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God's greatest gift to the film industry
April 14, 2019
Spectacular. Radiant. Transcendent. These are just some of the words I would use to describe Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Chris Renaud is a cinematic genius. The plot is moving, introspective. The wit is dry, yet uplifting. The score is beautiful, passionate, and underrated (I personally think it is the best part of the film). But most importantly, this movie conveys a message that is relevant today, that empowers all who watch it to "change the lives we lead" in order to make the world a better place. It inspires viewers with the lyrics "let it grow" to not only take care of the enviornment, but to allow ourselves room for personal growth, which is really the first step to making a difference. But this is not the only theme of this movie. It also explores the evil effects that money and greed can have on people, how self destructive these effects can be, and just the general ruthlessness of the economy (our whole system, really). It also makes some great points on the quiet and unbeknownst dangers of dystopian societies; it raises the question of wether the citizens' happiness is artificial, or rather their obliviousness provides them with true, genuine happiness? Because I'm not sure if they would really ever would change the way they think completely if they were ever, truly happy. I'm getting ahead of my myself, but I think I have proven my point that this movie is as thought-provoking as it is comical and lighthearted, a bar that most movies attempt to hit, but never quite reach. Not to mention the wonderful cast, who truly capture the essence of their characters percisely. A special mention to Fletcher Sheridan, who played the role of Cy. His voice is rich and powerful, and comes with a heaping side of deliciously vague je ne sais quoi. I can definitely see this kid going places! Really, I can not even express my gratitude to the makers of this movie for producing the cinematic equivalent of the sistine chapel. Undoubtedly 5 stars. No, strike that. 6 stars.
A satisfied customer
(P.S. - my kids loved the movie too)