If you are wanting to see a fun kids movie wit the kids this weekend, this is one they are sure to love! Last weekend the kids and I went and saw it and we all loved it! Seeing the Lorax by Dr. Seuss to the big screen in 3D was a great way to spend our Saturday morning (although my littlest one who is 2 had issues with the glasses and hated wearing them) we all had a blast. As with all things Dr. Suess there is a funkiness with great characters!
The Lorax is about a boy named Ted who is on a mission to bring a real living tree into his town,Thneedville that is run by Mr. O’Hare, the Mayer. Mr. O’Hare though does not want trees in his town, as he wants there to be as much pollution as possible so that is new product O”Hare Air will be bought by the people of the town. Ted’s determination is brought on because he likes a girl name Audrey who all she wants is to see a real living tree. Ted has a talk with his grandmother about finding a tree and where all the trees have gone and she tells him he needs to talk to the Once-Ler. In order for Ted to talk to the Once-Ler he must get out of the town, which is a challenge since it has walls all around it but he does succeed. Once out side the walls he finds the Once-Ler who tells him the story about the trees and where they have gone and what was done to them. He tells Ted the story of the Lorax and how he is the keeper of the trees and how he (the Once-Ler) came to meet the Lorax. He tells Ted how with one Truffula seed (the last one) he can make a difference and change the world and bring back the trees.
This movie has not only fun characters but also great messages behind it. I asked my kids what message they got from the movie and they said:
Princess Pretty Pants (age 6)- “That you should be nice to everyone and all things that are living and if you want to do something and set your mind to it you can. One person doing something nice can make other people do nice things too”
Little Man- “Cutting trees is bad, just like being mean to your friends. No trees means the animals have no home and that is not nice.”
Will you be seeing the Lorax this weekend? It comes to theaters today.
Disclaimer: I was provided tickets to see this movie to facilitate my review. No compensation was received, all opinions are my own.
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