Dr Seuss' The Lorax
Dr Seuss' The Lorax is a brilliant animated film based on Dr. Seuss’ book of the same name. It is a story of a world where everything is made out of synthetic materials, nothing is natural. A young boy, Ted, sets out to find a real tree to show the girl of his dreams, Audrey. There follows an adventure to try and bring back trees to their world, battling the boss of a bottled oxygen company in the process.
Not only does the film have a typically brilliant story from childhood favorite, Dr. Seuss, but it was made by the same studio which made the surprisingly hilarious and all-round good film, Despicable Me. Just as sumptuous in style, Dr Seuss' The Lorax is a treat every single frame and for that alone it deserves a watch.
Dr. Seuss’ stories always contain a strong moral and The Lorax's seems never more appropriate than in our times. Underplayed and well done, the message doesn't come across as overbearing; there is certainly no pandering to the younger audiences here. Renaud and Balda have also done a brilliant job translating Dr. Seuss’ particular style to the screen and have enabled his well-loved characters to truly come alive.
With a truly great cast of voice actors, lead by the indomitable Danny DeVito, and the brilliant animation, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is sure to be a hit. If Dr. Seuss was a staple in your childhood, then you do not want to miss this lovely little film.
Screenings of this film:
|2012/2013 Autumn Term – (35mm)|