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Dr. Suess' The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Updated on December 30, 2012

The Grinch that stole Dr. Suess creation and butchered it

Oh how I adored Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Remembering many fond memories of reading the book, then watching it come alive on screen. Every Christmas while growing up, I would always watch, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." It became like a holiday tradition for me every year. Which is why it's hard for me to review this film. Don't get me wrong, I still love the original story and still watch the cartoon every christmas. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same praisal for this movie, at all. The movie is based off the classic childrens' book by Dr. Suess. In which, in a fictional town called, Whoville, a mean Grich terrorizes its' inhabitants every Christmas. Totally against the commercialism ideals of Christmas but in the end learns what the true meaning of Christmas really is. Indeed, Ron Howard does stay true to the original story, but he adds some extra back story to the Grinch and some of its' other characters to fill in the extra time needed to turn this movie in a ninety minute film. However, most the movie comes off rather cheesy and stupid. Normally, I love Jim Carrey, in all his movies, but this one almost made me weep as he was unconvincing as the Grinch. Heck, if it weren't for the great costume and make up artists, then I would've definitely found Jim un-Grinch-like. Ron Howard somehow manages to turn what was once a great story into everything the Grinch hates, in this movie, a commercialized version of the holiday spirit. My advice, stick to the book and the cartoon special because this movie is not even worth renting.


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