How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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Hey everyone! I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jose Jaimes and I will be one of your new reviewers today! A quick introduction about me; I am 23 years old, a huge Disney, Comic book, and anime lover! Well that wraps it up about me, now lets get to the nitty-gritty and talk about one of the best movies ever made (well more or less I should say). Drum roll please.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas not only stole Christmas, but it also stole hearts (Yes I know pretty lame joke). It talks about The Grinch who hates Christmas and wants to see all of Whoville miserable. Out of all the Who’s there is one, Cindy Lou Who, that wants to see The Grinch happy. She believes that The Grinch is a nice person and invites him to be the “Holiday CheerMeister,” Which is one of the biggest celebrations in Whoville. Now what happens after that you may ask? Well everything that happened in the book, but on a movie screen.

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Movie Production

Release Date:

8, November 2000 (USA)

Language

English

Country of Origin

USA

Budget

123 million USD

Motion picture rating:

Rated PG

Film History

How the Grinch Stole Christmas debuted on November 8, 2000. Ron Howard was the director for the movie, and Jeffery Price was the writer for the screenplay which was based off of Dr Seuss’s (1904-1991) book that he wrote in 1966. The movie was first brought to life back in 1966 with the help of longtime cartoonist Chuck Jones, and narrated by Boris Karloff. The short half-hour Christmas special was a big hit back in the day, but what about now? Ron Howard starred in many TV shows, his biggest role would be Richie Cunningham in the family comedy Happy Days (1974-1984). Jeffery Price, on the other hand was a known writer with big movies and TV shows like, Tales from the Crypt (2 episodes 1990), Doc Hollywood (1991) Wild Wild West (1999) and my all time favorite; Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). The movie was in great hands when it came to the director and the writer, when it was time to cast, they did not disappoint. Taylor Momsen played little Cindy Lou Who, Jeffrey Tambor played Mayor Augustsus Maywho, and Christine Baranski was casted as Martha May Whovier. But what about The Grinch? Who would be able to play a character who is a serious, funny, narcissistic who you wouldn’t touch with a 39 and a half foot pole? Well that was non other than Jim Carrey. He was the perfect choice. The way he walked, the way he talked, just screamed “THE GRINCH!”

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Review

When I was a kid and first saw the movie I thought it was a fantastic movie and I didn’t want it to end. Now that I am 23 and recently saw it I still enjoyed the movie, but noticed a lot of flaws. One of them being the singing. The movie is not a musical, its just that Cindy Lou Who has a scene where she sings. I personally wasn’t a fan of the singing and it was cringe worthy to be honest. All in all this movie targeted both kids and adults in many ways. When I say adults, check out the scene where Martha May is decorating her house (you’ll thank me later).

Good & Bad

The movie fulfilled its duty in pleasing both kids and adults. The special effects make up that was used on the cast and on the extras was outstanding, the props, the scenery, everything they used was done perfectly. Some of the negative things would have to be the acting. Sometimes when Cindy Lou Who would act sad, I thought she was just whispering more than anything. Also her singing was cringe worthy (yes I know I mentioned it already). One of the things that bugged me was some of the Who’s were wearing bowls on their heads that had eggnog and when they would walk around it looks like its going to splash out of the bowl, but no it stays right inside the damn bowl. I wanted to see someone get splashed in the face with eggnog that way they could’ve used this horrible joke, “Who splashed me in the face with eggnog?” “Nog me.”

Final thoughts

If you have seen the movie already I recommend making this a Christmas tradition. If you have yet to see the movie watch it for yourselves and enjoy the movie. Enjoy the quirkiness of Jim Carrey, let your son/daughter laugh their butts off when The Grinch is is getting cymbals slammed onto the side of his by a giant mechanical monkey., but most of all watch it together as a family and make memories that you will cherish forever.

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The Good

  • Special Effects Make up

The Bad

  • The Singing
5

Written by: Jose Jaimes

23 year old neek, which is a nerd and geek put together. Huge Comic book, Anime, and Disney fan. That's the basic information about me.

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  1. Christian Galvez December 30, 2016 | Reply

    I agree that the movie is not a musical, but the old school animation film was a musical. I think it’s smart that Ron Haward was able to subtly insert some musical remembrance when Cindy Lou starts singing. I felt this was a personal shout-out from Ron Howard to the fans of the 1966 timeless cartoon.

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