The Grinch (2018)
3D Movie Review
Written By: Jake Jarvis
The 3D presentation for this movie is quite good. The 3D highlights many fine details like animal fur and snow flurries in the air. Some visual gags look incredible in 3D. One example of this is a fun scene with a licking reindeer. The distinctive ‘Dr. Suess style’ of scenery really pops in 3D. The 3D really makes the character designs standout and come to life. Overall the 3D presentation for this movie is very impressive and is something that I can easily recommended.
Final Verdict: Great 3D
This Grinch movie is the third adapted version of classic Dr. Suess book. This version is enjoyable but doesn’t quite match the quality of the classic 1966 Chuck Jones original. This version is quadrillion times better than the Ron Howard live action film starring Jim Carrey.
This version of The Grinch is a modern holiday classic. I went into this film, expecting a disaster, and I was stunned by the quality of this movie. This Grinch movie fleshes out the story with several additional new characters. The addition of family and friends for Cindy Lou Who, as well as a few animal friends for Max, (The Grinch's faithful dog) is a welcomed change. The humor in this movie works well and resembles the 1966 original with some slapstick and sight gags that would have made Chuck Jones proud. The 90-minute run time flies by and left you wanting more. Perhaps the success of this movie can inspire them to remake of The Grinch Halloween special ? Benedict Cumberbatch was an inspired choice to voice the character of the Grinch. Even more surprising was that Cumberbatch chose an American accent for Grinch instead of a riff on Karloff's British one. I didn’t care much for the new version of The Grinch song. I did enjoy some of the other new songs and how they integrated some of the older songs into this new movie. In this movie the Grinch wasn't so much an evil being, but a damaged soul in need of kindness and forgiveness. During troubled times this is provides a great lesson for kids of all ages.
The Grinch (2018) movie is a great movie that the entire family can enjoy.