Chris' Corner: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot..."

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot..."

"...Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Fitting closing words to The Lorax, Dr. Seuss' beloved storybook about the pint-sized crusader who "speaks for the trees".
Lorax - the movie
Theodor "Dr Seusss" Geisel was ahead of his time, writing The Lorax, his moving earth friendly short story when Earth Day was only one year old, would have turned 108 on the movie's opening day Friday March the 2nd, 2012.


Universal Studios has added love interest angle (Audrey) and a new villain (O'Hare - a tiny little fellow who gets rich selling citizens of Thneedville plastic bottles of air after the atmosphere becomes polluted when all the trees have been cut down) to the original 45 page book to make this visually effective, colourfully musical and wholly entertaining 94 minute movie.  Helen, Alec and I saw this movie in 3D on March 3rd, after Helen took her class to see the movie in 2D on Friday.  This bright and colourful movie translates very well into 3D, though reviews say that you will not miss much watching this movie in 2D.


This is an entertaining movie with a very poignant message which Dr. Zeuss delivers without becoming "preachy":

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot.  Nothing is going to get better, it's not."

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Comment balloon 15 commentsChris Smith • March 12 2012 09:00PM

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Howdy and evening Chris

Chris my friend, my lady and I are planing to go see The Lorax. It not playing at any of the Movie Houses right in our area here yet.


Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 8 years ago

Hi Chris - While I have no plans to see The Lorax, I had seen some commercials for it at the theatre when seeing other movies.

Posted by FN LN about 8 years ago

I can't wait to see it - I've loved the book for years and I'm sure the movie will be great!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 8 years ago

I love Dr Seuss and that looks like a lot of fun, and a great cast.  He really was ahead of his time.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 8 years ago

Thanks for the recommendation Chris and the very important message. It always disappoints when they are preparing for a new subdivision and the first thing they do is chop down all the trees! Air in a bottle may become a reality if we don't do something.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Dale, we saw it Saturday afternoon, and there were a lot of children, but it is a timeless movie that will appeal to people of all ages.  I am sure you both will enjoy it.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Marc, Helen and I enjoyed the animated movies, even before Alec.  I think they are best suited for 3D.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Wayne and Jean, Dr Zeuss' imagination has inspired generations.  I am sure you will love what they have done to the book =)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Debbie, if we had only heeded his message back in 1971.  The second best time to heed his message is NOW!

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Al and Peggy, I hate seeing a new subdivision, say "McLeod's Forest", but seeing no trees also.  It is a great movie to take the kids and grandkids to see.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 8 years ago

Chris, good old Dr. Seuess seems to be hitting his stride with Hollywood these days, eventually all his books will become movies I'm sure. Kids always love his quirky and colourful characters.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 8 years ago

Dr. Seuss is very popular in my home, seeing I have 5 year old twins. They can't wait to see this!

Hope you are having a nice week!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) about 8 years ago

Chris, this is so true.  And, that is why people like me and people like you, have to do as much as we possibly can not only to keep being the canaries in the coal mines, but practice what we preach.  Thank you.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) about 8 years ago

Good evening, Chris. I have to agree. Dr. Suess was ahead of his time in so many ways...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 8 years ago

I am going to have to see this one,  maybe take the grandkids, sounds like we will all love it!

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) about 8 years ago

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