"...Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Fitting closing words to The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' beloved storybook about the pint-sized crusader who "speaks for the trees".
Theodor "Dr Seusss" Geisel was ahead of his time, writing The Lorax, his moving earth friendly short story when Earth Day was only one year old, would have turned 108 on the movie's opening day Friday March the 2nd, 2012.
Universal Studios has added love interest angle (Audrey) and a new villain (O'Hare - a tiny little fellow who gets rich selling citizens of Thneedville plastic bottles of air after the atmosphere becomes polluted when all the trees have been cut down) to the original 45 page book to make this visually effective, colourfully musical and wholly entertaining 94 minute movie. Helen, Alec and I saw this movie in 3D on March 3rd, after Helen took her class to see the movie in 2D on Friday. This bright and colourful movie translates very well into 3D, though reviews say that you will not miss much watching this movie in 2D.
This is an entertaining movie with a very poignant message which Dr. Zeuss delivers without becoming "preachy":
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better, it's not."