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This is a good movie, up until the mid point. Then it does stray in its presentation of the original storyline and I felt that it shouldn't have. I suppose a director can take some poetic license but it was unnecessary. This is a classic story. I also felt that the epiphany part of Ebeneezer's life at the end of the movie was cut far too short. From the time he wakes on Christmas day to the closing credits, it was a whirlwind. It would have been nice for the audience to savour his newfound joy for life. As for Jim Carrey, his voice for Ebeneezer was an exact mirror image of Alastair Sim from 1951. The accent and inflections were almost identical. I would even imagine that the director could have simply dubbed in Sim’s original lines from the first movie into this 3-D replica. I am not sure what purpose it served to have the first two ghosts use Carrey’s voice and face as well. It pulled me away from the character Scrooge’s soul searching. I found the same thing when I watched Carrey’s role in the Grinch. It seemed more about him than the character being he played. I like Jim Carrey but sometimes he is over the top and distractive. As with all other 2008 3-D movies the effect is spectacular and not over done. And I had a first today…I actually went over and told this young guy to turn off his cell phone. He was texting for 30 minutes straight. I think I will bring a small flash- light in future and just shine it in their faces. Care to join me?
|6/10||psterl3384@ - 123 reviews|
14.11.2009 - age: 36-49 - One reply
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