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    The Lorax

    MrsWx and I took the kids to see The Lorax today. I'm not a fan of Dr. Suess and really wasn't that interested in seeing the movie but I've got to admit, this was a really good movie.



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    I remembering visiting my grandma's house when I was little and she would read the book to me (I'm almost 19 now, and this was probably 12-15 years ago)... But I don't remember too much about it... I vaguely remember something about trees getting cut down or something? I could be wrong though



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    Re: The Lorax

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    MrsWx and I took the kids to see The Lorax today. I'm not a fan of Dr. Suess and really wasn't that interested in seeing the movie but I've got to admit, this was a really good movie.
    Well made, but the political message was a bit heavy-handed for my taste.



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    Thank you! I was wondering if it was worthwhile. I was burned by chipmunks 3.



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    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Well made, but the political message was a bit heavy-handed for my taste.
    Agreed but I think they handled it well.



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    sad that environmental issues have to be seen as political.


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    Re: The Lorax

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    MrsWx and I took the kids to see The Lorax today. I'm not a fan of Dr. Suess and really wasn't that interested in seeing the movie but I've got to admit, this was a really good movie.
    How is anyone with kids "not a fan" of Dr Seuss? I didn't know that was possible



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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    sad that environmental issues have to be seen as political.
    Only when they are put in an anti-capitalism context are they political.



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    Quote Originally Posted by balken View Post
    Only when they are put in an anti-capitalism context are they political.
    Sad that capitalism has to in effect, be anti-environment. If I had to pick between an economic system and a clean, sustaining, healthy planet, I will take the later.


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    Re: The Lorax

    There's a great thread debating the political side of this film in the cave. If you want to talk about that part of the movie, do it there, please.


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    Re: The Lorax

    Quote Originally Posted by Wx4Cy View Post
    MrsWx and I took the kids to see The Lorax today. I'm not a fan of Dr. Suess and really wasn't that interested in seeing the movie but I've got to admit, this was a really good movie.
    Love that book. Always my favorite (**** Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham). Glad to hear it was a really good movie even if IMDB shows it as a 6.5/10.



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    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    Love that book. Always my favorite (**** Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham). Glad to hear it was a really good movie even if IMDB shows it as a 6.5/10.
    Blasphemy. Green Eggs and Ham is a masterpiece of literature.



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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    Sad that capitalism has to in effect, be anti-environment. If I had to pick between an economic system and a clean, sustaining, healthy planet, I will take the later.
    If you think that capitalism is "anti-environment", then how do you explain Eastern Europe, where "capitalism" is only now catching on after at least 50 years under the direct opposite of capitalism?

    And since I haven't seen the movie yet (remember the book, depressing but it was a good book), I can't say it's all "environmentalist propaganda". Even if it DOES have that subtext, as long as it's a good movie it should be OK for kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    sad that environmental issues have to be seen as political.
    Which makes it sad that a Dr. Seuss book is on the banned book list in some schools.



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