Horton Hears a Who is about many things. It’s about the evils of conformity and not blindly following the pack. It’s about the value of imagination. It’s about existentialism. It’s about life, people. *Spoilers*
Okay, really, it’s about an elephant named Horton who hears something strange coming from a speck. Turns out there’s a whole civilization existing on the speck. Horton must play God and save their world from certain destruction. A big job for a cartoon elephant. It’s heavy for a kid’s movie. It’s like the Armageddon for the under 5 set. Only Horton is cooler than Ben Affleck.
All in all, it’s a well-done and entertaining movie. One of those flicks you won’t mind sitting through with the mini-people in your life. Mine are 4 and 2 and they sat through the whole thing without a meltdown. (A small miracle. Thanks, Dr. Seuss .) Horton Hears A Who is simply a really cute story. Plus, it’s funny. It made me laugh out loud a couple of times. The vocal talents of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett and Seth Rogan didn’t hurt. My animation-snob of a husband approved of the look of it. Aren’t you glad you know that?
Seriously, I think most kid’s movies suck these days. I didn’t even like Happy Feet. But, if my nephews made me watch this again, I’d be okay. In fact, I might even want to watch it again. Particularly to see the last scene again, which I found delightful. Grab a toddler and go see it so you can find out what I’m talking about. It’s just such an exciting mystery. I know you’re excited. You totally are.