The filmmakers regard the Dr. Seuss book seriously in theory, not in practice. With some cooked-up elements like a corporate villain and a pair of nominally sympathetic young humans, enough is different to be off-putting. In Thneedville, no living thing grows, and Young Ted (Zac Efron) is eager to impress Audrey (Taylor Swift) with a tree. He seeks out the Once-ler (Ed Helms), and Danny DeVito’s secondary Lorax makes a few appearances. It’s just an OK revision.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.