Horton Hears A Who - 2.5 stars
Dear Gods, a decent Seuss movie!
I don't really have anything to complain about, to be honest; I've managed to avoid all of the live-action Dr. Seuss movies to date, and, while it sounds like this was for the best, it does mean that I don't have a lot of credibility on that front. Still, the popular consensus amongst the kind of people I talk to was clear - they weren't actually Seuss. But Horton Hears A Who certainly looked like Seuss, felt like it in parts, and even managed to get some of the sound right. And that's reason to cheer.
That's not to say that this was a great movie. While it makes sense that there wasn't much of a plot - this is based on a short kid's book, after all - I still wanted something more than I got over an hour and a half. And... you know, that was really my only major gripe. I liked that I didn't recognize Jim Carrey until after the movie was over. I liked all of the random Seuss-ian random machines. And I liked the scary yellow girl monster thingie.