Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A Christmas Carol

Disney’s A Christmas carol is a tale from the wit and greed-filled banter to the ghostly apparitions and finally the grand redemption at the end. Director Robert Zemeckis used the perfect 3-D motion capture animation along with a little creepiness as demanded by the story. Charles Dickens classic novel is framed with marvelous detailed and sharp animation with some frightening scenes as per requirements.
A Christmas Carol
In the story, Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old money lender is confronted by spirits of Christmas to revel him his miserable existence.  His view on the Christmas holiday can be summed up in his sentiment as, those who celebrate the day with merry and cheer should be boiled in their own pudding and “buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” The story goes through spirit of Christmas Eve of the past, present and Christmas yet to come; all in multiple roles by Jim Carry. Gary Oldman plays Bob Cratchit with a mix of innocence, joy, and devastation, and it all translates well on the screen.

In the classic, some scenes are tear-jerkers, others frightening (few shots may cause audience to jump from their seats); complete eccentricity of scrooge is revealed with the help of terrifying character with facial hair and proper gestures. The tone is joyless, despite an extended passage of bizarre laughter, several dazzling flights in sky of London. Ultimately the movie is well-crafted, laborious but explosion of high spirits at end lacks virtue of entertainment. All we can say is that, Jim Carry and Gary Oldman have done justice with their roles and as Charles Dickens has depicted a sense of morality with the Christmas Eve as backdrop in his book, the same has been shown in the movie. It is a good Christmas Movie, fit for all!

How did you like it? Do tell me.


  1. I love "A Christmas Carol"! But the first time I watched it, I had a hard time getting past Jim Carrey's face popping up everywhere. (He just has one of those faces.) :D However, it was definitely another Robert Zemeckis triumph!

    1. Yes! I quite agree with you, his face is very disagreeable but I guess it goes well with the character he plays.


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