Grinch (2018) Review

The comeback of everyone’s favorite Christmas movie


At the peak of his popularity, Jim Carrey gave an enchanting performance that still amazes, not only with a skillful make-up (for which the film received an Oscar), but also an incredible fairy-tale entourage. After many years, the film-tale of The Grinch is still one of the must-see during the holidays. The wonderful company “Illumination”, which amused us with its unusual minions, decided to entertain fans with a bright full-length cartoon about the unscrupulous Grinch.

The story plot itself is known to many, if not all. The closed and not very kind Grinch, who is offended by everyone in the world and maintains relations only with the carefree dog Max, lives in solitude on the summit of a deserted mountain. When Grinch finds out that the inhabitants of Whoville want to celebrate such an unloved holiday like Christmas, the Grinch comes up with a bold plan – to kidnap his least favorite holiday.

Many are wondering – why was a new adaptation needed? After all, the film with Jim Carrey seems to have already told us this story. Grinch by Jim Carrey was frightening. Many children did not want to watch the film, as the Grinch really instilled fear in them. But the new Grinch, who was originally voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, sets a completely different tone. The new Grinch, with all its ugly nature, still turns out to be a good character, who can sometimes be a 6

little mean and naughty. When he was imbued with the spirit of the holiday and he realized that it was fun, that’s when the cartoon began to shine with positive emotions and really turned into a fairy tale.

The film is filled with wonderful minor characters: Max, the dog, who is insanely kind and is trying hard to pull Grinch out of his cocoon, a gorgeous and good-natured fluffy deer and others. All these characters help viewers to love this green and mean character.

This cartoon is not a remake. It does not exploit the moves that were used in the original film, but it makes you take a fresh look at the story, evaluate the family priorities and give wonderful emotions that we all need so much in our busy life. Now that this cartoon has added to the story of Grinch, the whole story has shone with new colors.