Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

The Lorax Movie Review: Could Be Better, Could Be Worse


I like Dr. Seuss as much as the next guy. What kid didn’t grow up reading “Green Eggs and Ham” or “The Cat in the Hat?” The guy wrote some of the most brilliant children’s stories of all time because he made them fun for kids, but they all had a simple, yet important message to convey. Though his stories could make for a good kid’s movie, more often than not, they end up being terrible, and I place that blame squarely on the film maker. The source material is usually perfect. Directors and writers tend to screw things up by trying to get some length out of Dr. Seuss classics by adding annoying songs, or useless characters. Though, sadly, “The Lorax” falls victim to modern Seuss adaptations, it doesn’t come off nearly as bad as some of its predecessors.