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A Christmas Carol--The New Movie

Updated on November 17, 2009

A Shocking Revamp

To those of you who remember the Disney classic, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, and are planning on taking your young ones to the new Christmas Carol movie starring Jim Carrey--DON'T. I have gathered information from a reliable source that young children ran screaming from the theatre after a few minutes of the animated flick, and I personally know where they are coming from. As a young woman I felt no fear entering the theatre, accompanied by my younger sisters and mother, but to be perfectly frank--THE MOVIE ALMOST MADE ME PEE MY PANTS. This is no joke; Marley was terrifying, I was shocked by a moving doorknob, the Ghost of Christmas Present was disturbing, he had rabid children hiding under his cloak, the Ghost of Christmas Future was a Satan incarnate, and there was a disturbing and blatantly terrifying scene involving Scrooge falling literally through his casket and into hell. This is DEFINITELY NOT a child friendly movie. Young ones over ten should have little to no problem coping, but do not expect a Mickey Mouse experience.

Scrooge meets Marley for the first time since his partner's death.
Scrooge meets Marley for the first time since his partner's death.

The 3D Experience

 Was the movie terrifying? Yes. But the plot was intriguing, very reminiscent of Charles Dickens' original work, and his genius combined with Jim Carrey and 3D glasses equals masterpiece. My stomach was doing flips and turns as I raced over the city with Scrooge and the haunts; I literally felt as though I were flying along with them. I jumped every time something charged at Scrooge; it was a magnificently real experience, and if you must go see the movie, don't even bother going unless you are going to watch it in 3D.

Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present.
Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present.

Overall Rating

 Terrifying: Check. Good plot: Check. Jim Carrey? Quadruple check--He played Scrooge and all of the ghosts. 3D Awesomeness: Check. All in all it was a brilliantly made movie, easily one of my favorites. I would absolutely go see it again, though only on the big screen, where all of the 3D and Jim Carrey magic truly takes place.

A happy ending.
A happy ending.

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      Camlo De Ville 

      9 years ago from Cologne, Germany

      Hi! I rarely go to the cinema, but I'm going to see this one. It sounds wonderful. After I've seen the film, I'll take part in the poll.

      Thanks for an informative Hub!

      All the best, Camlo


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