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[Vanity] WARNING!! The Lorax...
Two reviews I read ^ | 3-2-12 | Me

Posted on 03/02/2012 5:11:43 AM PST by Pharmboy

Before I read the two reviews of this animated feature this morning, I had said to myself over the past few weeks: "Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful since you cannot look anywhere without seeing some sort of promotion for it. A cry for help if I've ever seen one."

Well, it appears even worse than that. I read two reviews (The New York Times and the New York Post) and both HATED this dreck, and each said that the absolute preachiness was worse than Al Gore and Obama, respectively.

You know what to expect: bad corporations raping the environment. The Times guy said Wall-E had the same point of view, but at least there was some cleverness and art in that movie: here, none.

Do not expose your kids or grandkids to this Hollywood leftist eco-propaganda.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ecopropaganda; envirowhackos; hollywood; hollywoodleft; lorax; moviereview

1 posted on 03/02/2012 5:11:44 AM PST by Pharmboy
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To: Pharmboy

I heard the reviewer on NPR this morning. Even he hated it.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 5:14:17 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Pharmboy

I heard the reviewer on NPR this morning. Even he hated it.

BTW, if you want to save the trees, produce more CO2. They love the stuff!


3 posted on 03/02/2012 5:14:49 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Perdogg; Bender2

Ping...in case you missed a review of this crap


4 posted on 03/02/2012 5:14:55 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

Even in its original form the Lorax was an environmentalist story.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 5:15:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Pharmboy

I figured it would be following in the footsteps of the original Lorax (i.e. the Dr. Seuss animated tv special/book from the 1970s). The fact that it’s being released in a movie “dump season” (i.e. Jan/Feb and thereabouts) rather than in the summer also said a whole lot about the prospects for the film.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 5:17:36 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Pharmboy

A review in Seuss-ian rhyme:

http://decentfilms.com/reviews/lorax


7 posted on 03/02/2012 5:19:28 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Pharmboy
"Pharmboy, this movie must really be awful..."

You really call yourself that in private?

8 posted on 03/02/2012 5:25:39 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: Last Dakotan
You win!! I was wondering what post number someone would say that...LOL! I originally was going to say "Self,..." but I had heard a comedian do that and I did not want to just steal the line.

And, I need to know whom I am speaking with...

9 posted on 03/02/2012 5:29:06 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

Georgia Dept of Agriculture is giving away tree seeds to every movie goer of this movie.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 5:30:36 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

They better give away tickets...a poster above said even NPR hated it. That says a lot...


11 posted on 03/02/2012 5:36:26 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

If you ever read Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax” book, you’d already know that.
I read The Lorax to my kids when they were little. ONCE. Then it got tossed. Not in the “trade” box but in the garbage, where it belonged.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 5:36:32 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Pharmboy

Wait... wha? Hollywood produced a film with an ultra-liberal message? Where am I? Bizarro World?


13 posted on 03/02/2012 5:36:32 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

Well, true enough...but with sweet-looking cartoons you may not expect a diatribe. I, for one, was not familiar with the original story line.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 5:40:13 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Last Dakotan

“You really call yourself that in private?”

Maybe he works in a drug store?


15 posted on 03/02/2012 5:59:11 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Little Ray

“Act of Valor” was called ‘propaganda’, so what is this Lorax thing??


16 posted on 03/02/2012 6:22:34 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bolobaby

Wait... wha? Hollywood produced a film with an ultra-liberal message? Where am I? Bizarro World?

And NPR, NYT and NYP gave it bad reviews!!! This is truly Bizarro world.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 6:23:50 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: Pharmboy
The Hollywood version has likely been twisted to fit the socialist mindset of the left coast. However, I have used the cartoon version in my economics class to illustrate the danger of over using free resources and the Tragedy of the Commons. The whole problem started when the main character, the Oncler, found and utilized the trufulla trees without having either ownership of the resource or having to pay for their use. The Oncler thus had no economic incentive to conserve, preserve or replant this resource and simply exploited it until it was gone.

The use of a free resource until it is no longer available is often referred to as the Tragedy of the Commons...where the unowned common grazing land in small villages could be over grazed and thus useless to anyone. A more modern illustration would be the provision of free taxpayer funded wi-fi system in a city. The system would quickly become over utilized to the point of being unusable

18 posted on 03/02/2012 6:25:18 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Let’s Link to original source, and the whole article... rather than someone’s blon that ripped off the first half....

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/sdg-reviews-the-lorax/


19 posted on 03/02/2012 6:29:48 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: GeronL

Act of Valor” was called ‘propaganda’, so what is this Lorax thing??

Indoctrination of our kids.

I remember watching a cartoon version of this when I was a kid and getting all sad about all the trees getting cut down.

I kept thinking “where did all the seeds go”?? Mr. Seuss conveniently forgot to address this in his story.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 6:31:08 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: Pharmboy

But.... you know the indoctrinated generational yutes are just going to love this stuff.

Not to mention the public schools and teachers union will make sure it is a ‘must-see’ at schools for their kids.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 6:31:45 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: The Great RJ

Excellent Point!!


22 posted on 03/02/2012 6:34:22 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: The Great RJ
Would it also apply to this? :

Boone Pickens Wants To Sell You His Water

23 posted on 03/02/2012 6:43:41 AM PST by Irenic (Get your pencil sharpeners and ElmerÂ’s glue, we've lost our red wheel barrow...)
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To: Pharmboy

There’s a reason why it’s being released in March instead of May or December.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:54:34 AM PST by wbill
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To: Pharmboy

Is your real name Greg? You write like a “Greg” friend of mine.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 7:10:41 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: BobinIL

When one of my little kids saw me cut down a tree two years ago, he was all upset and thought I was going to cut down all the trees. I explained to him what I was doing and that we would use the wood to heat the house.

Now, he thinks it is cool when I cut down a big one. :-)


26 posted on 03/02/2012 7:13:36 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Pharmboy
I originally was going to say "Self,..." but I had heard a comedian do that and I did not want to just steal the line.

And, I need to know whom I am speaking with...

Talking to yourself isn't near so bad as answering back.

27 posted on 03/02/2012 7:37:51 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Pharmboy

They are promoting planting 3 million trees, just what every allergy/asthma suferer needs. Ah-chooooo!


28 posted on 03/02/2012 7:54:27 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: Pharmboy

29 posted on 03/02/2012 7:55:37 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: FreeAtlanta

Ha! I bet he wasn’t an English major either...


30 posted on 03/02/2012 8:09:31 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: red-dawg

Nicely done—perhaps The Borax.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 8:11:27 AM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

LOL!


32 posted on 03/02/2012 8:15:18 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: Pharmboy

It takes a beating in the LA Times of all places!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-lorax-20120302,0,5193528.story


33 posted on 03/02/2012 9:00:13 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GeronL

Given the target audience, I’d call it brain washing or indoctrination.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

When I first posted it the entire poem was there. Decentfilms.com is Steven Greydanus’ site...he also happens to post his stuff on NC Register. Therefore, he wasn’t ripping anybody off.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 9:51:36 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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