We were lucky enough to get invited to The Grinch. So off I went with Goonie and his Grandpa to see that it was an “expanded” story from the 1966 TV Movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Watching the movie was really an experience not just another cartoon. If you have watched the 1966 version, you will be surprised with several changes. New characters are introduced like Fred the reindeer and Grouper in Whoville. But then again, we have the same friendly characters like Cindy Lou Who and of course the Grinch himself. And there is a wonderful Billy Goat that brings laughs every time he shows up.
The music is updated although the original song is still present. Pharrell Williams does a great job narrating the movie and Benedict Cumberbatch was great as the voice of the Grinch. The graphics were real enough to let us all become totally immersed in the show.
After the movie Goon told me that this version of The Grinch was closer to the book than the older TV movie. A little boy down the row was on his feet laughing and jumping with excitement throughout the show which just added to our entertainment. Then to my surprise, I learned something new after 38 years of marriage – my husband had NEVER seen The Grinch. How is that possible??? I don’t know but he absolutely loved this movie and laughed his way through the entire show. I offered to show him the 1966 version but he wasn’t at all interested.
This movie is sure to become a classic, just like the first one but a newer, enhanced better classic. Everyone needs to see it.
Dr Suess’ The Grinch Trailer:
About SEUSS’ THE GRINCH:
Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all? Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney. This film is rated PG.
SEUSS’ THE GRINCH is in theaters on Friday, November 9