A Christmas Carol, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a movie that’s redone every few years. I’ve only seen another version of this movie, which I believe was made by the BBC. Disney’s animated version was fairly better.
This movie is a dark tale, as I always love, about the bitter, greedy, and lonely man Ebenezer Scrooge. He is visited by the spirit of his departed business partner who warns him about the chains he will bear in the afterlife if he doesn’t change. To help him, Scrooge is haunted by three spirits, one of the past, one of the present, and one of the future. They show Scrooge why he has become who he is, why he should change for others, and what will happen to him if he doesn’t.
The emotions of Scrooge, the guilt, the broken heart and the reluctancy make this film captivating. Jim Carrey is amazing. He is so expressive as Scrooge and so nutty, yet wonderful, as the three spirits. For a non-Pixar computer-animated Disney movie, this was actually quite beautifully done. There is so much detail and vibrancy. I loved this movie pretty much all the way. This movie may creep out younger kids, but is comical enough for the easy-movie goer and is filled with richness for the types who like absolute captivation.
by Miranda R., Age 11