I wasn't knowing what to expect going into "The Lorax". I wanted to see my childhood come to life, bringing an amazing character to the screen, and I was NOT disappointed. There were songs, great graphics, amazing colors, and wonderful characters. If you can see this in 3-D or IMAX, PLEASE do it. It was almost like being transformed into the world of the Lorax and his friends. The pages of the book were brought onto the screen into an unforgettable way. I loved the truffula tree, the hummingfish, the brown barbaloots, the....well....check it out....
I think kids and adults alike will LOVE this movie. Whether you've read the book, or even if you haven't. You will feel happiness and may even shed a tear.
Danny Devito played a wonderful Lorax. He came right off the book page and protested his way onto the screen. He tugged at your heartstrings and became the Lorax that I knew and loved as a child.
Zac Efron's character, Ted, was a boy on search to win the heart of a girl and make his "plastic world" he was living in "real". Taylor played his love interest, Audrey. She longed for something real, in love and nature. Although we missed a Zac/Taylor duet, we did love the character romance and the happy ending they gave us.
Betty White played the adorable Grammy Norma, who encouraged her grandson, Ted, to go get that seed and get the girl. We love Betty White and we loved Grammy too!
Ed Helms was a great Onceler, young and old. He made us see his rise to success while taking others down with him. But then we felt sympathy when he knew everything that happened was ALL his fault and he was too greedy. In the end, he tries to help Ted bring back, what he, the Onceler, took away.
So I'll leave you with one last featurette from the movie, featuring the song "Let It Grow" performed for the movie by Ester Dean. So whether you read the book as a child, or even if you've never heard of it, go see the Lorax! You won't be disappointed with this visual, emotional, and magical delight!