Just picked up both THE GRINCH and PLANET OF THE APES (2001) today, and watched them both for the first time. I am very ambivilent about them. Each is a triumph for Rick Baker, needless to say. But GRINCH, by adding so much "back story," removed a lot of the mystery and humor of Dr. Suess's original and tied to substitute pathos. APES had no character build until the very end, and except for Tim Roth, I didn't care much for any of the cast. I'm sure this will get flamed, but that is my opinion. Does anyone share it?