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The Grinch review
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An average movie

I wasn't really expecting much from this flick but I haven't seen many movies so far this year with my youngest daughter so I thought we might as well watch this one in the movie theater. Well, even though it turned out to be another decent effort from Illumination Entertainment, to be honest, I didn't care much for the damned thing. I mean, sure, the animation was fine and the Grinch remains a fun character but, in my opinion, the story was rather tedious. In fact, I don't really blame the makers, the issue is that, even though the concept might be fine for a children book, it is just too fine for a full length feature for the whole family. I know, this tale is considered as one of the most iconic kids stories ever told but I just don't feel much connection at all with this tale. In fact, while watching this movie, I was thinking that 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', probably one of my favorite movies, actually took most of its plot from this story but it was so much more spellbinding to behold. Maybe I should watch Chuck Jones's version which has always been heralded and since it was much shorter, it didn't have to fill the running time with some rather useless jokes so it might be fine. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it is not the worse thing you could watch with your kids but, on your own, it will probably seriously bore you.

Added by johanlefourbe
2 weeks ago on 1 December 2018 19:59