Having been to Seuss Landings at Universal Studios I decided to look into Dr Seuss a little more as I had really not been exposed to much of his work as a youngster so I looked into what films were out there and came across a few so decided that The Lorax sounded interesting. This film is really beautifully drawn, bright and colourful whilst having a story that resonates with society today in all of the concerns about the damage being done to the environment by humanity and delivers the message of how important each person is in stopping the destruction. A really good film that is not just for children.
5つ星のうち5.0An enjoyable fable with some important lessons
I have liked Dr Seuss stories from a young age and have been drawn to every adaptation based on his many creative tales. I tend to prefer the animated ones over the live-action ones, and very often the sheer peculiarity of the stories and their characters makes the choice of being animated almost default.
Fortunately, The Lorax is an animated adaptation of Dr Seuss's tale about a town that had all-but forgotten what actual trees were, and were living out their lives in an almost Orwellian bubble of plastic existence and buying bottles of 'air' from an overbearing corporation. Granted, the 'trees' in the story don't visually resemble what we know as trees, but you get the point. The lead character ventures out to try to find out what went on, and in doing so learns about how previous generations exploited the trees and didn't value their worth to both to nature and the environment as a whole.
Ultimately, the story ends nicely, and you are left with a feeling that very often occurs with most Dr Seuss stories, in that in reality this is a fable not just a story, in that there are moral lessons to be learned. We do need more trees and shouldn't take this planet's natural resources for granted. The Woodland Trust ran some Lorax promotions during this film's launch to try to encourage more tree-planting and increased awareness, but I wonder how many people just view films such as these as pure Hollywood fantasy without realising the connection to the real world and the differences we can each make to the environment.
A great film which the family will enjoy, but remembering the lessons that fables try to teach us would stay true to Dr Seuss's philosophies, and that can easily get lost under the Hollywood sheen.
5つ星のうち5.0Soooo good - catchy songs and great characters.
Used this in conjunction with the book for a whole 4 week unit of work on the environment and persuasive writing with year 5. The children loved the video shown in stages (at that time the film had not been released in UK) and learned the catchy tunes. Great when compared with the book and had fantastic discussions about why the story was developed to include Thneedville and the character of Ted. Also the extra videos on how to draw the characters were much enjoyed and the children followed them well to produce great pictures of their own. Moved on to creating clay and other 3D models.
Certainly a strange storyline on this film but it's nonetheless enjoyable. I bought the 3D + 2D version as it was cheaper than the 2D disc on it's own. I only have a 2D player so my comments on quality are based on this version only. The animation is excellent and if you have a Plasma TV you'll enjoy the deep rich colours. It's pretty funny in places and my Wife enjoyed watching it too. Great for the kids as well of course. Good quality Blu-ray disc recording.
My daughter had the book of the Lorax and we enjoyed reading it over and over. It was one of those very special books that carries an important message. We were overjoyed to see that there was a film of it released and couldn't wait to see it.
Obvously, to make a good DVD for the current market the original story has had to be expanded a little, but it has been done in a sensitive way and the original mesasge is still very much in evidence.
It is great and we would recommend it to everyone!
This film got a lot of bad press because it bangs on about the "environment" ...but children don't see that as adults do ..the kids loved this film.. it's got excitement,a good storyline and some VERY "underlying" jokes that go over the kids heads but the Adults will get it (bit like the Simpsons).... The 3D is amazing.... definitely one to watch ... don't be put off because of the "environment" thing ... it's a kids film,..treat it as such;-)
Got this one after being pestered by Daughter and glad I did as is a really funny film with great 3d, far better than a lot of the so called 3d films. Dr Seuss films seem to transfer well to film so am now hoping for some more. Green eggs and ham would be good.
This film has become a real hit with my 3 year old ,it has lots of bright colours that really shine on Blu-ray. The songs are good and keep her attention,would recommend it. The UV code has expired but if you email Flixster with a photo of the code and where you purchased it,they add the movit
I HAVE ONLY WATCHED ON BLU-RAY, BUT THE GRAPHICS AND SOUND ARE FIRST RATE. THE DETAILS IN THE SCENES ARE GREAT AND THE STORY LINE IS TYPICAL DR SEUSS (SONGS AND BRIGHT COLOURS). I FOUND THE STORY LINE A BIT SLOW AT TIMES AND THE SCENES WERE THEY BREAK INTO SONG A BIT DISCONCERTING! IF A FAN OF DR SEUSS ITS A NO BRAINER, BUT IF NOT, IT TAKES SOME PATIENCE TO WATCH IT ALL.
5つ星のうち5.0Fab film, one to be watched over and over and over
We have always loved the book and saw this film at the cinema shortly after it was released. Loved it then and after many plays, we still love it. My children are 5 and 8 years old and they think it is hilarious. Plenty of proper laugh out loud moments for all the family. A really colourful, funny story. A must have for the family DVD collection.