Saturday, March 03, 2012

Review: The Lorax (2012)

bb and I managed to catch The Lorax in 3D last night thanks to Churp Churp.

The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. which is the Truffula Tree (I think that's how you spell it). To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world, and speaks for the trees.

Danny DeVito lends his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms voices the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.

Verdict: 5/10. While it's not in my MUST watch list, it was actually pretty entertaining to me. But then again, I'm someone who gets entertained easily :/ Seriously though, there were some parts that I felt didn't really make sense. But what I particularly liked was the forest animals and the crooning guppies (I think they're guppies). The Lorax was quite cute too :p

On the downside, the songs were a little not to my taste, except perhaps for the last one..and maybe they should have Zac and Taylor sing a duet or something :p I mean, what's the point of having a singer voice a character if she is not even gonna sing, right? Also, I think story development wasn't very much, I would prefer if the Lorax actually made an appearance in the present, instead of just in the narration by the Once-ler.

3D effects were not entirely amazing, so nothing much to shout about there :/

Oh and they had the Lorax at GSC while we were waiting to enter the cinema! Since I missed taking pics of Puss the other time when we went for the Puss-In-Boots screening, I wanted to take one with the Lorax :D Thanks to Kian Fai for helping bb and I take this pic! :D

Til then, tata! :)


Ken Wooi said...

uncle lorax :P

Charmaine Pua said...

Soooo cuteee!! <3

choulyin.tan said...

you meaning Henry? :p

haha I know!! too bad i missed out on Puss :p