It’s never too early to be annoyed by Christmas.
It’s the third time that the mean one’s been up on our screen, after Jim Carrey as well as Chuck Jones’ tale so green. This one is from Minions’ folk Illumination, who wish to bring Dr. Seuss to a new generation. They’ve already done it once with The Lorax, we know. But does this one retain the same glow? The great news? It does! It’s loyal to Seuss. With his wonderful tale put to great modern use.
Illumination has its own style with animated features that is witty, sharp and skilfully skates the line of keeping kids and adults entertained. All of these ingredients are present in The Grinch. While setting modern plot point plates spinning, it retains the message of the original book – that maybe Christmas means a little bit more than presents and post-stuffing naps.
Release Date: March 20, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones