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  • A Christmas Carol

    I just saw it today, it was actually very well put together. I saw the 2D version, but it was stunning and beautiful!

    So, it's probably the best version I have seen of 'A Christmas Carol', and I rate it a 8 out of 10.

    What are your thoughts/ratings on it?


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    Too early for a Christmas flick, which makes me wonder, with the early November release, will this movie stilll be in theaters for Christmas? Or willl Avatar and Sherlock Holmes displace it?

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      Originally posted by Barbossa View Post
      Too early for a Christmas flick, which makes me wonder, with the early November release, will this movie stilll be in theaters for Christmas? Or willl Avatar and Sherlock Holmes displace it?

      Didn't you hear? Corporate Retail America declared an early Christmas this year!:yea: Our Wal-Mart already has wreath and present decorations up, and the discount "old" Halloween stuff is rubbing elbows with the new Christmas stuff over by the garden department. My guess is that they asked their buddies in the movie business to further sell the idea by releasing a Christmas movie early. Now get out there and SHOP!

      Nonetheless, I'm going to review it Tomorrow...and then review a live performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (with Father Christmas in it) immediately afterwards!

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        Originally posted by Barbossa View Post
        Too early for a Christmas flick, which makes me wonder, with the early November release, will this movie stilll be in theaters for Christmas? Or willl Avatar and Sherlock Holmes displace it?
        This is the typical time when studios release their Christmas themed movies though. Nope, doubt it will be in theaters come Christmas.

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          I thought it was unintentionally hilarious and at the same time quite frightening.
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            Originally posted by animagusurreal View Post

            And now, a moment of silence for that harvesty period between Halloween and Thanksgiving that used to be known as Autumn....
            "When I was a kid christmas was christmas and thanksgiving was thanksgiving, NOT christmas PART 1"-Lewis Black

            That aside, the general collection of reviews look kinda 'meh' which is disappointing, I'll still be most likely be seeing it regardless though.
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              Originally posted by QuestionableKri View Post
              "When I was a kid christmas was christmas and thanksgiving was thanksgiving, NOT christmas PART 1"-Lewis Black

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              I love Lewis Black!

              I am sick of Christmas in October! Stores here couldn't WAIT to get the stuff up on November 1. That's almost 2 MONTHS prior to Christmas. No wonder I am not a fan of Christmas !

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              • #8
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                Yeah it was actually scary.

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                • #9
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                  I heard it's not a good movie to take small children to. Way too scary.

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                  • #10
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                    It's not that scary, but has some pretty intense moments.

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                    • #11
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                      what a great movie it was and i loved the whole movie all the way. some of the scenes did got to me lol. although it might scare some of the little kids especially in the beginning and as it goes along as well. overall best holiday movie of the year so far in 2009 in my opinion.

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                        Yet the only

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                        • #13
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                          my rate for the movie is 9 out 10.

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                          • #14
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                            I saw it Monday at a sneak preview and I'd give it 5 of 10 if that's the scale we're using.
                            I don't like Mo Cap, so I already had that bias going into it. I also hate when 3D movies are like "Look how cool we are, we're 3D". If I want that, I'll go watch Muppet Vision 3D where I can get good cheap 3D tricks.
                            It was like they couldn't decide if they wanted to be realistic or not. One minute you have almost human looking characters and then the next Bob Hoskins is jumping up in the air and flying. It just didn't work for me. On that same note, all the female characters looked very very strange and that bugged me to no end.
                            The story was very faithful to the original, but there's a reason other versions shy away from some details: they're boring. The movie seemed long and drawn out. It was also a little scary but that part didn't really bug me. I kinda wish they'd done more with that.

                            Sorry to be the nay sayer, I just wasn't a fan

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                              I went to an early advanced screening before opening and the only thing I remember was being very annoyed that the film makers turned the story into an action movie - as if kids won't be entertained unless people are getting hit over the head or things are blowing up... I though the whole thing was a real disappointment... despite being technically well crafted.
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                                The telling of the story is very close to the book, but in a film there are always going to beflourishes and additions to show off what filmmakers are capable of now. I saw this with my husband over the weekend and was truly fascinated by the technical accomplishments.

                                The actual film reminded me of the George C. Scott version of "A Christmas Carol" from way back when...It had that kind of feel to it.

                                I liked it...but I still felt it was lacking something. It could just be that seeing Jim Carrey attempt to capture 4 entirely different personalities against himself just didn't quite click for me. I felt cheated by his performance and it felt forced.
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                                • #17
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                                  I think if your kids can handle Harry Potter, they can probably handle this movie - it's the same level of "dark" IMO. The movie is such a classic story that I think it'll probably stick around for the holidays - if anything, it's a good one to kick it off!

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                                    Once again, here's my review from a local paper





                                    CLICK HERE:


                                    Santa Maria Sun | Film



                                    Originally posted by Excerpt from review, see link above for full review
                                    Brent: The Polar Express, it was pretty much completely

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                                    Brent:



                                    Also, check out my 30 second version of the story:

                                    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-BXFKUYCi0]YouTube - A Christmas Carol: The Shortest Version Ever Told...[/ame]

                                    (Note: Made before I saw the new mov
                                    ie, so I just used sort of "general" voices for the characters.)
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                                    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/user/animagus.../0/sasNTMDRBLU

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                                    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7mC-...feature=relmfu
                                    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoUie...feature=relmfu
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                                    • #19
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                                      I went in with no expectations and I loved it. The settings were lovely, the Christmas Carols in the soundtrack were so beautiful that it really put me in the Christmas mood. We saw the 3-D version and I enjoyed how the snow flurries would fly towards the audience. I took my 8 and 10 year olds and they liked it as well. My 8 year old son got startled a couple of times. A scene would be very quiet and then there would be a loud crash from out of nowhere. My son nearly jumped out of his seat a couple of times! He didn't complain about being scared though.

                                      The movie was close enough to the book that there were a few instances where we had trouble following what was being said. Sometimes it's hard to understand old English, especially for a girl who grew up in So-Cal, LOL! I enjoyed it though, and was glad I brought my kids to see it. This was the first time they've ever heard the story.

                                      I'm not a fan of Jim Carey, so I was pleasantly surprised in his performances. Yes, the characters looked a little weird. I would describe it as more of a storybook illustration (which I'm guessing was the aim) similar to the characters in Polar Express. A few times the faces would lose their continuity, which I'm guessing there were a few different animators working on one character. That was the only thing that annoyed me.

                                      I would highly recommend this movie, especially if you're a Christmas junkie like me. Lannie

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                                        There were a couple scenes where I jumped out of my seat too aka the
                                        Spoiler
                                        'doorknocker scene'.


                                        Overall, wonderful film. Jim Carrey was fabulous and Gary Oldman was awesome! Like I said, there were a few chair-jumping moments, but I would give it two thumbs up.

                                        BTW
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                                        That scene where Ghost of Christmas Present is dying while laughing with those two creepy kids is nightmare worthy. Bravo
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