Mr. Moviefone reviews 'The Lorax,' 'Project X,' 'Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie'
This week at the movies, a movie so disgustingly bad, it might be good; the mother of all party movies; and the imagination of Dr. Seuss once again comes to life.
From the creators of "Despicable Me," Dr. Seuss' classic tale "The Lorax" is about a boy who lives in a city made entirely of plastic. Trying to find out what happened to the trees, and hoping to impress a special girl, the boy must find the Lorax - a furry creature who protects nature. Together, they're the only hope of bringing the trees back.
The film features the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, and Ed Helms.
The Reel Deal: It is a straight-up story of environmentalism and the dangers of industrialization, which makes it exactly what it's supposed to be. And, it's a beautifully animated feature that would make both Dr. Seuss and Mother Nature proud, so take the entire family to see "The Lorax." I'm in.
A high school party goes from epic to out of control in "Project X." A group of losers are determined to throw the ultimate party to elevate their cool status. But as word spreads, so does the chaos. And nothing will prepare them for the night they'll never forget.
The Reel Deal: The filmmakers clearly had one goal in mind - to make the most outrageous party movie ever, and I think they've succeeded. To be clear, this movie is not for everyone, it's not for me, and it's probably not for you. But for 18 year olds who want to see the party they'll never get to go to, this is it. I'm in.
A couple of cult comedy veterans team up for "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie." Starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the two filmmakers are given $1 billion to make the ultimate movie, but end up squandering it all. Now the men who funded the movie want their money back and are willing to get it the hard way. Also featured in the film are Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jeff Goldblum.
The Reel Deal: There are some absurdly funny moments, but for the most part it's stupid, low-brow and outright awful. And the irony is that "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" looks like it cost about 30 cents to make. I'm out.
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