1- Visual Excellence The Lorax delivers striking visual imagery, with every visual detail thought out, from the gorgeous Truffulla trees to the clever characters to the hummingbird fish. Each scene is a smorgasbord of color, activity and detail that the senses become submerged in the 3-D world
2- A Genuine Love Story– The love story is genuine to life. It’s a teaching moment as you discover that love means trying and getting outside your comfort zone. Ted will do anything to win over Audrey’s heart–and all she wants in the super plastic world destroyed by the Once-ler is to see a real live tree. The simplicity of it is a teaching moment to understand true natures of us wanting to be connected.
3- Great Music- It all comes to life with big musical numbers, walking fish, and Danny Devito’s sheer perfection as the Lorax himself. But through it all, the “take care of your planet” message is one that still shines through, and is sure to resonate with the kids who see it. The musical score enhances the emotion in every scene and does not overpower it as often happens in animation.
4- Family Friendly -I’d say the flick is perfect for kids ages four and up. There are no scary parts at all. I actually found the Once-ler more frightening and esoteric in the book. The movie really works to explain his story, making the message that much easier to grasp.
5- A Clear Message About The Environment The Lorax manages to send a wonderfully strong message without being preachy, and all along maintaining a sense of humor. Dr. Seuss’s message is as relevant today as it was in 1971 when the book was first published, because we can still do so much to take care of our planet. You’ll want to hightail it out of the movie theater and go plant a tree. It takes the audience in and makes the audience think about what the future might look like as we continue on the path of environmental destruction.
The movie gives one of the most beautiful screen lines I have heard in a long time. “It is not about what it is but what it is to become.” What a beautiful message to give your child!
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"