By Ranny Levy, Founder and President of Kids First!
‘The Lorax’ Speaks for the Trees on DVD
The timeless appeal of Dr. Seuss brought people into theaters a few months ago when the movie The Lorax was released. Now available on DVD/Blu-ray, it’s a good reason for a family night at home with your grandkids. Recommending it for ages 6 to 18, KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Cheyenne Nguyen, age 8, notes, “I like that the movie shows you how we can protect the Earth. This movie shows us how sometimes we forget that the Earth needs caring.” “It’s not only a great film for the entire family, but it also teaches everyone a great lesson while being fun and entertaining,” says KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Julianna Noone, age 12, also pointing out its vibrant colors, fantastic animation, singing fish and an overall great soundtrack – and Zac Efron and Taylor Swift voicing two of the main characters.
Reviewed by Julianna Noone
(See her full review on video.)
Do you speak for the trees? Well, even if you do or you don’t, you’ll enjoy this film.
The Lorax is adapted from the Dr. Seuss book of the same name. This film is about a 12-year-old boy named Ted (voiced by Zac Efron) who will do anything for his dream girl, Audrey (voiced by Taylor Swift). All Audrey wants is a real tree and Ted is determined to get her one, even if that means discovering the story of the Lorax.
My favorite characters are Grandma (voiced by Betty White) and Audrey. I like Grandma because she is really funny and, even though she seems a little out of it, she always knows what Ted is up to and she is just willing to help Ted no matter what. Also, Grandma is awesome with her tricks and skills on the snowboard. I also like Audrey because she is so nice and so sweet and all she really wants is a real tree.
My favorite scene is when the fish are singing. The fish are just so cute and always happy and singing. They are just so adorable.
The animation in this film is fantastic and the colors are so beautiful and vibrant. I love the soundtrack to this movie as the music is great and adds so much to each and every scene. As with most Dr. Seuss books/films, there is a great message in this film: to protect your environment and to not be so selfish and wasteful. We should all do what we can to not pollute and harm the world we live in.
I rate this film five out of five stars because not only is this a great film for the entire family, but it also teaches everyone a great lesson while being fun and entertaining. Look for this film on DVD and Blu-ray everywhere.
And remember, unless someone like you cares to do anything, it’s not going to get better. No, it’s not. I am the Lorax and I speak for the trees.
Reviewed by Cheyenne Nguyen
If you love nature and like to laugh, The Lorax in 3-D is a must see.
This movie is about a 12-year-old little boy who’s searching for a gift for a high school girl he has a crush on. In the search for the gift, Ted learns about nature and the Lorax. The Lorax is the guardian of the forest.
The voice-overs are by Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny De Vito and Betty White.
I like that the movie shows you how we can protect the Earth. This movie shows us how sometimes we forget that the Earth needs caring.
I give this movie five stars out of five stars and recommend it for kids ages 6 to 18.
Ranny Levy – Founder and President
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