Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Christmas Carol

I watched the "new" Disney version of A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey, and others. First I would like to say a few words that have nothing to do with what I thought of the movie itself.
The animated movies of today are becoming so very life-like! I saw the actors themselves when the characters spoke and moved. It was so very close to watching a live action film, that at times I almost forgot it was animated. A prime example would be the scene with the ghost of Christmas Present, in Scrooge's nephew Fred. His cravat tied neatly, leaning up against a piano (I think) with a drink in hand. The moment he starting to speak I shot up in surprise and nearly yelled. "Mr. Darcy!" (Of course I sounded just like Eliza Bennet). I'd read quite awhile ago about the cast of this movie, but it slipped my mind almost as soon as I closed the web browser. Anyway, the scene looked so very much like a Pride & Prejudice scene, I wanted to rewind it and watch it again. But the rest of the family wasn't so keen on the idea. (I tried to find a screen shot, I apologize for the deprevation you will suffer)

Now, as to what I thought of the moive as a whole.
I really enjoyed it, but I dont think it is one I will ever find myself watching with children. It was very intense, and more then a little spooky in some places.
I have never read the book, I don't have much patience for Dickens, but as far as I know it was accurate, but I wouldn't quote me on that.
All in all, I really enjoyed this movie, (even before I saw Mr. Darcy animated) and I will definately be watching it again next year, maybe even sooner.
  Merry Christmas all! "God bless us, everyone!"

1 comment:

  1. My favorite version is from the 80s with George C. Scott.


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