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Grinch, The (2018)

Model: DI6971

SKU: 354239 Product ID: 899457

Format ‐ DVD

Genre ‐ Family

Rating ‐ G

Consumer Advice ‐ General

Release Date ‐ 18/03/19

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Description

    Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr Seuss' beloved classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, The Grinch is fun for the whole family!

    Bonus features
    -3 Mini-Movies
    -The Making of the Mini-Movies
    -From Green to Screen
    -Who's Who in Who-ville
    -My Earliest Grinch Memories
    -"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" Lyric Video
    -Songs From His Little Heart
    -Grinchy Gadgets
    -Any Who Can Draw: The Grinch, Max, Fred
    -Cindy-Lou's Yule Log
    -And more!

Details

    Director - Scott Mosier Yarrow Cheney

    Actors - Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson

    Film Genre - Family

    Label - Universal Sony Pictures P/l

    Audio - English (Dolby Digital 5.1)/Arabic (Dolby Digital 2.0)/Icelandic (Dolby Digital 2.0)

    Subtitles - English for the hearing impaired/Arabic/Hindi/Icelandic

    Running Time - 82

    Aspect ratio - 2.39:1

    Region Coding - 4

    TV Standard - PAL

    Rating - G

    Consumer Advice - General

    Year of Release - 2018

    Primary Format - Movies/TV - DVD

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Illumination Animation has done it again! If there is one thing this movie proved, it's that Illumation Studios has no creativity and care towards their movies. I now believe that they will never make a good movie. I also thought like all Illumation movies, its was very emotionally manipulative. Although little kids will enjoy it, film lovers like myself will not be satisfied. And Pharell Willimas was the narrator, for some random reason. Absolutely horrendous. Never watch it unless you want your kids to be distracted for 90 minutes.
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from May look like Grinch, but doesn't feel like Grinch Illumination has already produced some bad movies at this time, but they just took the full lazy route with The Grinch. It may look like it's the same story, but they managed to botch it. It feels like a joke, and it's an awful attempt that was only made for money and nothing else. My first main issue with The Grinch is that it removes the Grinch's personal hatred towards the Whos. In the original Chuck Jones short, he hated the Whos for what he thought was their greediness and shallowness towards the holiday. That's what motivated him to steal Christmas from them. Yet in this adaption, he's going down to Whoville and even having normal conversations with some of them like he's a regular citizen. So how is it supposed to make sense later on when he decides to actually steal Christmas? The Grinch himself has so little personality. Benedict Cumberbatch gives no energy or grumpiness to the Grinch. He doesn't feel Grinchy, he doesn't feel like the kind of guy people should be afraid of. The Grinch is a snobby, slimy, disgusting creature. Yet in this movie I never got that impression and didn't believe him when he wanted to steal Christmas. The 2000 film wasn't great either, but at least I cared about him. The backstory made me feel bad for him, and it was emotional when his heart grew three sizes. That's because he was SO grumpy and hated the Whos SO MUCH that I actually bought it when his heart grew three sizes. In this movie, since the Grinch never acts that grumpy before that scene, I don't feel a single ounce of difference from him by the time it happens. There's a backstory in this one too, where it turns out the only reason the Grinch stole Christmas was because he never got to celebrate it as a child. What did the Whos ever do to you Mr. Grinch?! I simply don't care about him anymore, which sucks out any emotion that it's meant to give. You know why this scene didn't feel emotional? Because the Grinch hasn't been so mean in the movie, so there's no difference or emotion to be had at all. I don't mind it when a movie changes things up to fill the runtime or offer new story aspects, but it MUST keep the main motivation and character the same otherwise it's going to become difficult to get the point. That's this movie for me. It misses the point of the plot, gives me no reason to care about The Grinch, all the while I experienced lazy storytelling and bad attempts at humour. I don't think Illumination cared about this movie at all, which proves my point that this movie's just nothing but a joke. A lazy uneventful film that I'm going to enjoy more just forgetting that it even exists. Thanks to this film, I found new appreciation for the Jim Carrey film.
Date published: 2019-02-12
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