Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Grinch | Movie Review

Note:  How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) is one of my favorite Christmas movies I have to watch every Christmas season - multiple times.  I tried going in to this movie with an open mind.  

Last night my family had the opportunity to see The Grinch at The Movie Tavern. Dinner and a movie?  Yes, please. I had my hesitations about the movie.  I am a sucker for the 1966 Grinch movie but I went in with an open mind.  

I absolutely am in love with the brightness, attention to detail, and the overall feel of the movie.  It reminded me of The Lorax movie. 

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Then the characters - I fell in love with them instantly especially Cindy Lou Who, Mr. Bricklebaum, and Max.  

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In this movie, I felt that Cindy's character was developed more than the other Grinch movies. I got an understanding of her family life more (though it was a little different than the original) and why she had a connection to the Grinch.  

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Mr. Bricklebaum is the quirky but lovable neighbor.  He was honestly the most hilarious character of the movie. I would love to see Mr. Bricklebaum have his own movie where we his character can be developed more.

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What can I say about Max except he's a good boy.  A very good boy, yes he is. 

Without giving too much away, I believe that Illumination and Universal Pictures did a great job at telling a new version of the Grinch story.  The music was catchy and I caught my son dancing along a few times.  With the movie only being an hour and half, it was just enough time to develop the story without losing my son's interest.  The movie was also quite funny - children as well as adults were laughing throughout the movie. With a PG rating, this movie is great for the whole family! 


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