- Dec 21, 2002
- Real Name
- Jake Lipson
Tagline: He gets meaner.
Genre: Animation, Family
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury, Pharrell Williams, Brad O'Hare, Ramone Hamilton, Sam Lavagnino, Scarlett Estevez, Tristan O'Hare, Michael Beattie, Scott Mosier, Lori Alan, Carter Hastings, Carlos Alazraqui, John Kassir, Doug Burch, Evan Kishiyama, Cathy Cavadini, Danny Mann, Tucker Chandler
Release: 2018-11-08Plot: The Grinch hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration.
I looked and don't see a thread for this yet. Universal just put up this trailer for the new CG animated Grinch movie coming from Illumination.
Honestly, I'm only starting this thread to complain. Even though the original special is basically perfect, it's the Grinch and I'm fond of that story, so I entered the trailer with genuine curiosity. But...seriously...could this look any worse? I'm having a hard time imagining so. Honestly, it made me appreciate the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey version more, which is clearly preferable to this. I wasn't even slightly amused once in the whole trailer.
Apart from the obvious money grab, based on the trailer, I don't see any artistic reason whatsoever for this to exist.
But it will probably make a ton of money. Howard/Carrey delivered the #1 film of the year in 2000. (Remember when $260 million made you the #1 film of the year?) I doubt this one will get anywhere near as high in terms of chart position, but the eight films Illumination have released to date have an average gross of $272 million, so this will probably outgross the 2000 one, at least in terms of simple unadjusted numbers.
Disney has Ralph Breaks the Internet a couple weeks later. Hopefully parents with kids are smart enough to take them to that instead. Hopefuly.