Tag: Illumination Entertainment

The Grinch Review: A Mildly Festive Adaption

When it comes to Christmas there have been many pop culture characters to define the season with the likes of Scrooge and Santa himself playing a major role in various mediums. Among these prominent characters is one who is green and hates Christmas; in fact he hates Christmas a lot. This character is none other than the Grinch from Dr/Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The character was made famous from the 1966 animated television special by Chuck Jones, but The Grinch has already been adapted for the big screen in the 2000 live action film by Ron Howard. Now the story returns to theaters with a new animated adaptation directed by Scott Moiser and Yarrow Cheney and produced by none other than Illumination Entertainment. I figured it was only a matter of time before The Grinch would return to silver screen and that was all the more reason to give this movie chance. After enduring this new animated feature I have to say that while it may not have the charm of the 1966 television special, there was a sense of festivity behind The Grinch.