Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.
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The greatest "A Christmas Carol" movie i had ever seen. The graphics are AMAZING, although I thought that Marley, Scrooge's deceased friend, could have been improved. Although yes, there are some "frightening scenes" like when the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals the 2 whatevers of Man or something.
My only complaint is that sometimes i could barely understand what they are talking about, causing me to rewind the scene again just to hear what they said.
Overall, this movie is definately better in 3D, but in 2D, it's still a masterpiece. People say that the movie may scare kids, but what do you expect? I don't think that you can make the The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come a cheerful guy who likes candy and sleepovers.
I really did not enjoy the Robert Zemeckis film at all,
The only think I enjoyed was the emotions of the Characters,
but I find the picture been too busy with detail, and it did spoil the all action, Jim Carry must have work hard on the different stunts but I did not enjoy the action at all, even the all Character were too wage and the screen plan sometime confusing.
I have seen so many different versions of A Christmas Carol and was naturally looking forward to this one. I had heard from other people that it was a "very dark" movie. But I thought....hmm....how could that be? Well...now I know. The animated-type faces of regular people were good and I loved the beginning where everything was viewed from above...but oh...the ghosts were overly scary...many dark parts to this usually fun and joyfilled story. So much time was spent on horrific looking and sounding visuals that it seems there was barely any time for the ending part which is usually such fun to watch! I would not recommend this version to anybody and would not buy it on dvd. No thank you. If I want a horror movie, there are others I could see!
The animation in this film is state of the art. It's the same type as "The Polar Express" but much better quality. The Christmas atmosphere just makes you want to jump right into the screen and be a part of this visually charming world. The dialogue is not properly written for kids to completely understand but I give it credit for trying to stick to the original words of the book. There are many scenes that are put down by the dragging script; in fact, those scenes are about a third of the movie which is a big disappointment. Jim Carrey completed a very tough challenge though which was playing Scrooge and all three ghosts with his voice. I saw this movie in 3-D and it was incredible. It seemed as if it was snowing in the theater. I would give this movie three stars but that's if it was always in 3-D. I cannot give the film a free pass just because I put glasses on. This is sort of an excuse for the movie to be good. But the core of it was still a fun holiday enjoyment and for that I think you should definitely rent this one on DVD.
Well This movie I thought was pretty decent only it kind of missed a lot i think. It is pretty much the same as all the other ones already made which obviously it will be since its based off of a book. However the one thing that did get my attention is how well they did on the visuals considering the first time i saw the preview i thought they were real people. I also thought the "candle" was pretty strange. All in all the movie was decent but the movie one I would choose to watch a movie of this story would be the muppets christmas carol because that one is much more humorus and adds more detail in the story I think.
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Disney’s A Christmas Carol (G) * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Robert Zemeckis reworks literary giant Charles Dickens’ a Christmas Tale with the help of master comic Jim Carrey and sleight of hand 3-D computer generated animation effects in a fabled Yule Tide classic.
Brave filmmakers dare to take on classics. Leave it to Robert Zemeckis to try to pump new life into one of the world’s most famous literary landmarks through a new format on the silver screen. Known far and wide for his creative vision Zemeckis teams up with Charles Dickens himself to spring on us an animated version of A Christmas Carol. Disney’s timing may have been just a touch off as this truly would have been perfect Yuletide fare. Those willing to get a jump on the holidays can catch this cheerful treat at the Park Theatre, Empire Esplanade 6, Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Silver Cites around B.C. Bonus points go out to those who like watching films in 3-D as this 96 minute tale is presented in Real 3-D. Surprise, here those right in your face images do leap out at you.
Carrey’s Nasty Scrooge fits perfectly with these Woeful Economic Times.
By now everyone must know the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Somewhere in merry England this chap goes about his daily routine not really being that happy. Bottom line: this guy hates being nice. On top of that he’s the ultimate cheap skate. Right at the start of this movie you see the pains the art department has gone to in order to recreate that old time in England and how they lace it with the Christmas story. Tight wads everywhere will be in Scrooge’s corner while most sane people will revolt at his penny-pinching ways.
Through some twist of fate we see Scrooge face off with a spirit and a shadow as his whole life is put under the microscope. Audiences get to see past loves and friendships and how they deteriorate over time. Whether anything can come of his realization of those ways provides the gist to this movie.
Top voice talent was brought in to pull off this feat and the mainstream actors are all wonderful. Led by Canadian comic Jim Carrey in the title role the humour is put on the back seat as the nastiness of this little man is presented with open arms and reckless abandon. Other folks that enter into Scrooge’s life include characters portrayed by Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth. Uncanny best describes how the computer work can basically morph the human faces of the stars into some caricatures that look real though are a touch off. Results are very effective.
Ye Olde England shakes modern audiences to the core in this look into a Wondrous Past.
That old English atmosphere really rings true and the special effects in Disney’s A Christmas Carol are satisfactory. A dark tone takes hold right from the start and perfectly plays off of the ugly nature of the story with some fun frivolous moments thrown in to take some of the sting off the bad nature of Ebenezer. Classic Christmas songs also enhance the tale as does the writing of Zemeckis who manages to take the most miniscule detail and turn scenes that on the surface look frivolous into effective moments.
Age-wise, young children could well be put off by some of the vivid imagery that on occasion looks vile and brutal. Lessons learned, however, are important here and will stick with you. Human nature is a funny thing and glad tidings do come out of Disney’s A Christmas Carol making it fascinating animated story-telling despite its bleak tone..
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