The Grinch (2018) was amazing!!!
I kinda expected there to be more musical numbers like the last adaptations, but the comedy and adorableness more than made up for it in my book. There were some “hip with the kids” kind of moments, but I’d say they were just subtle enough to avoid being “How do ya do, fellow kids?” levels. I think the pop culture jokes here managed to be subtler than even that of Horton Hears a Who! They feel more natural, and that’s refreshing.
And the comedy, hoo boy! You want Looney Tunes levels of slapstick and goofy scenarios? This movie’s got that down pat! I was laughing so hard throughout! And the softer and more sad moments really… make an impact I guess, I just can’t explain it, especially without spoilers.
It’s hard to believe this’ll be the last Dr. Seuss adaptation owned by Universal. Let’s hope Warner Bros’ animation team treats future ones right. Please watch this movie, you won’t regret it!
Also, this marks the second movie I’ve seen in theaters in 3D. I think the 3D effects were even better than Gnomeo and Juliet’s. Though maybe it’s got more to do with me sitting in the middle section for a change. :p