Kw-logo-smaller

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Review

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

The Grinch stole Christmas and Jim Carrey brought this classic holiday flick back to the box office!

The Grinch stole Christmas and nearly made off with the year 2000's record for biggest opening weekend at the box office. How The Grinch Stole Christmas raked in an estimated $55.1 million on its first weekend, falling only $2.8 million behind the current champ: Mission Impossible 2. Not bad considering kidz only pay half price.


The story is similar, but not exactly the same as, the 1966 cartoon. The cartoon was only 26 minutes, so the character development isn't as deep as it is in the film. We get to journey back into the Grinch's past to see where he came from and why he hates Christmas so much. There are also a few new characters in the film, including the Grinch's love interest.


Jim Carrey's performance as the Grinch is awesome. Under pounds of green makeup and knotted hair, Jim manages to pull off a wacky character with his usual facial acrobatics. Although the trailer makes him look like he is playing the Mask in a Grinch costume, it really doesn't come across that way in the movie. You won't forget for a second that you're in Whoville. The incredible costumes and sets really make you feel like you're living in a cartoon.


Some may wonder if all the dialogue in Grinch is spoken in rhyme - the answer is no. However, the filmmakers didn't ignore that aspect of Seuss' storytelling. Important characters or speeches rhyme. It's done in a cool way - nothing that's too tedious or annoying.


Grinch is a definite winner. When attempting to make a flick out of a classic story, filmmakers will get trashed like crazy by the critics - but I'm hard-pressed for something bad to say about Grinch. The theme was pulled off well and the rest was very believable. In fact, believable enough to bring back that creepy feeling I used to get when my parents used to read it to me in bed.


4


Related Stories:
15 Comments

latest videos

F977354647546

What's your fave Christmas Story?

  • Scrooge - Bah Humbug all the way!
  • Rudolph - I always blubber when he leads the sleigh
  • Jim Carrey's Grinch - *lol*
  • Classic Grinch - a la Dr. Seuss

related stories

Micro_super_micro
PBS Kids has released two new DVDs – Super WHY!: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas & Dinosaur ...
Micro_xmas movies_micro
Christmas classics – what can we say? Kidzworld has the top 10 Christmas movies.
Micro_santa-claus-micro
Forget Brad and Britney. The biggest celebrity of them all is Santa Claus! Here’s the scoop on th...

Entertainment in the forums

Jolly-Rancher206
Fullmetal Alchemist. Fight me. 
reply about 5 hours
KingShawn13
KingShawn13 posted in Celebs:
You guys are funny, and I needed this laugh today so thank you. Hahahahahahahahahshahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........
reply about 8 hours
moneekraze
moneekraze posted in Celebs:
OH MY GAWD...that show stopped showing like so many years ago...and yes she is Miley Cyrus...LOL
reply about 9 hours
kayme123
kayme123 posted in TV Shows:
YES. SOO CORRECT
reply about 12 hours
nascarawesome
nascarawesome posted in TV Shows:
Alright let me start out by saying that, I do not think you should be forced to like anime. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions out what they watch. But their is some bogus reason to why people say they hate it. 1. "Anime is For Kids" - Alright we all know this isn't true. Sure some are directed towards kids but ones like Tokyo Ghoul, Attack On Titan, Boku no Pico, and several others that would definitely change people's mind. 2. "Anime is a bad influence" - And Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead arent?  3. "Anime has very inappropriate messages to them that are harmful to children and adults" - Doesnt everything have their little "parodies" of the original that may have a rating of Triple X? If its out there, there is a "parody" of it. Not just anime.
reply about 12 hours

play online games