Tuesday, March 18, 2008


I found a few articles reviewing Horton Hears a Who, so thought I would link a couple (one on the fact that it was the biggest opening and the other on a movie review). My thoughts - LOVED IT!! It made me smile the whole movie. I think that if Dr. Seuss saw it, HE WOULD BE SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR!! It might be up there with my favorites like Hook!! Have you seen it? What were your thoughts?

'Horton Hears A Who' Tramples Box-Office Competition With Biggest Opening Of 2008

"Horton Hears a Who" continued the streak of Dr. Seuss, Hollywood's hottest screenwriter, with a $45.1 million opening over the weekend. Following on the heels of Jim Carrey's "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and Mike Myers' "The Cat in the Hat," the computer-generated cartoon brought Carrey back to Who-ville, this time alongside the vocal talents of Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Will Arnett and Carol Burnett. The story of an elephant, a speck of dust and having the bravery to speak out against those around you (originally published shortly after the McCarthy hearings), "Horton" ranks as the fifth-biggest G-rated opening of all time. It was also Carrey's best weekend since 2003's "Bruce Almighty."

Movie Review: Horton Hears a Who

The story is a simple one. It espouses the mantra that "A person is a person, no matter how small." It is a positive outlook on live, recognizing the rights of all living beings regardless of status. In addition to the positive tale, I found the overall story to be well written and much smarter than I was expecting it to be. I liked the way it touched on issues of faith, imagination, and a right to life. It brought up these issues without feeling preachy, never digging terribly deep while still retaining a definite intelligence.

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