Green meanie’s back for Christ­mas

Dalby Herald - - LIFE WEEKENDER -

IT’S been 18 years since Dr Seuss’s fa­mous tale, How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas, came to the big screen in the live-ac­tion fea­ture film di­rected by Ron Howard and star­ring Jim Car­rey, so there’s a whole new gen­er­a­tion who will ap­pre­ci­ate the lat­est ver­sion by Il­lu­mi­na­tion En­ter­tain­ment and Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures.

The Grinch isa3D com­puter-an­i­mated pro­duc­tion, ex­plor­ing a bit more of what makes the green and tiny-hearted Christ­mas-hat­ing vil­lain so grumpy.

Nar­rated by Phar­rell Wil­liams, The Grinch brings the tale to life via great CGI an­i­ma­tion and the de­tail is bril­liant.

It’s a movie you could watch over and over and see some­thing dif­fer­ent each time.

The scene is set in the cyn­i­cal grump’s cave on Mt Crum­pet, rigged with mind bog­gling con­trap­tions.

With only his loyal dog, Max, the Grinch lives a

soli­tary life. But when Whosville de­clares they are go­ing to make the fes­tive sea­son three times big­ger, the Grinch goes on a mis­sion to steal Christ­mas by pos­ing as Santa Claus on Christ­mas Eve.

You may not recog­nise him, but Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (Doc­tor Strange, Sher­lock Holmes) voices the iconic green furry crea­ture and does the role jus­tice.

This is a must-see movie for all the fam­ily this fes­tive sea­son and one that is sure to be­come a part of the Christ­mas list of movies to watch in years to come.

PHOTO: UNI­VER­SAL PIC­TURES

IN­STANT CLAS­SIC: The Grinch is in cine­mas now.

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