11 Christmas Films : A Christmas Carol 2009 (8)

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of the same name and stars Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge.The film also features supporting roles done by Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, and Cary Elwes.

Frederic : I consider this film like the best representation of the expression “better late than never” I have seen in years. It’s certainly the more adventurous Christmas-themed film out there. It contains everything the greatest tales do, fear, surprise, suspense, sadness, happiness, joy and everything is so well brought around to, that you’re just taken through the journey without asking a single question and most of all without even noticing the time flying by as you travel with the main character with whom you get to perfectly share everything right to the end.

Joshua: Well, A Christmas Carol. I remember the 1997 Cartoon version and I loved it because Whoopi Goldberg did a surprisingly good job as the voice actor of The Ghost of Christmas present. But back to the latest version. Usually, Jim Carreys movies, where he plays a more serious and darker character, are very good. “A Christmas Carol” may be the exception of the rule. The movie never felt like a 1840’s fairytale for a kids. Some of the animations are very weird and a little terrifying. Disney really made a more mature and interesting version of a story we probably all know.

Luke : Out of all the Christmas Carol films I’ve seen, this is my least favourite. I saw this in a cinema way back in 2009 and frankly I didn’t enjoy it. Maybe because it was entirely CGI. I have nothing against Robert Zemeckis, because I love the majority of films he has directed, he made some fantastic films, like Forrest Gump and Who Frammed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future, however since he’s gone all CGI, I’ve kind of lost interest.

 

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