Sunday, May 18, 2008

Horton hears a Who?

Meet Katie

Horton hears a Who is some great entrainment, but pretty much sucks in the entertainment section. The first half hour was a wreck, the rest not much better and none of the voice actors involved could make it really funny. It feels very rushed too. Though here we have a cgi movie telling kids that just because we can't see, hear or feel something, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist! That there could be an infinite number of worlds out there, and that an elephant in the sky who remembers everything is coming to save them from something they didn't even know was coming! Hmmm. Here are some interesting and some funny lines:

Horton: There. Whoever you are, all your troubles are over. I'll-I'll put you down safe on this comfortable clover. (another interdimensional Cloverfield - maybe related to cloverleaf interchanges, the luck aspect or whatever else)

Horton: Even though you can't hear or see them at all. A person is a person, that is my code.

Narrator, Horton, Dr. Hoovey: A person's a person, no matter how small.

Horton: This entire jungle is a house of death!

Horton: C'mon guys, we're all mammals! (To the monkeys attacking him with bananas)

Horton: We must become invisible, travel silently, for there are forces that would seek to destroy us.

Morton: Dude, you are a warrior poet.

The Mayor of Who-ville: [after being told no one believes him] Horton believes me.

The Mayor of Who-ville: Dr Larue, if our world was say a tiny speck. How would we know?
Dr. Larue: Well we would have unexplicable tremors, tramatic changes in the weather, and if we didn't achieve stability our world is headed for disaster.
*lightbalb pops* Mayor: Oh we're doomed.

Sour Kangaroo: If you can't see, hear or feel something it doesn't exist. And believing in "tiny imaginary people" is just not something we do — or tolerate around here.

Sour Kangaroo: That Horton is a menace. He has the kids using their imagination. It's sick.

Sour Kangaroo: What is happening to the Jungle of Nool?! There once was a time when people were people and specks were specks. Well, I say if you can't see it, hear it, or feel it, it DOESN'T EXIST!! Our way of life is under attack! And who's leading that attack? Horton! Are we going to let troublemakers like Horton poison the minds of our children?! If Horton tells the children about worlds beyond the jungle, he makes them question authority! Which leads to defiance, Which leads to anarchy!! Are we going to let him get away with this?!

Rudy: Mom, Mom! Please, you are so weird, don't do this to me.

Wickersham brothers: He's going to be roped; he's going to be caged. Horton the elephant's going to be caged!

Heather: We've all got our own clovers with worlds on them!

Katie: In my world everyone is a pony, and they all eat rainbows, and poop butterflies.

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