Wednesday, November 28, 2007
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Last night we watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas; one of the greatest Christmas movies ever. It is funny, sweet, and it has an awesome ending...in short, it's a good Christmas story with a quaint spin, which could be none other than Dr. Seuss. It's funny how odd little creatures like those in the Dr. Seuss books are now familiar to us and don't seem so strange, but you have to admit, that, once you think about it, what is stranger than a green hairy fellow in human form with extra long fingers that he can't maneuver very well with a green Mohawk?
It's become a classic Christmas story, so much that we don't even question why. It is fun to think about how things become classics...this is the kind of story that you would think might be rejected. Harry Potter was rejected. Series of Unfortunate Events was rejected, about thirty-two times. (Actually, Jim Carrey starred in the role of the Unfortunate Movie as the villain..yet again. He did not turn good this time.)
Directed by Ron Howard, (Remember Opie Taylor?) the Grinch follows the story line pretty well, all though it adds a lot to make it a real-length movie, and it is a great adaption of the childhood tale that I learned to love when I was little. I don't even remember it very well now; only that I was very excited when I found out that there was a real-life action movie coming out. The dog Max is a favorite too; now that I think of it, he probably would have been a good animated character, but the dog came through fine. Most of you have probably already seen this movie, but why not watch it again for Christmas?
This is the first in my Christmas series for the blog, and I may post more on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Enjoy the movie!
Anna Ron Who