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Horton Hears a Who!

horton hears a who

The Story

There’s sound coming from a speck. Horton is sure of it. Meanwhile, the people in Whoville are experiencing mayor earthquakes. And this is when the Mayor of Whoville finds out they are living on that tiny speck in a different world. No one believes him, except Horton, who told it himself of course. Together they have to find a quiet place for the speck, so Whoville won’t be crushed to dust.

The Cast

horton jim carrey
horton steve carell
horton 3

The Trailer

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Worth the Popcorn?

Dr. Seuss? I must confess I didn't know him. It must be because I didn't grew up in the US, he is mighty popular over there after all. But the first time I was introduced to his charming world, was with the 2001 movie 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. A pretty good Christmas movie, but 'Horton Hears a Who!' easily surpasses it by another mile.

Although I don't know the original material, it is very noticeable the creators didn't take it too literally. Full of popular culture references, but staying in the mind and spirit of Dr. Seuss it certainly is not just for the kids, but entertaining for the whole family. Between the lines you can read quite a few social remarks. Like the little kangaroo, who only gets home pouch teaching. There are a couple of jokes in there for everyone.

The other reason for it being better than The Grinch is the animation. There's only so much you can do with real actors. And the world of the Whos can be brought to life just so much better with animation. Since the world partly takes place in the forest, the choice for animation must have been quite a natural one. And what better people to choose than the animation studio that did Ice Age, right? They've grown into a serious competitor of studios like Pixar. The intro of the movie features a leaf with water so stunning, it might be able to beat the real thing!

Well, this is turning into a full fletched review. And that's not what we're trying to do here at 'Worth the Popcorn'. We just try to give an impression on some of the best movies around. And since we are currently a bit light on quality movies, I'm glad 'Horton Hears a Who!' came around. It is the perfect movie for a decent and fun night out with your family, girlfriend or whoever your loved ones are. Shannon just told me she would love to see it again, right away. And I think that might be one of the best compliments a movie can get a day after viewing.

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