The Lorax: We Speak for the Trees
I know The Lorax has been out for awhile, but like other things recently, it took me a bit more time to get around to seeing it. Still, I wanted to make sure I brought the kids to see it in a theater, since I expected it to be much more fun on the big screen, particularly in 3D. When Stonyfield Organic offered to pay my way, of course I accepted!
Last weekend, all four of us enjoyed some family time as we giggled over our 3D glasses, enjoyed the previews (the boys are already plotting plenty of summer excursions to the cinema) and thoroughly enjoyed the main event.
The Lorax movie creates a rich story using Suess' classic The Lorax book as a springboard. Taking a short book and turning it into a full-length (but not too long) feature presentation is no small feat, but Universal Studios created a great flick that appeals to adults and kids alike.
I loved that there were plenty of musical numbers. My kids loved that it wasn't too scary, although this movie definitely tugged on my eco-conscious seven-year old's heart. While the movie speaks for the trees, it also relies heavily on humor, so this flick is plenty entertaining. In other words, don't fear that it is a huge lecture on environmental consciousness. The message is clear to those who see it, but the movie is fun on its own. (Still, I'm glad we were getting into a Prius on our way home, and that our popcorn container was recycled properly upon becoming empty.)
Thank you Stonyfield Organic for facilitating our fun excursion!
Disclaimer: Stonyfield provided 4 free tickets for my family to see The Lorax. We paid for transportation and concessions. There was no posting requirement; the words above are my own. I am an Amazon affiliate.