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Movie Review: The Lorax

But now," says the Once-ler, "now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear. UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” “I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” The Lorax movie is based on the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax” which is famous for its catchphrase “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees”. The movie is directed by Chris Renaud. Based on its trailer, I can say that the main audience of the movie is the children based on its animation. The movie revolves around a boy living in a world with fake trees, and that’s why his goal is to create one.

The story started with the main character, Ted, who decides to try to find a real Truffula tree to impress a girl, Audrey. They live in Thneedville, a city surrounded by a wall where everyone has to purchase bottled air, they only have fake trees,  and there is no soil and nothing alive other than the people and their pets.  The head in the city, a tiny man name O’Hare, who sells the air. He plays the evil villain of the film, because any progress toward returning to nature would spell the end of his wealth, especially trees since trees creates clean air for free.  In Ted’s quest to find the Truffula tree, he has got to go outside the town and see the Once-ler, whose tale makes up the majority of the movie’s plot.  As a young man, the Once-ler set off to claim his fortune making thneeds, which he fashioned from the tufts of the Truffula trees. In the wake of chopping down the first tree, he meets the Lorax, who "represents the trees" and discloses to him he mustn't chop them down, or the rage of nature will happen upon him.

The Once-ler in the long run guarantees not to chop down any more trees and attempts unsuccessfully for quite a while to offer his thneed. At long last in a stroke of blind luck, the people suddenly realizes that thneed is really awesome and useful, and all of a sudden everybody wants to have one. The enterprise grows and trees are cut. All of them . With the natural world trashed, the people must rely on purchased clean air and remain inside the walls of the city. Now Ted, who receives the last Truffula seed from the Once-ler after having an eco-conversion of his own, determined to save the earth, expose corporate corruption, and win Audrey’s heart. Does he succeed? Can he bring back the real trees? Can he fight the greedy ruler Mr. O’Hare, who survives on this plastic world and sells the air which should be ideally free? Well, to find all that out, you will have watch the movie to take the journey into the land of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.

The story is straightforward with an unmistakable explanation to educate an ethical exercise while engaging the children. It is essentially a brilliant method to play with youngsters' creative ability and in the meantime influence them to comprehend exercises like the significance of natural insurance, covetousness is terrible, never break guarantees, and so forth. Alongside kids, it delicately attempts to poke the grown-up still, small voice demonstrating to us the sort of phony world we are going towards. The screenplay is tight and we get as much inspired by Once-Ler's story, as Ted.  But despite all this, the main problem of the movie is that it lacks of the fun element, in all terms. The animation is dull, lack of funny dialogues,  and more. With a little expansion of more interesting, wittier discoursed and circumstances, this one could've been an amazing film. The 3D glasses make the brilliant hues somewhat dull and the 3D itself isn't so essential; all things considered, it adds that additional flavor to the motion picture. Overall, this movie is one of a kind, it tackles the huge problems in the world right now. And I think this movie is not only for kids but also for adults and it has many life lessons that is applicable to all of us.



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