Stop Cutting Trees and Save the Earth

I had the privilege the other day to watch The Lorax, which is an animation picture adapted from a children's book by Dr Suess. This was because I managed to get the tickets from omy blog club, which is a pretty cool organisation that periodically provides benefits to bloggers. If you still do not know, Dr Suess is a very famous author who came up with bestselling hits such as Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. You might also have realised that Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! were similarly made into movies. Horton Hears a Who! was an animation flick while How the Grinch Stole Christmas! starred Jim Carrey as the Grinch.

To give away the plot in gist, to those who have not read this Dr Suess book, the movie is about how an inventor by the name of Once-Ler, discovered this interesting place which not only had nice inhabitants like cute furry little bears and fish that can walk on land, there were also these cute coconut like trees known as the Truffula that looked a bit like fluffy candy. He managed to use the "leaves" of the Truffula to make a clothing similar to the coat and called it Tweed. Subsequently, he succumbed to greed and chopped down all the trees to cater to the masses who demanded Tweed. This was against the advice of the Lorax, a mythical spirit who descended from the heavens to speak for the trees, as the trees do not have a tongue. Some time later, the story focusses on a boy called Ted, who falls in love with a girl by the name of Audrey, and they seek to find Once Ler and bring back the trees by planting the last seed.

Sorry if the plot I gave is very concise as there are really too many things to talk about.You might ask what I thought about this movie? Well it was fantastic. I guess the most important thing is that it is a movie with a message that is we should think about our environment and not be overly consumeristic. Kids will simply love this animation with it bright colours and useful message, though the part where the inhabitants start to leave the city because of the devastation done to the environment is pretty sad.

To take a quote from the movie: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not. So start caring for the environment!

Before you go off, check out the trailer below!