So thanks to the lady who sat next to me with her two kids at the Lorax movie yesterday, I’m feeling a little doom and gloom about the state of our society. The movie was wonderful; the message pretty clear.
The premise of the movie is that the Once-ler, a business man and somewhat unsuspecting guy ends up chopping down all of the trees in the land causing great negative effect on the world around him. Driven by the greed and lure of success, he misses the implications of damaging his environment until it’s too late.
The movie’s based on the Dr. Seuss book, the Lorax and that’s basically where the book itself ends. The movie expands on the story after the damage is done. The future town and how they live, and the boy who basically learns and remembers what trees were for and sets out to change the world. I won’t give anything more away but like I said, the message is evident.
This isn’t just some fluffy movie that’s full of nonsense – there’s a message about respecting our environment and how one person’s small change can make a difference.
I loved it. My kids loved it and they got it. We talked about the deeper message of the movie after it was over, something they are both very familiar with as recycling and reusing is very important in our house and my husband often preaches to them about respecting the earth.
But the lady next to me. My God. I was so miffed about it I even made this my Facebook status after the movie was over:
Back from the Lorax. Great movie but not happy with the lady next to me. It was bad enough that her kids talked & crinkled candy thru-out the movie but the icing on the cake? When her cell rang and she actually answered it. So rude. Almost asked her then if she was going to later leave the theater and go chop down a tree.
The irony of having someone sitting next to me who clearly had no respect whatsoever for her surroundings was not lost on me. I wonder if her rudeness even crossed her mind? If she was aware of being rude and didn’t care, or just totally unaware? I don’t know which is worse.