The Lorax Movie Review

Directed by: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Starring: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Ed Helms

This movie is about a 12-year-old boy named Ted who lives in Thneedville, a futuristic city where plants and trees come with remote controls and fresh air is sold as a commodity by a short, pudgy business meanie Mr O'Hare. 

Ted searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams, Audrey. To do this he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. The only person who can help him is the Once-ler. Ted’s determination to find a real tree becomes his only goal. 

The Once-ler, once was a young ambitious man w, left home on an adventure with his blue guitar, to become rich. Now an old, afraid somewhat sad character he shares the story of how Thneedville became treeless.

Ted manages to overcome several obstacles with the support and help of the community. 

With its quirky animation and characters, it’s bright and loud colours, typical of Dr Seuss's twisted manner of drawing/painting combined with a stellar voiceover cast and a happy ending, equals a quality movie for all ages to see. It is everything I love about a Dr Seuss story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this family movie and so did my son, who has now said it’s his favourite film and mind you he isn’t easy to please when it comes to movies.

My overall rating - 4/5