On Fridays I wanted to do something a little different then what I normally do. I decided that on Fridays I'm going to do movie reviews. I'm hoping to review mostly movies adapted from books, but I'm sure other movies that were not based on books will pop up every now and then. Hopefully some of these reviews will help you decide what to watch on your date night or a night of chillin with the girls.
So as I've mentioned before I'm not really feeling the whole Holiday spirit thing this year. I've tried decorating the house, listening to Christmas music, baking, shopping for presents, and reading Holiday books, but still I'm kind of a Scrooge. So I thought what better movie to watch than A Christmas Carol to get me out of my funk. I've seen many versions of this movie and my family used to go see the play every Holiday season, but I haven't seen the Disney version with Jim Carrey so I thought I'd give it a try.
Being a Disney movie I was hopping for a happier, lighter spin on this classic, but I was sadly mistaken. I was actually a little scared at times and thought the movie was kind of dark. It is sad to admit this, but I was often frightened by the ghosts and instead of Scrooge just being grouchy and old; he looked a little decrepit. In fact, all the characters freaked me out a bit. I don't think I like the animation of humans looking too...human. I know this sounds silly, but it was just weird to see these animated beings looking so real.
Maybe I'm just getting old, but I also had a hard time understanding what the characters were saying at times. I felt like I should turn on Closed Caption or something and tell the characters to get the marbles out of their mouths. Hahaha...now I'm proving I'm getting old.
As for the story, it is still a wonderful story with a great ending. It's uplifting and reminds us about what the Holiday season should be about. I must say that I'm not feeling as Scroogish as before, but I think I'll need a couple of more Holiday movies until I'm finally feeling this season.
So I ask you now...what's your favorite Holiday movie?