Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Christmas Carol, Again

I have seen an awful lot of versions of A Christmas Carol, so I wasn't in a hurry to see the CG Jim Carrey version.  But my mother picked it up on DVD so I watched it tonight.

Pretty standard, I have to say.  I have only one thing to complain about - the Alice-in-Wonderland-shrinking-of-Scrooge by The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.  Complete with helium voice.  That was lame.

Otherwise, it was pretty faithful and the animated effects added rather than detracted from the story.  In my opinion, though, (if you really want a kid friendly version) Michael Caine did it better with the Muppets.

And of course, the definitive was George C. Scott.

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