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The Lorax Movie Review: Not what you might expect…

Yes this is a Lorax movie review, but it might not be what you would expect…

I try not to get my hopes up too high for kids’ movies these days. Even though I love a good animated film (especially those that keep in mind that parents are usually watching the movie with their kiddos), I try not to let my expectations get too high.

However, when it came to The Lorax, I have to admit, I was pumped for this one!

It goes without saying that this is a Dr. Seuss classic. But what excited me more was that the creators of Despicable Me were also a part of the creative team behind this film.

A slight aside: I LOVED Despicable Me Now that’s the perfect example of a kids’ movie I had very low expectations of and to this day, still can’t get enough of! It’s cute, it’s clever and more importantly, shares a great message with my kids.

All the things The Lorax wasn’t.

I feel like there was a HUGE amount of hype, promotion and partnered advertising that went along with The Lorax release…and perhaps that’s what sent my expectations over the moon, but I have to admit that the film was just average.

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t despise it like I did Rango. No sir. In fact, my kids loved it. But in terms of shelling out my movie dollars, it’s not where I’d choose to spend mine.

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The DVD was just released on August 7, 2012, but I’d recommend renting it first to see if it’s something you want to add to your movie collection.

2 comments

  1. I was going to buy the Lorax, but I decided to save some money and just rent it through my Blockbuster at Home subscription and I am happy I did. Now don’t get me wrong, it was a cute kid’s movie. My kids enjoyed it, but like you said I was really pumped for this one. I think the reason it fell short for me was because it was supposed to be a short and sweet story and they dragged it out into an hour and a half. Also I was talking to one of my colleagues at Dish and she said when she bought the movie it was covered in plastic. That seems like a case of hypocorism to me.

  2. Thanks for adding your input, Aaron. Ironic about the plastic, isn’t it?!