Old Movie Remade, “A Christmas Carol” Warms Hearts

Jim Carrey stars in the Charles Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol and entertains the audience with his humorous and bizarre interpretations of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Three Ghosts of Christmas. Carrey shows the audience that he is far deeper than just a few laughs. Through Mr. Scrooge and the Three Ghosts of Christmas Carrey shows the struggles of the 19th century and how Scrooge finds his heart and tries to undo the wrongs he’s done or is about to do. Most of the dialogue is straight from the original story and the 3-D imaging and graphics make the audience feel like they are in the movie with Scrooge. The film is even in IMAX Theaters and Digital 3-D to give the audience the full blown experience of the humbugger himself. This film captured audiences of all ages and has received high praises from critics around the country. “It was a good remake of the other versions and it was funny,” said Junior Bianca Armstrong. Then there are other critics and viewers who don’t understand the purpose of the film. “The film focuses on the fantastical, at the cost of narrative depth and character development. A re-telling should either present a resonant or fresh thematic take. This Christmas Carol seems like a pale,” said USA Today Critic Claudia Puig. Puig forgets one vital detail; the movie is made for kids! This PG representation was not made in order to please the critics, it was made to brighten up children’s Christmas and be a fun way to bring the family together for the holidays. “I loved it… I got to go to the movies with my parents and I had fun,” said eight-year-old Ryan Cagle. On another note Jim Carrey shows the audience that he is far deeper than just a few laughs. Through Mr. Scrooge and the Three Ghosts of Christmas Carrey shows the struggles of the 19th century and how Mr. Scrooge finds his heart and tries to undo the wrong s he’s done or is about to do. Most of the dialogue is straight from the original story and the 3-D imaging and graphics make the audience feel like they flying down the streets of London with Scrooge. “Disney’s A Christmas Carol by Robert Zemicks is an exhilarating visual experience…The story that Dickens wrote in 1838 remains timeless, and if it’s supercharges here with Scrooge swooping the London streets as freely as Superman, well, once you let ghosts into a movie, there’s room for anything,” said Chicago Sun-Times Critic Roger Ebert.