The Grinch Movie Review

We recently attended a screening of newest version of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.  Was it true to the story? Is it worth seeing?  Keep reading to find out.

The Grinch Movie Review

The Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food. 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.

If you are expecting the exact same ol’ story, then you’ll likely be disappointed.  Go in with an open mind.  Sure, the story is about the same; however, you’ll find the The Grinch to be not quite as mean as in the book or other movies.  However, this version is funny with the same sort of humor and animation as the Despicable Me series of movies. Benedict Cumberbatch (the voice of The Grinch) did a great job; however, Pharrell Williams (the Narrator) was just okay.

The Grinch Movie Review

It’s funny!  The animation is great!  They sing God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen! The kids loved it!  We all laughed!  It’s probably one of my favorite Grinch movies. Sure it’s not 100% true to the book, but that’s okay.  It’s a little more modern and up to date in a few aspects.

It will be a great family holiday movie to go see this year, but die hard Dr. Seuss fans might not care for the adaptations.

The Grinch opens nationwide Friday (11/9/18)!

Rated PG, Run Time 105 minutes

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Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the media movie screening.