On March 2, The Lorax came into theatres to celebrate Dr. Suess’s birthday. According to Fandango, its synopsis is: “Dr. Seuss' classic, environmentally themed children's book comes to the big screen in this tale of a young boy who encounters a cantankerous forest creature after venturing outside of his artificial city in search of a tree. Ted (voice of Zac Efron) lives in a town where nothing is quite as it appears; everything is plastic, including the plants. Hopelessly smitten by the beautiful Audrey (voice of Taylor Swift), who dreams of one day seeing a real tree, Ted boldly leaves the city determined to find the flora and grant her wish. Along the way, the young adventurer crosses paths with the Lorax (voice of Danny DeVito), a diminutive, mustached defender of nature who doesn't take kindly to human intruders. The better Ted gets to know the Lorax, however, the more he learns that his newfound friend has good reason for being a bit surly.” Critics announced the movie as, “so-so,” but as a fan, I say, “go.” Why not? Is target audience is mostly young children, but the atmosphere of the movie was great. The animation, a little singing, and the one antagonist who everybody hates, make the movie. It is also a great movie because it discreetly tells kids about trees and how good they are. It basically advertises to let trees grow. I recommend this movie for younger children, or anybody who likes a good, clean plot.
Hunger Games The newest phenomenon, The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins is a series of books that are based on how the future may look. These books describe the life of a girl named Katniss, from one of the twelve distracts who are separated and each known for their specialty. They all cater to the capitol who allow them to function under their ruling. Each year, the capitol holds the annual Hunger Games where a boy and a girl from each distract fight to the death in the battle to be the last survivor. Katniss volunteers herself for the “raffle” held to decide who will represent the distract. The Hunger Game Trilogy describes the adventures that Katniss endures throughout the games. If you enjoy thrill, adventure and romance, these books are for you. The Hunger Games movie will open in theaters March 23rd 2012.