As a kid growing up and watching a movie you don’t realize that there is more to the movie. You just go to watch it. You just want to be entertained and see what’s it’s about.
Did you know that Dr. Seuss’ movie The Lorax is a love story and has an awesome underlining meaning? I will admit that I have not read the book The Lorax. It is one of the only book by Dr. Seuss that I have not read. I DID get to see the movie though. After watching the movie, it made me want to go right out to the store and buy the book. I love Dr. Seuss books. All the rhythms and all the rhymes, all the stories and the catchy lines, the riddle me this and raddle me that. Who’s afraid of a cat with a hat? I got caught up in The Lorax Movie last weekend and here’s our take on the movie everyone is talking about!
The story within the story…
Ted is a young boy so wanting to win the heart of Audrey. Does everything he can to have a chance to talk to her. Crashing his airplane in her back yard; having his ball get stuck. All she is wanting is to see a REAL life tree. These two characters live in a environmentally controlled town where the trees are fake and the air is bottled and for sale. Audrey has given Ted a glimmer of hope. A payment of a kiss if he can show her a real life tree. She tells him of someone that can tell him where he can find one. The Once-ler. Only thing is the Once-ler lives outside the walls of their heavily guarded town.
The love story part of the movie takes a backseat to the rest of the story. So, Ted sets out just to find this one person and instead learns so much more. He finds the Once-ler and learns that through his greed of wanting to make millions on top of zillions of dollars (to make his family accept him) he destroys this beautiful forest of color filled tress. All the forest animals have to leave their home and The Lorax (speaker for the tress) tried to warn him of his greed. What can the Lorax do?
All that is left is a stone that says INSTEAD. Now, the Once-ler gives Ted the last Truffula tree seed. Tells him to plant it where all can see. He does just that. At the very end of the movie, everything comes together. The story within the story is… One person CAN make a difference. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not. After Ted plants his Truffula tree seed, does Audrey plant that kiss? We will see.
In this movie I feel like they completely utilized the 3D effect to the fullest. You really felt like the paper was coming to you. You just wanted to reach your hand out and touch one of those soft looking trees. The vibrant colors we beautiful and very captivating. I am happy that my kids got the meaning from the movie. I think it makes them realize that they are important enough to make a difference.
The Lorax hits theaters March 2nd! For more information visit www.theloraxmovie.com
If you are a Facebook user, we encourage you to join The Lorax in speaking for the trees and to add a Truffula Tree to your Facebook profile picture. Your participation builds awareness for the reforestation efforts taking place with The Atlantic Forest in Brazil, which has been generously supported through a contribution made to The Nature Conservancy by Universal Pictures.
Don’t forget to enter our Lorax Giveaway. Ends March 2nd at Midnight!
Momma Findings Contributor: Gloria Burke is a Mom to four kids and a well-established photographer in the Houston area. While she specializes in professional photography, she is also a talented hair dresser, cook, and AMAZING Momma. You’ll see more of her through movie and toy reviews, right here, at MommaFindings.com!
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