Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who

Today, Jake, Scribbles and Sarah went to see Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. This movie is based on the Dr. Seuss book, Horton Hears a Who.

Plot: One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck.

Favorite Quotes:
  • "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."
  • "I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful, one hundred percent!"
  • "WE ARE HERE!"
  • "Sweetheart, you need to go to bed. Daddie's having a breakdown."
  • In my world, everyone is a pony, and they eat rainbows and poop butterflies.
  • Horton: They have a mayor who has 96 daughters and one son named JoJo who all share a bathroom!
    Crowd: *Gasp!*
    Horton: Whatever that is.
Review: Our staff gave "Horton Hears a Who" an average score of 8.9 out of 10. Overall, the animation was great and some of the scenes that included water were breathtaking. In a few instances however, there were what one of our reviewers described as random throwbacks to Japanese style animation. Though these instances were probably intended for comedic effect, they were none the less a distraction from an otherwise strong animation effort.

Voices: Horton Hears A Who features the voice talents of the following actors:

1 comment:

patrick said...

Dr. Seuss is classic; after seeing Horton Hears a Who i was reminded how much that guy can pack into a simple storyline... they didn't add much to the original story either except for the usual Jim Carreyisms.