31 Oct '11, 10pm

Did Hollywood Kill 'the Lorax'? (Video)

Did Hollywood Kill 'the Lorax'? (Video)

Dr. Suess's widely beloved, atypically elegiac book 'the Lorax' is getting primed for the big screen, and some fans are pissed . Rightly so, I'd say. Watch the trailer: Here's Grist's Dave Roberts launching as harsh a polemic at a 2-minute movie trailer as you're likely ever to read: This, I submit to you, is an insult to all that is good and holy.First off, Danny f'ing Devito?! No, no, no. The Lorax does not wisecrack. He does not pratfall. He does not delight the audience with shenanigans. He doesn't intervene in the action at all. What he does is observe ... He's a tragic figure ... Second, nothing grows where the Once-ler lives except Grickle-grass. The air smells "slow-and-sour." Why? Because there are no Truffula trees. They were the anchor species of the ecosystem, upon which the other species depended. That's the whole point. In this unholy movie, the kid lives in ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/hollywood-kill-lorax-cg...

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