The Grinch Movie Review

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The Grinch Movie Review

Mr. Wiley, digital media arts teacher at WHHS, voted second grouchiest person right behind the Grinch himself.

Mr. Wiley, digital media arts teacher at WHHS, voted second grouchiest person right behind the Grinch himself.

Mr. Wiley, digital media arts teacher at WHHS, voted second grouchiest person right behind the Grinch himself.

Mr. Wiley, digital media arts teacher at WHHS, voted second grouchiest person right behind the Grinch himself.

Avery Pollock, Staff Reporter

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With the holiday season just around the corner, cinemas are already presenting everyone with the classic Christmas movie that we all know and love. In my case, I decided to review one of the most iconic films of my personal childhood and many others as well; here is my own personal review of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018).

Getting right into the meat of things, the movie definitely looked amazing visually. Animations were very smooth, as they should be in 2018, and the colors blended together perfectly to help create that warm holiday feeling. As compared to some of the older Grinch movies, this one, as expected, definitely takes the cake for the most eye appealing and consumer friendly. Now, as for the story and overall feel of the movie, I was not too impressed. There were certain parts of the movie that felt added in for filler, or for reasons that did not really pertain to the overall story at times. I did, however, love the movies way of showing the Grinch’s development of character all the way up until the end. It slowly showed the transformation from the grouchy party pooper we all know and love to the loving and festive towards the end. I also loved some of the new messages that the movie added in as well, such as how Christmas is so much more than gifts at the end of the day. As for the comedy, it definitely takes the cake for adult and child-friendly. While some jokes could definitely be considered corny or old, others managed to put a smile on my face with ease. My final main critic with the film was the overall vibe that it gave off. The film was not giving me that classic Christmas movie feel that others do so well and had me at some points wanting for it to be over with. This is possibly due some parts added in that were not in the original Grinch films, and while this can be seen as a good addition rather than bad, it still enough to make me feel as if I was watching a completely different movie at times. Gabby Harrison (11) also had the experience of watching Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch with me, and had her own thoughts about the movie as well: “It was a very cute film that any age group can enjoy.”

I can wholeheartedly say that this movie definitely deserves a seven out of ten at the least. While yes, the movie had some awesome visuals, great character development, and classic cheesy comedy that we all love, it just did not give off that classic feeling that some of the other Grinch movies did so well for me. Overall, I think that movie is definitely a good one, but one that is not a must-see.