We were very lucky a few weeks ago to be invited to an early screening of the Lorax by Universal Pictures, to say we were excited was an understatement!
We had a very early start from Brighton with a very over excited 3 year old C who I think could of ran to the train station in seconds flat without ordering a taxi. We took this picture of our excited daughter with her Lorax ticket on the train journey up to London.
When we arrived in Leicester Square and entered the Odeon Cinema Our excitement just got higher along with the noise levels. We have never seen so many excited children in one contained area. We guided straight to where the Lorax himself was greeting children and families. My daughter was at first very nervous as you can see from the photo but after having a good stroke of the fluffy truffula tree she decided that blowing the Lorax a gentle kiss was the answer and she was not disappointed as the adorable fluffy orange creature blew one gently back to her. There was so much going on and we had arrived pretty late so sadly missed the photo booth and face painting which my daughter was later distraught about BUT she did however have her first ever taste of candy floss we were not allowed to take the stick away from her until every last scrap had gone!
The attention to detail that was put into the build up of the experience prior to the film was astonishing we were greeted with refreshing melon truffula trees and edible grass, lollipops in every colour and as round as your head and the balloon sculptures were as big as the kids and the face painting that we witnessed was stunning and sparkly.
We made our way into the cinema we were greeted to a bag of orange Lorax popcorn on every seat which my daughter could not wait to tuck into, she donned her 3D glasses straight away and was not disappointed as we were treated to a very amusing little skit by the minions from despicable 2 which had us all leaping back in our seats this just got everyone in the perfect mood for the actual film.
The film is based on the 1971 book The Lorax written by Dr Seuss the film is all about a land that is beautiful and rich with a bounty of animals and greenery and the stunning truffula trees. The trees are all looked after by the Lorax voiced by Danny DeVito who is their voice, but a young man called the Onceler comes along to prove to his family that he can be something and starts to chop the trees down to make his thneads. As time goes on all the trees disappear and the land becomes barren and thneadville is born a world so artificial you have to by air in a bottle and is run by a tiny villain of a man. There are those that remember trees and still some young people who dream of the day they come back.
A 12-year-old boy Ted (zac Efron)searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams Audrey (Taylor Swift) . To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. The 3D animation was astonishing and so clear and clean, the film was fun and lively with a very true message. My daughter is only 3.5 and she was gripped from start to finish and found it entertaining and amusing and adored all the very lively musical numbers. This film is done in such a way that even the youngest of children can understand the message that looking after your planet is a good thing. The Lorax has really stuck with my daughter and still 4 weeks on she is talking about it, and she adores looking at the pictures we took and has really taken the Lorax himself to her heart and has asked when she can get a Lorax toy.
I cannot recommend this film enough it will keep children and adults entertained it is so worth watching and has such a beautiful message the final words of Dr Seuss at the end of the film sum it up perfectly “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” -Dr.Seuss