To Grinch or not to Grinch?

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  1. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    Just received my Grinch DVD... I missed the film at the cinema, but I'm wondering whether or not I should watch it now or wait for Xmas. Is this the sort of film that you need to be of festive cheer to appreciate? And if I do watch it now, is it good enough to watch again at Xmas?

    Opinions please!

    (n.b. I hope Polls is the right place for this thread...)
     
  2. Ron-P

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    I Grinched one off last night, it's fun[​IMG] No need to wait.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    I missed this one also however, it really does not attract me. I may end up renting though.
     
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    Go ahead and Grinch. If it is/was intended as a Christmas gift, don't Grinch.

    "To Grinch, or not to Grinch. That is the question."
     
  5. Nick Sievers

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    It doesn't bother me what time of year it is i'll watch any movie, any time. No festive cheer for me, I hate christmas [​IMG]
     
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    Yesterday was my birthday and my brother bought the Grinch for me.

    I just got done Grinching an hour ago! And will Grinch again a few times before Christmas I imagine.
     
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    By all means, Grinch away! I watched it last night, and I absolutly loved it! Jim Carrey is the MAN, er um, Grinch![​IMG]
     
  8. Kurt B

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    For me, this movie, like some others, can be watched anytime of year. Another that comes to mind is Christmas Vacation. Some of that chaos seems to happen anytime of year.

    I grinched the day I got it and will do so again a couple times before Christmas day.

    ~Kurt
     
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    Well, it looks like my kids are forcing me to buy this title. All I can hope is it is decent.
     
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    Don't be the only Who Who did not go to the Whobilation! The holidays won't start until you Grinch!
     
  12. Jon_B

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    I'm with Neil. For some reason this film did not appeal to me. [​IMG] But I may watch it.
    Jon
     
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    I've deliberated for days whether or not to buy this DVD, but I think yesterday I decided I'll rent first. Didn't see it in the theater, so I don't know if it's any good and comments I've read have been very mixed. I'm also not sure if I would watch it in other times of the year, and if I'm only going to Grince once/year, is it worth it to own? Ah, who am I kidding, if I rent it and enjoy it, I'll end up owning it.
     
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    For me, this film exsist's outside of what any film critic think's of it. I read Roger Ebert's review and thought that he was way off base with this one.
    Point is, don't listen to critic's on this movie, just watch and enjoy. The movie is just a fun and joyous ride that's all, it has a great message in it that Christmas is about the one's we love rather than gifts. And it doesn't try to replace the original classic cartoon we all grew up with and love, IMO it's more of an homage to Dr. Seuss. I think that he would have been proud at how the film tuned out.
    So just let your green hair down, and Grinch away![​IMG]
     

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