DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX (2012)
– 3 out of 5 stars
Based on the children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the movie tells a cautionary tale about the harmful effects on the environment when trees are cut down excessively.
In this colourful version, trees are represented by Truffula trees – tall, thin trunks with fluff on the top – and evil corporations by The Once-ler (Ed Helms), who chops downs these trees to make Thneed, his multi-purpose invention that takes Thneedville by storm and ultimately destroys the Truffula forests. After years of artificial air, hope comes in the form of Ted (Zac Efron) who wants to find a real tree to impress the girl of his dreams, Audrey (Taylor Swift).
I didn’t know Zac Efron sounded so much like a little boy – he sounds so excited all the time! I wasn’t aware that Ed Helms would be inside. But his voice was really recognizable especially when he started singing. The Nard-dog would be proud. The forest animals are super cute too – that baby bear! But seriously, I didn’t expect it to be a save-your-environment message kind of movie but I guess the children nowadays need it because they lead a relatively extravagant lifestyle and are mostly spoilt brats. Fact.
VALENTINE’S DAY (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars
I saw Valentine’s Day and I think it’s slightly better than New York, I Love You!
It’s another anthology of love stories, people connected in one way or another – friends, colleagues, lovers, strangers etc. Except that this movie happens all in a day – Valentine’s Day. There are many familiar faces – Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Jessica Alba, etc. Only thing is happy beginnings didn’t turn out to be happy endings, while not-so-happy beginnings turn out happier.
There is the mini-competition between McDreamy (Dempsey) and McSteamy (Dane) – I choose McSteamy cos McDreamy still plays a boring doctor who does the worst thing ever! There’s the bimbotic Taylor Swift who dots every sentences with “like…” and dances like a crazy girl. The story revolving around the other teenage couple – Emma Roberts and Carter Jenkins – were super funny! They were planning to have sex during lunch and it all goes wrong when Stone’s mother comes back and sees him – almost naked! Anne Hathaway is very interesting with the use of weird accents and the creative use of rubber bands – *snap* while part-timing as a adult phone entertainer. Jennifer Garner totally rocks as a waitress (chopped pig’s testicles, anyone?) and with the baseball bat!
And here’s my favourite quote from the movie/trailer:
Reporter: So, how do you guys feel about each other?
Felicia: Oh my gosh, I totally love him!
Willy: And I’m crazy about her.
Felicia: See, I even wrote his number in my hand.
Reporter: There you have it, young love. Full of promise, full of hope, ignorant of reality.
JONAS BROTHERS: THE 3D CONCERT EXPERIENCE (2009)
– 3 out of 5 stars
OOH! I went to watch Jonas Brothers in 3D!!!!!!!
To be honest, I was kinda anticipating it before the movie opened, but I’m not an extreme Jonas Brothers fan. Just that when they keep appearing on TV and I keep catching them on it, and when people scream, you scream; when they sing, and you start singing too. Not to mention, it’s in 3D! My next two 3D movies will be Up! andMonsters vs. Aliens!
Anyway, the concert-movie was a little short (76 minutes) and they played quite a number of songs, most of which I do not know except for the real popular ones likeS.O.S., Burnin’ Up and This Is Me (from Camp Rock – which I watched too). Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift guest stars and sings along with the JoBros. You get to go behind the scenes, experience their popularity, the fan-stampede and get to see Joe Jonas shirtless! Oh, Nick is really talented- he plays the guitar, piano and drums! But he’s so young… LOL!
Overall, their concert was pretty big and the stage design was very nice! Their emblem was flaming and the JoBros even sprayed foam at their audience! Man, those sprays were huge! And I stayed till the very end because even the credits were in 3D!