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Film-Too much of a good thing
Here's what works well. The visuals are stunning, the Once-ler's expansion of charater is great and Grandma is awesome. What fails is the fact that this is that the focus is too much on the Once-ler, I wasn't able to gather so much sympathy for Ted. And the villan is cartoonish to the extreme, especally since we have an example of another business big-wig in this film. So good to see in theaters, not so much for a DVD rental. Still is very Suess-ish and keeps to the main aseop so don't let the rabid fanbase get to you. And the fish are coolest animals in the bunch.
What about Audry? Or heck, the Lorax himself? Personally, I just like that they gave Ted a character at all because just being a random boy with no characterization or motive like he was in the original story would not have worked.
comment #13033 ManwiththePlan 2nd Mar 12 (edited by: ManwiththePlan)
The Lorax actually come off a bit of a jerk in some scenes. Kinda like how real-life green enthusests can be. Audery...eh. Standrard Granola Girl. I don't mind her inclusion but it does kinda bug me on how she knows about trees. Oh and Ted's good. As I said, I don't mind Audery being the main reason why he was intally interested in trees because quite honestly, that's what boys would do, as noted in-story. And you do get the sense that he does care for the Once-ler and wants to help him outside of just impressing Audery.
comment #13036 phoenixdaughterAM 3rd Mar 12 (edited by: phoenixdaughterAM)
^ Jerk With A Heart Of Gold I take it? Danny Devito's the voice, so I expected as much. From the trailers, Audrey seemed kind of...hippie-ish to me. But in a funny way. I thought for sure Ted was going to end up being related to Once-ler somehow, but apparently not.
comment #13037 ManwiththePlan 3rd Mar 12
I personally think the movie didn't need a complex, realistic villain. Otherwise, the film wouldn't have been so Seuss-like. He's a Strawman Political and the film doesn't suffer from it.
comment #13039 encrypted12345 3rd Mar 12
^ Well that probably was the point since Once-ler kind of already is our complex, realistic villain here. Still, I wish they'd given O'Hare something more...interesting for his character aside from just being a greedy slimeball.
comment #13041 ManwiththePlan 3rd Mar 12
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