Deb, a church member, mother and Trailguide at St. Luke's attended the new movie version of A Christmas Carol from Walt Disney this weekend. Here are her thoughts:
This movie is the retelling of the classic Dicken's story but updated in Disney's animated 3D. The movie follows Ebenezer Scrooge in his discontentment and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and That is Yet to Come. The movie presents the story as written by Charles Dicken's, so the characters recite/speak as they do in the book, which at times had my 12 and 10 year old confused as to what was being said. The scenes with the ghosts, particularly when Bob Marley arrives, were also more intense/suspenseful than what we had expected, and my kids got a little scared.
The movie has wonderful 3D special effects and the characters look more realistic than "cartoonish". It is a good "classic" version of the story, I caution parents with young children that the movie is not as "holly and jolly" (as my son Luke commented), meaning that this isn't your typical "Disney" lighthearted version. It's worth seeing- has a good message about how we treat others in life- I would just prepare your child if under the age of 9.
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