Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Bob Hoskins
Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Everyone knows about this story. Scrooge regrets how he spent most of his life and learns the true meaning of Christmas with the help of Christmas spirits. It is a classic story that we all hear about and watch every single Christmas in the story's many different formats. Here is the break down on this version.
I like the animated versions of this story better, since you can do so much more with the ghosts. The ghosts are what really make the story a hit or not. Each one of the spirits in this movies looked great and the voice work was top notch. I was really impressed with this movie. It looks wonderful. While watching it, it feels like you are on a ride through parts of the movie, especially the scenes where he is flying. It feels like you are with him.
The entire movie as a whole was really good. I was really shocked by how much I liked it. What turned me away from watching it was Jim Carrey. I am not really a fan of his, but he was good in this movie. He was not trying to be a silly kid in this at all. He changed his voice in the movie, so you really do not know that it is him. All of the voice work for the movie was solid. You do not sit wondering who's voice is where. You just enjoy the movie.
This movie may end up one that you watch with or without your kids every Christmas. I know I want to watch it that time of year. This may even be one that you add to your own personal collection, since it is also in 3-D. Enjoy.
A Christmas Carol (2009) Trailer