Unfortunately, a new problem rears its head: It seems no young audience member can be trusted to enjoy a thoughtful story without a heroic, borderline-obnoxious surrogate (here, he's voiced by Zac Efron) zooming around on a scooter, bonking villainous heads and saving the day. Blame the trend on Home Alone, but few modern-day directors are impervious to it, not even Martin Scorsese and the non-Mlis parts of Hugo. The point of The Lorax isn't to see that preserved Truffula seed planted and Taylor Swift's lust object smooched. It's to inspire audiences to act out of fear. And we haven't earned this happy ending.
Dr. Seuss The Lorax
|Director:||Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda|
|Stars:||Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Betty White, Rob Riggle, Jenny Slate, Nasim Pedrad|