Thursday, March 27, 2008
Horton hears a who?
Dr. Seuss' Horton hears a who? is a story of an elephant who discovers life in a speck of a flower and he does everything to protect it.
This simply amazing film captures everything the mind could imagine - seamless script, fast but comprehensible story pace, enjoyable animation, and excellent beat. There's never a dull moment in this film and the music heightens the emotion. It's entertainingly compelling to people of all ages, but especially tailored for children.
From the world of talking animals and fantastically smaller worlds, the film orients us to a greater harmony that should exist among all persons whether "big" or "small". As Horton would always remark, "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." Funny how it seems, but this film would also be an excellent material to introduce us to the world beyond what we can actually see; a world where faith counts a lot. Faith is to believe in a greater reality outside of us that is protecting us; to hint, it is the world of the Divine. But it is also works inwards when we believe in us and in others. If we give ourselves and others a chance to do and be good, existence in this world would truly be more meaningful.