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    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 21, 2005
    Anybody seen it? It's amazing. Probably one of the best movies I've seen in a really, really long time. I thought it was going to be terrible, but it was really good!

    Also, I hear that conservatives are getting mad at it for brainwashing our kids or something. I'm really glad I'm not conservative, so I can like movies like the Lorax. What did you think abou tit?
  2. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 27, 2002
  3. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jun 3, 2005
    Doesn't everyone?
  4. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 23, 2009
    [link=]Speaking of Dr. Seuss breasts....(NSFW because of cartoon female nudity the Ol' Doctor drew)[/link]
  5. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 25, 2004
    Also, I hear that conservatives are getting mad at it for brainwashing our kids or something.

    Oh lord, no. My hippie liberal teachers from elementary school brainwashed me into thinking environmentalism is a good thing. Whatever shall I do? I can't get this pro-environment sentiment out of my head....aahhhhhh!!
  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    May 4, 2003
    I haven't seen it yet, but I am strongly inclined to dislike it. In general, I think trying to flesh out the Seuss stories into broader narratives has been detrimental to quality. For instance, I want nothing to do with some ridiculous story about grandmothers and whatever else is in this version. It diminishes the awful power of the industrial ruin and the Onceler's melancholy. It all seems to cheapen and ruin the idea, though I suppose this is at least not so bad as the Grinch movie, which managed to directly contradict the point of the original story.
  7. Chewgumma

    Chewgumma Force Ghost star 7

    Apr 14, 2009

    This says everything about this movie...
  8. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Aug 20, 2003
    I'll see it when it hits the internet. Saving my money for john carter and avengers.
  9. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 18, 2001
    The Lorax is my favoritest Dr Seuss book ever and I don't like the idea of them mucking around with it. So I am soooo skeptical about this movie. Even if they do a good job at it, I'll still get annoyed at their 'liberties.'
  10. Im_just_guessing

    Im_just_guessing Jedi Knight star 7

    Oct 23, 2002
    The Lorax is a hippie co-op in Eugene. I would be able to think of nothing else but vegetarians in a run-down house off campus, mocking me with their free love lifestyle...
  11. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    Although the Lorax apparently has a high level of product endorsements-- some a bit ill-advised like a non-hybrid SUV-- that doesn't necessarily speak to the quality of the film itself.

    That said, I don't think I'd like it.
  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
    I went to ihop this past weekend and Lorax was everywhere.
  13. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    May 4, 2003
    Is no one going to defend this film before the veritable of Goliath of criticism we are heaping on it?
  14. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 19, 2002
    Well, I loved it. The message was glaringly obvious but it was very well done. The voice cast was terrific and the music was great.

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 21, 2005
    Yeah, I think you guys are trippin. First of all, I'd like to see somebody who has SEEN it and didn't like it. I'll take their criticism a little more highly than that of people who haven't seen it yet.

    Secondly, I agree with Kate. The voices were great, and it was a really great story. I haven't read the book, but in my mind however great the book is doesn't affect whether the movie is great or not.
  16. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

    Feb 26, 2007

    Haven't seen it, probably won't, but I'm member reading it and watching the old cartoon version in economics and it has a political message. People are surprised by this? It already had one, they didn't add it, at least unless they added stuff that has nothing to do with the original story, most likely they added stuff, its Hollywood..

    But again, to me the Lorax is indeed an econ lesson. You keep a supply, but you don't diminish it nor destroy it. For instance the trees, to make sure he has future profit and stuff he should of planted seeds for trees to grow back, and leave some forestation up to not be cut at all, so that way you can have a basis to start and compare the quality and etc from. And the pollution in the water is never a good idea, should of been cleaned because you poisoned your water supply and food supply because the fish left (actually would die in real life).

    So economically speaking this guy took a product, but because he wanted to increase so rapidly not thinking of future things, he screwed that whole area over. Water, trees, animals (food), and stuff. Not to mention, once all the trees were gone, the business shut down, demand couldn't be met, and people lost their jobs. So much for that business venture.

    This has been my view on the Lorax. Thank you for your time.
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

    Aug 16, 2002
    I want to see your views on other pieces of literature. I expect a Marxist critique, but... ya know, opposite of that.
  18. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

    Jul 20, 2008


    [link=]THIS is The Lorax[/link].

    Only minimal padding, no product placement, and, most importantly, no f'n Taylor Swift.
  19. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

    May 4, 2003
    That sort of undermines your credibility, and I can't say I agree with your approach. One of the essential questions in any adaptation is how it compares to its original medium. If it is in most (or every) way inferior, or greatly distorts the themes of the original work, it's not really worth having made in the first place. This is especially the case when, as LeeKenobi points out, there has already been a cinematic version produced.

    Yes, you can say at some baseline that it still tells an acceptable story. But, being familiar with the story, we already knew that was going to be the case except in the most extreme of circumstances. The question it's whether it's worth taking the time, money, and effort to listen to this retelling of that story.

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 21, 2005
    I get what you are saying, but I disagree. I think that any film adaptation of any book should be judged alone on its own merits.

    For example, the Bourne trilogy. Generally really liked by most people. I personally LOVED those movies. But they are COMPLETELY different from the books from which the film was adapted. They basically tell two different stories altogether. Does that mean the moves are bad? No. They are good. Are they bad adaptations? Sure. But are they bad movies? No.

    I'm not arguing that the Lorax movie is an excellent adaptation of the book. If I were, you would be correct. But I'm not, and you're not. I'm arguing that it's a good movie. Which you can't argue, since you haven't seen it (unless, of course, you have).
  21. Teegirloo

    Teegirloo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 26, 2005
    That's what I'll be doing as well. It should be up tomorrow.
  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 14, 2000
    You seem to membering a lot these days.