The Lorax is not an awesome movie but an enjoyable one. The message - clean air and trees - is not subtle but the writers did have some fun with it. There were several groups of teenagers in the audience Tuesday night and they laughed out loud several times. I am not a fan of 3D but it seemed much less intrusive than say in Hugo. This is not a must see movie but it is an enjoyable 86 minutes and reaches all ages.
The groups of teenagers did need a lesson in movie courtesy. My biggest problem with the movie was the the texting going on during the movie. The many flashes of phone screens was very distracting. Was it really necessary to interrupt an 86 minute movie with 86 texts per person? It was rude to say the least. The young people seemed to see nothing wrong with it but maybe there needs to be a slide before the movie saying “Turn your cell phones off.” I offended once, a long time ago, not turning my phone off and getting a call during a movie and I was very embarrassed. A short lesson in etiquette would be nice, but who would deliver it?