A Christmas Carol--The New Movie
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.
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.
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.