March 8, 2012

Movie Review Thursday - The Lorax

This past Movie Tuesday the babes requested that I take them to see The Lorax.  I was more than thrilled to oblige them.  I have been excited about seeing this movie for a while now.  I was happy the kids were excited too.

Luckily we made it to the $5 matinee.  The cost of a movie these days makes it very hard to take the family with.  On top of tickets, I have to buy both kids Frozen Cokes ($5.50 ea.), they split a Medium Popcorn ($6.00) and throw in a Medium Diet Coke for me, and my bill was over $20. INSANE!  However, I don’t take them that often, so when I do, I deal with it.  I also snuck in my own chocolate – so that shaved a few dollars off my bill.
There were a good number of people at this showing.  There were kids there from 1 to 60.  I never noticed any crazy kid outbursts, so the little ones must have enjoyed it too.
My kids (ages 7 and 10) were attentive and followed along with no problem.   The humor wasn’t over-their-heads, and I love when I see them laughing.  There was suspense, action, bad-guys chasing good guys, animals frolicking and eating marshmallows, musical numbers and even a little bit of romance.  It was an hour and half of pure family-friendly fun. 
The kids loved it and so did I.  Afterwards I asked them what the message of the movie was and my 7-year old said “Don’t cut down all of the trees.”  He is a sharp one – LOL.  I’m just glad he got something out of it. 

Rating: Loved It (Very Good)

I defintely would recommend it, with or without kiddos.

The Once-ler:  Unless someone like you, cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better.  It's not.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I will have to see it! My kids were off school on Tuesday and I was going to go with them, but ultimately opted to save the $$ and let my 14 1/2 year old and her girlfriend be in charge. I chose grocery shopping. They all liked the movie, too! At this point I may have to wait for DVD...