The Lorax Movie Review: Not what you might expect…

by Sami

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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.


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.

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Aaron August 26, 2012 - 12:02 am

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.

sami August 26, 2012 - 2:29 pm

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

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