Lorax love — Dr. Suess does it again
I have officially decided The Lorax is my favorite Dr. Seuss movie adaptation.
I have been a fan of Danny Devito since his 1996 appearance in Matilda. Devito plays one of the most important roles: the Lorax — a fluffy orange guy with a big yellow mustache. The Lorax speaks for the trees against the Once-ler, who wants to chop down all of the Truffula trees to make Thneeds.
In the beginning, the Once-ler never planned to chop down every single tree, but once his Thneeds became a hit, he had no choice but to clean Thneedville of all trees in order to become rich.
In the storybook, the Once-ler’s face is never shown. In the movie you see his face as he tells the story of how he chopped every last tree down to Ted, the boy who can save the world by planting the last Truffula seed. But first he has to convince the people of Thneedville that their town is drastically polluted — the same townspeople who believe in battery-powered electronic trees.
I recommend this movie to everyone. It has good humor as well as a relevant message about why it’s so important to take care of the environment. I’m glad the directors of The Lorax did such a great job. Cat in the Hat was a terrible mistake.