With its only creative decision being the casting of Danny DeVito as the titular Lorax, which admittedly was pretty amazing choice for lack of a better word, this was a dull, unfunny, and incredibly forgettable experience; with its only benefits the already mentioned DeVito casting, and the ADHD sugar-high visual palette of joint directors Kyle Balda and Chris Renaud. It's a shameless adaptation; one which takes an equally creative and powerful story by a childhood icon, and mangles it through Hollywood banality until the end result is something you hardly recognize. Adaptations like Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are have proved it's all too possible to successfully bring a short children's story to the silver screen; but The Lorax doesn't follow in suit. Rather, it slathers its origins with mediocre musical numbers, cringe worthy non-sequiturs, and new characters and plot lines so hopelessly dumb it detracts from the important environmental morals the film is intended to teach. The supporting cast of Ed Helms, Betty White, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, and Rob Riggle at first seemed like it would make a difference, but like the film itself; they've already cashed in.
This is not a film to attempt to persuade people from seeing out of controversy, but rather out of the film's own ineptitude.
*Though I wouldn't recommend the film anyway, viewing it in 2D rather than 3D won't make any difference other than money saved. If you don't want to just skip in general, ditch the glasses and view it in 2D.