My Thoughts on The Lorax

I am a huge Dr. Seuss fan. In fact, there are many of his books that I have memorized just because I’ve read them so many times.

One book I haven’t read, though, is The Lorax. I’m not sure why I’ve never read it… aside from the fact that I didn’t even know it existed.

the loraxWhen word came out that The Lorax was coming to theaters, I knew we’d have to go just to see what it was all about.

I’ll be honest: The cast didn’t impress me much. I can’t stand Zac Effron or Taylor Swift. But, knowing I wouldn’t have to stare at their faces throughout the movie definitely helped with that. I do, however, love Betty White…. I just knew she’d add a special touch to the movie.

Last night was the girls’ turn to spend the night at their MawMaw and PapPaw’s house. Normally, hubby and I would leave all the kids for a few hours and go on a date. But, the boys and I all really wanted to see The Lorax, so we decided to drop the girls off and take the boys to see the movie.

Expecting the show to sell out, we headed to the theater early to get tickets. We took the boys out for pizza and then went into the theater.

We were in the largest theater there is around here, and I was surprised that there weren’t more people there to see the movie. It was less than half full. {Of course, as the lights went down and the movie started, more people came in – because no one can ever be on time for anything around here.}

The movie started, and Parker’s eyes lit up. For a 3 year old, a movie is a very big deal. He had his little box of popcorn on his lap, and he looked like he was in heaven.

I never heard another sound from him until the movie was over.

I just wish I could say the same thing about all the other kids in the theater… but I digress…

I absolutely loved the movie. There were a few slow parts, and my husband fell asleep at one point, but overall, it was an excellent movie.

My favorite part was the music – even though I don’t care at all for either of the “star” singers, the music still blew me away. It was fun and catchy. If I had known the words, I totally would have been singing along in the theater. I will definitely be getting the soundtrack for the movie and putting it in my car.

The storyline was fantastic – all based on Dr. Seuss’ quote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

I don’t know how true the movie is to the book, since I have yet to read the book, but I think they did a great job of getting their message across without jamming environmentalism down our throats. They made me laugh, they made me sad, and they made me want to go plant a tree. {Which is funny, because the Georgia Environmental Department passed out seedlings after the movie. Great timing!}

I would highly recommend you take your kids to go see The Lorax. {Maybe you should leave your husband at home, though – it makes for an expensive nap.} I am so glad we took the boys last night. We will definitely be purchasing the movie when it comes out on DVD, and I’m off to search Amazon to find a copy of the original Dr. Seuss book to read with my kids.

Have you seen The Lorax? What did you think?

Angie Vinez (2872 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.



Comments

  1. 1

    I want to take Blaze to see it. Every time the preview comes on tv he gets so excited! Glad to hear it was good.
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    • 2

      He will LOVE it. My boys are still raving about it.

      Did the storms last night affect you much? I’ve been so worried about all my local friends. We’ve got some branches down, but no real damage. A few miles north of us, though, they weren’t so lucky.

  2. 3

    Lauren and I are having a girls’ night tonight since Shaun is taking all the boys to a motocross thing downtown. The plan was to take her to see this. My mom told me about the tree hugging last night which put me off a bit, but shoot, when we were kids we also had Bambi. I’m still okay with people hunting deer 😉 I’m sure she’s counting on it now, so I guess we’ll be seeing it tonight.

  3. 4

    We just saw that movie today, my kids loved the movie and my hubs and I did too. It was so cute and wonderfully done. I was a little hesitant because the reviews I saw weren’t all that great, but I’m glad we went anyway. Great message, beautiful colors, humorous, and fantastic music. I didn’t read the book either, but I want to now! Thumbs up!
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  4. 5

    I’ve LOVED The Lorax book since I was a little kid, and also the animated short they made of it a long time ago. (I even have a Lorax nightshirt I wear as jammies!) and my little girls love it too!

    I’m looking forward to the movie, but we have to wait until it comes out on DVD because the girls are still unclear on the concept of being quiet during public movie showings – they’re 4 yrs old, but loudly enthusiastic of things they like, and a theatre movie is, as you say, too expensive – for us to trouble other people’s experience of it.

    And the DVD will probably have ‘extras’ – I love those!

    Read the book! It’ll grow on you fast!
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  5. 6

    Thanks for this review. I was wondering if I should take the kids. The Lorax was one of my favorite books from my childhood.
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