Zemeckis' big bucks cinema with no hesitation to breach every possible cinematic limit extends innovation to a 3-D adaptation of Dickens' momumental story. Although well cast, this does not really matter because the hybrid animation epitomizes the very negation of film form and its total simulation of reality. In this sense, whatever moral message survives gets lost amidst the digital pyrotechnics of mega-spectacle.
I have to admit I was very well surprised by this film, for which I didn't expect anything initially. It's a very fine story, full of archetypes easily understandable for children, but beneath lies some pretty dark stuff and spooky sequences. It's a nice Christmas movie. Visually, it's not as good as Tintin (some moments are a little bit too 'video game') but it's worth watching, and very warm.
I watched this one on the big screen in my university and it was 90 minutes of torture. My God, what a soul-less piece of nothing. Looks like a cheap video game, and the older films about scrooge were totally better.
disappointed. the Christmas Carol is one of the most adorable stories from my childhood and this movie seemed to be a cement incarnation of the Monalisa, lacking in character. completety cheats the story of its soul.
İçinde çok güzel mesajlar barındıran Robert Zemeckis animasyonu. Önceki animasyonlarındaki gibi bunda da Noel ruhunu canlandırmak adına bir şeyler var ve kalburüstü Hıristiyanlık propagandası mevcut. Fakat dolu dolu bir 1.30 saat geçirmeme vesile olduğunu rahatlıkla söyleyebilirim. Hayata negatif bakan, kötü bir adamın 3 hayaletle yüzleşmesini, daha sonra da hayatın kıymetini anlamasını anlatıyor film.
Forget the "dead eyes", the crippling flaw with Robert Zemeckis' CG animation is that while it does allow for a wealth of freedom in terms of representation he lacks the discipline to know when to restrain himself. The result is a film that often feels more like a theme park ride with Jacob Marley as a sneering, spittle spewing boogie man and a pointless chase scene between Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Future.
Ever since he went CG, Robert Zemeckis's films have been pure sh!#. This is no exception. It ruined the image of Scrooge and the story of A Christmas Carol with cheap video game-like thrills. Go back to directing live action films. They were better.