This weekend we got to see The Lorax. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a great movie to watch with your children! The film is an imaginative journey that begins in the town of Thneedville, where a boy searches for the one thing he knows will win the heart of his dream girl. But in order find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the often grumpy but loveable protector of Truffula Valley.
Little Miss and her cousin really enjoyed watching the movie last Saturday! Although I didn’t pay complete attention to it, the parts I watched were good. The thing I liked most was the fact that we were able to use it as a conversation starter. We talked about trees, and how it’s important to have real trees. We talked about how it’s our job to protect the trees (and animals, and all of nature).
Visually, this is a great movie as well – it definitely drew a lot of ispiration from the original Seuss book, but they added their own twists. There are also some great mini-movies that come with it.
Serenade — Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
Wagon-Ho—Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
Forces of Nature—Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.