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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Marso 23, 2012

The Lorax: Which way, does a tree fall?

The Once-ler: Down?

The Lorax: It falls the way it leans. Be careful where you lean.

-The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

 I almost decided not to watch this movie. After seeing Corazon: Ang Alamat ng Unang Aswang, I went out of the cinemas, got out of the mall and headed straight to the terminal where I would be getting on an FX to go home. I checked my watch, it was a little past 8:50. Arriving there, I saw an enormous crowd lining up for the next “trip” going to Sta. Ana (the place where I live). Being the Math teacher that I am, I tried doing a quick estimate of the time by which the people in front of me would be “served” by the FX. Overwhelmed, I told myself that I would not make it home in an hour or so with the sea of people before me. Well, I honestly don’t know if the line was really that long or if it was probably because I realized I had wanted to see the movie so much that I exaggerated and imagined the line to be like that, intentionally doing a wrong estimate. At that point I didn’t care. I just felt like I had to see it. So I decided to get in the mall once again, and  I dashed up to the theaters like no one’s watching. I ran, and for a moment forgot about how silly I looked to other people or how much risk there was for using the escalator as stairs – skipping some steps on my way.

I reached the theaters in about 4 minutes and bought my ticket.


I am a child at heart, so if there are movies I would most likely appreciate, it would be animated films. I never really got to see these kinds of films when I was young so I guess it’s only now that I am trying to enjoy, in a way, this aspect of one’s childhood. So instead of doing a review that would only be biased, I will just enumerate those lines from this film (just like the one above), which are standouts  for me.


Ted: The last seed?

The Lorax: It’s not about what it is. It’s about what it can become.


The Lorax: I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues…


The Once-ler: When a boy does a stupid thing once… It’s because he’s a boy… But when he does a stupid thing twice, it’s because of a girl.


The Once-ler: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.


Happy viewing!