Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Disney's A Christmas Carol

Once again, another one not in order!

Disney's A Christmas Carol-2009, starring Jim Carrey, Carey Elwes, and Colin Firth

Maltin says- Retelling of the Charles Dickens classic through performance-capture technology enable Carrey to play Ebenezer Scrooge and all three ghosts who visit him one fateful Christmas eve; other actors play multiple parts as well.  Other than that, this hybrid of animation and live action serves no apparent purpose except to go flying over and around the streets of Victorian London.  The story is still effective but it's been told much better before.  2 and a half stars.

I say-  I thought Jim did a great job playing all of the characters, however, I found the whole movie pointless.  There have been a million versions of this, from the Muppet version, the Scrooge McDuck version, the Bill Murray version, and the Patrick Stewart version.  We have a million copies of it, and I found the animation, while interesting, to be completely useless.  It looks creepy and I would have rather seen it in live action with the actors in different kinds of makeup.  1 and a half stars.

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