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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

In theaters March 2, 2012

86 minutes

This 2nd of March marks the would-be 108th birthday of late, famed children’s book author Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, and of course, the theatrical release of the animated film Dr. Suess’ The Lorax.
The Lorax is a small orange cuddly creature but, figuratively, he is our conscience, specifically the part that chooses between right and wrong when dealing with the implications of our treatment of the environment. Pretty deep stuff for a kids book and one that felt heat from the logging industry… seems Dr. Seuss succeeded in what he set out to do.
The animation featured in this film fell short of my expectations of the format. Textures were flat and colors not nearly as vibrant as I had anticipated of a Suess-world film.
While not a technical or ground breaking achievement, The Lorax film paints a clear picture of the message, greed and corruption cannot overcome the determination of those willing to make a change. This film is very human and will touch your heart but, it could also be your conscience talking to you.

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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