Monday, December 14, 2009

A Christmas Carol - What a ride

It's been a while since I have blogged about pop culture, but hubby and I finally made it out on Sunday night, across town, to one of the coolest 2 hours I have spent in a long time. The new 3D, faithfully rendered, but technologically advanced Disney's "A Christmas Carol" was a trippy, dippy, frightening and fun testament to what can be done with new film technology these days. Add to this the extra trip we took to take it in in IMAX, and I have to took a big film to get me in the Christmas spirit this year, but this did it.

Now, mind, it's kinda dark and scary, so it simply won't attract as wide an audience as it could (young kiddies need not apply for the IMAX reserved seats), but I thought for that reason (and for the reason that it was therefore faithful to the original Dickens tale, as a matter of this course) that it was a refreshing change from the cloying, cartoonized, saccharine treats we generally imbibe at Christmas. I loved it. LOVED. IT.

I presumed the rest of the world would too, but yeesh, these critics are bitchy Bah Humbuggers, aren't they?

So, to will have kids with sustained nightmares on your hands if they go see it, but ditch them and go now, while it is in the theatres in 3D...and if you can get yourself to an IMAX near you, alls the better.

"God bless us everyone."

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