Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of munchkinlike people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. Written by
This movie was a disgusting, offensive, frivilous prostitution. Mean-spirited, superficial, and completely lacking any resemblence to the original story. Has anyone ever READ the original story? The point of Seuss' "Grinch" is not that the Whos are selfish weenies who learn how to be grateful after the Grinch steals all their Christmas. THE POINT OF SUESS' GRINCH IS THAT THE WHOS ALREADY KNOW THAT MATERIAL GOODS ARE NOT THE POINT OF CHRISTMAS, AND THEY HAVE THE GIFTS AND GADGETS AS AN EXPRESSION OF WHO THEY ARE, ALREADY, INSIDE. Jim Carrey is at his annoyingest; Ron Howard shows glaring deficiency in basic storytelling; and the general plot is gaudy and ridiculous, not to mention risque and offensive -- wife-swapping at the party? The Who children brutally mocking and ostracizing the young Grinch? The buxom Whoville sex-pot? A ROMANCE STORY? Give me a green latex make-up-covered break. The sets, make-up, and camera work were obviously meant to be stunning and grand. Instead they came across as exaggerated and trite. The Grinch's bat-cave-like home? The nauseating use of tilted camera shots? And oh, wow, what great latex noses. Brilliant.
I physically shuddered as this atrocity progressed. Commercial, soul-less, pathetic.
The sky animation, though, was nice.
Really, really bad. My children will never see this film.
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