Have to see this one! Maybe Carrey will finally get an Oscar nod? Nope probably not - he's to good!!
Anyone watching the movie this Friday??
I just got home from seeing the 11:45am screening. OMG! This is one intense and scary ghost story. They put evey funny bit in the trailer. And thus a little misleading. It is flat out scary. That said, it is a fantastic film. But I would think it is too intense for little kids. I will have to see it again to take it all in, but WOW what a ride. It reminds me in some ways of early Disney films like Snow White and Sleeping Beauty with a little Darby O'Gill thrown in for good measure.
I'm angry with Disney for releasing the film so early. I'm practically being forced to partake in Christmas prior to Thanksgiving!
And I know, "you don't HAVE to go and see the movie." But, really. C'mon. It's Jim Carey doing some crazy stuff in one of the most classic stories of all time. How could I NOT go see it?!
I am really surprised by your remarks Disneyhead, I thought this movie looked terrible. I really wish we could all just stick to watching "Mickey's Christmas Carol". If it's dark it may put a different spin on it and Disney may just have a hit on their hands. May just check out some more reviews and go see it.
Yeah, you won't find the super creepy characters Ignorance and Want living under The Ghost of Chrismas Present's robe in Mickey's cute little cartoon. Oh, and a lot of reviewers are hating it because of either the mo-cap or 3-D aspects or both. If you HATE either/both 3-D or mo-cap then this isn't a film for you. But if you are going to see it, you HAVE to see it in 3-D. There is some spectacular flying over London scenes.
RealD is the best system they have out there right now (which is what I saw Toy Story & Toy Story 2 on).
I'm glad they're doing a more accurate portrayl of the book. It makes me cringe when I hear/see people who have no clue about how some of these stories are really suppose to go because all they've seen is the Disney happy ending version. Don't get me wrong, I like the happy ending versions too, but I know better because I actually read a book. Sadly, that's not the case for too many people these days. I think there's plenty of room for more than one telling of the story and excited that one of those ways is actually pretty accurate.
As far as the 3D is concerned. I'll be seeing it at the local IMAX and I'm sure they'll be using RealD since that is what they used for TS/TS2.
I saw it in 3D at the El Capitan last night. They gave us a small souvenir for watching the movie. Anyways, if you watch it at the El Capitan, there's an exhibit downstairs where you can see props and costumes from the movie and
original published books and manuscripts by Dickens. There's also a fake christmas tree where you can take pictures.
Yeah I agree with Qsk50, it's not a movie for small children especially in 3D.
It's a little freaky especially with the last spirit.
Compare to Beowulf, Zemeckis redeemed himself with this one.
Finally got to see this today with my husband and with BlakeMP in IMAX 3D! It was awesome! I really enjoyed how true it stayed to the book and the animation was amazing! My one complaint is that it looks like they put a lot of time and attention in getting the main characters to look real, but kind of skimped out on the "extras." Overall, really great movie! I'll definitely be adding this to my Blu Ray collection!
HT liked it a bit more than I did, but I did enjoy it for the most part. I do think the more realistic characters (everybody but Scrooge and the ghosts) still had a bit of "Uncanny Valley" stiffness, but it wasn't as bad as The Polar Express or Beowulf. And the musical score by Alan Silvestri was fantastic.
But I still REALLY enjoyed the film. And, I'm sorry, but people that didn'y like it because it wasn't as kid-friendly as Mickey's Christmas Carol have truly been Disneyfied with regards to this story.
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