I almost forgot I’d seen this movie a few weeks ago. Horton Hears A Who wasn’t on my must-see list, even with the kids. But when a friend wanted to see a movie, and I’d already seen The Bank Job and In Bruges, I was willing to catch this animated Dr. Seuss story. (My friend’s friend did some audio work on the film at Skywalker Sound.)
The movie is about what you expect, with visual splendor and imagination. The first glimpse of Whoville is overwhelming…you don’t know where to look. Steve Carell’s voiceover as the Mayor is more fun than Jim Carrey’s Horton. Metacritic reports a 71, “generally favorable.” I’ll go with that, and I would take the kids if I ever see it again.