Monday, March 5, 2012

Let it Grow (Celebrate the World)- The Lorax

So you can probably tell just by watching this video how cute the movie "The Lorax" is. I saw it twice over the past two days and I wouldn't object to seeing it again if someone asked me too, that's how cute it was. If you aren't aware, "The Lorax" is written by Dr. Seuss and is about environmental issues that are very current today, primarily about the destruction of trees. The movie shows what life would be like without any trees and what our future will be if we don't stop cutting them down just for business purposes. The reason I'm blogging about "The Lorax" is because throughout the movie many songs are sung by the animated characters, giving it a musical kind of feel. My favorite song was the song that played during the credits at the end of the movie, "Let it Grow (Celebrate the World)" which is what I have a video of up above. Growing up with a dad who is an environmental teacher really does make me appreciate the earth more and makes me more aware of environmental problems going on. Part of the reason I love this movie so much is because it makes others aware of environmental problems too. This song "Let is Grow (Celebrate the World)" captures that awareness and puts it into a really good, fun, catchy song. Listening to it makes me want to go plant a tree somewhere and help make a difference. This song isn't the only good song that brings awareness to environmental issues, the entire Lorax soundtrack for this movie is pretty good too. You can listen to a little bit of each song on the soundtrack here. I'll admit if you haven't seen the movie, some of the songs may sound a little strange but if you go out and see the movie, they make a ton of more sense. The songs are just so catchy and while I was watching the movie and one would play, it made me want to get up and dance..and then go plant a tree of course. All in all, it's a very cute and fun soundtrack that is very beneficial to current problems going on today. The soundtrack and the movie especially is great for all ages, young or old. I'm in high school and I was sitting next to a family of little kids, probably ranging from 3-9 years old and they all seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. Both the soundtrack and movie teach people about how bad cutting down trees is in a fun way. I really, really recommend you to buy "Let is Grow (Celebrate the World)" or the entire Lorax soundtrack on iTunes, and of course, I recommend you to go see the movie. It's out in theaters now!! Whether you're seeing the movie or not, if you haven't caught on by now, go plant a tree as well! :)

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say this movie was amazing! So many people think that animated movies can never have meaning and are for little kids and little kids only. But, this movie makes people think twice about saying that. Since caring about the environment is so important I would be surprised if adults were seeing this movie, not just kids. Also, I know many teenagers who aren’t embarrassed by the fact they saw this movie at all! I also liked how they incorporated these “save the trees” ideas in songs, very catchy songs like you said. I hope that people will watch this movie and realize how badly we need trees in our lives!