of the town.
Elizabeth’s Thoughts: This film was even better than what I had hoped for. The cutest thing about it was of course those who inhabit the truffula forest; the singing fish, the cute bears and the hilarious birds where a joy to watch. If you like songs in your movies this film has those! I say take the family and learn a lesson about protecting your planet! I give this film 4.5/ 5 Lorax’s!
Sunshine’s Thoughts: The Lorax was a surprisingly funny film. I laughed out loud more in this movie than I have in some so called “comedies” lately. The animation and voice work was perfect. There is always the danger of a voice being too recognizable in an animated film but everyone here did a great job of being the character and not just themselves. This is a fun film that kids will love for the songs, the dancing, and all the adorable forest creatures. 4/5 Lorax’s!