Lent: Part 32

Horton Hears a Who! (2008) – I didn’t expect much from this movie. The last Seuss adaptation I saw was unimpressive, as have been most of the Jim Carrey movies I’ve seen. And when on the billboards, the stars’ names are as big as or bigger than the actual title of the movie, it’s a bad sign. I’m totally with Billy West in decrying this trend of big-ticket celebrity voices when a regular voice actor could do a great job for much less money. Hell, most experienced voice actors can voice several characters, saving you even more money.

But while this movie could have saved a lot of trouble, the cast they did have was adequate. Not great, but what can you do? The script stays pretty much on-point with minimal plot fluffing, but with disturbing undertones of religious zealotry and without taking a clear side for or against it.

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