Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin Review Project X and The Lorax
Posted 03.02.12 by Chris
Opening this weekend at the box office is the raunchy Project X and the movie adaptation of a beloved children's book, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. One's about being environmentally responsible while the other is about being completely irresponsible but should you go see either one?
ReelzChannel movie experts Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin give their takes on both movies. Roeper said halfway through Project X, which he called Risky Business mixed with Paranormal Activity, he was going to give the party movie an F but changed his mind in the third act. In his review, watch what made him change his mind and find out what grade he ended up giving the movie. Maltin said the "found footage" teen movie was a different animal compared to its predecessors and that it holds nothing back. While the movie might appeal to teenagers, Maltin said Project X is a horror movie for parents.
Maltin didn't have very nice things to say about The Lorax, saying the Dr. Seuss adaptation, featuring the voices of Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, and Taylor Swift, had no charm and that Seuss' simplicity and wit are trampled on by the movie's script. Roeper was a bit kinder, saying it's filled with delightful characters and is a solid piece of animated family entertainment.
Here are Roeper and Maltin's reviews of Project X:
First fans give their review of Project X:
Maltin and Roeper review The Lorax.
For more Richard Roeper reviews, watch Hollywood Dailies Monday through Friday at 5:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT. Maltin on Movies can be seen Fridays at 8:30 AM ET / 5:30 AM PT, with encores Saturday and Sunday.