Horton Hears A Who!

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Time Out says

Tue Mar 18 2008

The harebrained title doesn’t exactly fill one with a desire to rush out for a ticket, but then this is a Dr Seuss adaptation, so I guess anything goes. When Horton the elephant (voice of Jim Carrey) hears a high-pitched plea for help emenating from a ‘speck’ that drifts past his over-sized ears, he’s convinced it’s not a figment of his imagination.

Cue tracking shot into the bowels of the speck where we alight upon the inhabitants of the wacky, microscopic town of Who-ville. It emerges that even a puff of wind could cause havoc here so, following a request from Who-ville’s Mayor, the happy-go-lucky pachyderm takes charge and spends most of the film protecting it, much to the consternation of a matronly kangaroo who, in one of several references to faith and morality, believes his wild imaginings will soil the minds of the young.

Blue Sky Studio’s latest CGI creation is aimed squarely at youngsters who’ll appreciate the jocular banter, cute characters, rich colour palette and fanciful backdrops. But what a shame there’s so much padding.

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Abi

This film is my FAVOURITE film EVER!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! i have it dvd and i just LOVE it! woop woop! jim carrey is hilarious and jojo is ADORABLE! i think i'll go home and watch it... ;D

Abi

This film is my FAVOURITE film EVER!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny! i have it dvd and i just LOVE it! woop woop! jim carrey is hilarious and jojo is ADORABLE! i think i'll go home and watch it... ;D

Lauren Loves Matt Bellamy

I watched this film on my own, and I swear I've never laughed so much in my life. I'm twelve years old. It was really funny and made me smile a lot. Love it!

theodora poole

great movie horton was my favourite being a great elephant lover myself. it was comical with a great story. very much a family movie. Theodora Poole.

theodora poole

great movie horton was my favourite being a great elephant lover myself. it was comical with a great story. very much a family movie. Theodora Poole.

charlotte

omg this flim was the best i can't wait to buy it me and my mate have seen it 7 times haha sad ! i love the mayor his so dam funny and jojo is so cute :P

charlotte

omg this flim was the best i can't wait to buy it me and my mate have seen it 7 times haha sad ! i love the mayor his so dam funny and jojo is so cute :P

Lauren Luvage

omg i remember listing to this when i was 6 yrs old and im going 2 c it to day will rite a nother review l8r!

Lauren Luvage

omg i remember listing to this when i was 6 yrs old and im going 2 c it to day will rite a nother review l8r!

Tessa

Sounds, and looks borning! I saw the advert and really i think this is just going to be another one of thoose American crappy films which kids find dull too. . .

Amy

This movie ROCKED!! So funny, I was laughing all the way though, even when people were not, Jim Carrey is a GOD and absolutely made the movie. This film is totally wasted on kids!! Can't wait to buy the DVD!

Amy

This movie ROCKED!! So funny, I was laughing all the way though, even when people were not, Jim Carrey is a GOD and absolutely made the movie. This film is totally wasted on kids!! Can't wait to buy the DVD!

sonia

okay, this film seriously lacked any real humour.. young children MAY find it funny. i found myself falling asleep 30 minutes into the film. i'm 18 and ive taken Media studies at college and i found it hard to carry on watching this film because of the slowness.. waiting for something even remotely funny to happen killed the buzz to watch it any further. i think everyones giving this garbage too much credit!

Razzle

This film was the best, the best bit was when Rupert found his true love, it was so emotional! oh wait different film MY BAD!

Mum

I thought it was brilliant. I went with my son, 38, and his girlfriend when they were up visiting me and we all loved it, so did the other oldies there too!

Mum

I thought it was brilliant. I went with my son, 38, and his girlfriend when they were up visiting me and we all loved it, so did the other oldies there too!

Megan and Alice

We thought it was minted! And we are 13! So to the one person who didn't like it You have no sense of humour! We especially loved JoJo, he was well fit!

Megan and Alice

We thought it was minted! And we are 13! So to the one person who didn't like it You have no sense of humour! We especially loved JoJo, he was well fit!

Teddy

THIS IS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE ICE AGE!?!?!? This was much better, the best CGI children's film over the two years, way better than Ratoulle and Shrek 3, this deserves more than 3 stars. Using CGI to recreate Dr. Suess is a thrill after seeing that same stye (like Bee Movie) over and over again.

Teddy

THIS IS FROM THE PEOPLE WHO MADE ICE AGE!?!?!? This was much better, the best CGI children's film over the two years, way better than Ratoulle and Shrek 3, this deserves more than 3 stars. Using CGI to recreate Dr. Suess is a thrill after seeing that same stye (like Bee Movie) over and over again.

Maralyn

It was absouloutly amazing i'm 24 and loved every minute of it so so much for it being just for kids

Maralyn

It was absouloutly amazing i'm 24 and loved every minute of it so so much for it being just for kids

amanda

children film it may be however i took my 11yr old, and we both really enjoyed it as did all the other oldies!

amanda

children film it may be however i took my 11yr old, and we both really enjoyed it as did all the other oldies!

emma

I liked it when hornton found the speck of dust and he was really glad.I would recomend anyone to see it.

emma

I liked it when hornton found the speck of dust and he was really glad.I would recomend anyone to see it.

Danny

A simply awsome film, i havent seen a CGI better. It is simply genious, definatly stands out among the crowd of poor sequals to once great CGI collections. Is better than shrek 1

Danny

A simply awsome film, i havent seen a CGI better. It is simply genious, definatly stands out among the crowd of poor sequals to once great CGI collections. Is better than shrek 1

kitty

Went to see it with my 5 year old and we both loved it. A good film for kids, made with kids in mind, but still a couple of funny referances to keep the slightly older ones amused as well (I did have a chuckle at the myspace mimic!) Highly recommended to keep the kids happy.

kitty

Went to see it with my 5 year old and we both loved it. A good film for kids, made with kids in mind, but still a couple of funny referances to keep the slightly older ones amused as well (I did have a chuckle at the myspace mimic!) Highly recommended to keep the kids happy.

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