With a hard hitting message such as ecological responsibility, DSTL revolves around the story of Ted, born and raised in a plastic city. In order to woo his lady love Audrey, Ted has to do whatever it takes to bring her a real tree. Lost and confused, thinking of places where he could possibly find tress, Ted vents to his grandmother. The ol granny tells him about the story of Lorax; that he holds the secret about trees and hes the only one who could help him find a tree. Ted sets out on a journey to find Lorax and what follows forms the rest of the story.
Sometimes it becomes difficult for a director to keep a film entertaining as well as engaging at the same time. Engaging here refers to the plot or storyline. Especially, if youre a director making an animation, chances are more that youre likely to make an animated film less engaging, more entertaining. DSTL follows the same sutra, less engaging and more entertaining however with a strong message.
Certain scenes in the film automatically bring smile to your face while certain scenes carry you in to the stage of total enjoyment. Initial scenes between The Once-ler, Lorax and the creatures of the forest are hilarious. The film has its share of good music too. Thanks to John Powell and screenwriter Paul. The MI medley was super hilarious.
What the film fails to deliver is the originality of the characters, as the director fails to connect with the readers of the book. Almost everybody whove read the book are complaining non-stop about the film. And one may also feel that the makers merely cashed in on the goodwill the author had created with his readers.
All said and done, DSTL has a strong message that is sure to touch a handful emotionally. One line in the film is very apt to all our lives; its not about what it is, its about what it will become. If you havent read the book then I recommend you watch the film.
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