Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch steals hearts

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Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch steals hearts

Lisa Zins

Lisa Zins

Lisa Zins

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Everyone knows the 2000 original “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” featuring Jim Carey as the Grinch and the 1966 animated classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”  But there is a new movie in town.  “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” which came out in November, is a new take on the novel “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”  There are minor differences between this new film and the original book and the two older films, but other than that, this new take on the classic is a hit.

In this movie, the Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of irritation comes from the Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter this year, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is one way to achieve peace and quiet. With help from his dog Max, the green grump performs a well-thought out plan to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all.

One of the major differences of this movie is the soundtrack. The producers and directors definitely took a different approach to the music style. The original movies featured many traditional Christmas selections while the new one has an R&B style of music. The artist who was most commonly used in the movie, and also made a whole soundtrack for the film, is Tyler, the Creator. His songs are featured throughout the whole movie, including “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” The movie also features the song “BOOGIE” by Brockhampton as an upbeat background track during a scene.

Just like the other Grinch movies, this one ends up giving its audience a warm, Christmas-y feeling that everyone loves.  This must be why it is one of the classic Christmas films and why it is a tradition to watch during Christmastime.

This PG rated animated movie earned $67 million opening weekend, and the numbers have dramatically increased since then and are looking to only get better.  The movie itself has a 58 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2709692/fullcredits

https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=grinch2017.htm

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_grinch/