Some people say that this movie is just for kids, but I disagree. This movie is great fun for all ages. I must confess that this film does a fantastic job of taking a Dr. Seuss book and bringing it to life. Starring the titular elephant, the film begins with Horton miraculously hearing a cry for help from this tiny, tiny, tiny sized “speck,” as they call it in the film. Horton takes it upon himself to rescue the speck and then realizes that he was not imagining the cries after all; they are actually emanating from a small town called Whoville contained on the speck. Despite his eager efforts to convince others in his giant-sized world of the existence of the Whos, Horton is met with skepticism and ridicule. Along the way he learns some important morals and though I don’t want to spoil the movie, the film really does teach kids a few lessons that are still important even today. The end of the movie is uplifting, I promise, but you just have to watch it to find out what happens. The film takes the viewer through sad times and happy times, and don’t be surprised if your stomach hurts after the movie from laughing a lot (and not because you had too much candy).
This picture is taken by Perry Marco from Flickr.
Other mentions: The film’s animation is truly fantastic and the characters suck a person right in. Jim Carrey was a perfect choice as the voice for Horton because he really embodies the character. Other talented actors lending their voices include Steve Carell as the honorable mayor of Whoville, and Carol Burnett, to name a few. Whether you are a Jim Carrey fan, or just want to watch a fantastic family friendly animated film, you won’t be disappointed.
In a nutshell: Horton Hears a Who! is great fun for all ages, and don’t be afraid to laugh out loud! The film is sure to uplift anyone who is feeling blue because one can’t help but fall in love with this movie. Ultimately, this story is about remembering what it is like to believe the unbelievable and what real friends will do for each other.
Movie companions: Invite some friends over and have a movie night! Call it “movies for kids, but amusing for adults” or whatever you wish.
Movie recommendations to watch along with Horton Hears A Who! are: Finding Nemo, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, and Shrek.
Treats to have by your fingertips:
• A big bowl or bag of fluffy popcorn
• A box (or bag) of your favorite candy (I recommend strawberry sour straws and peanut M&M’s).
• Water or soda that satisfies your taste buds
• If you are not a candy lover, try some chocolate chip cookies and milk.
And of course, last but not least, remember to enjoy Horton Hears A Who!
This picture was taken by Darren Hester from Flickr.com.