Our Young Critic William Jones discusses the highs and lows of this festive film The Grinch
I think that this film is a joy for young children: there is loads of mild humour, fun animation designs and a simple plot. However I would not recommend this movie for anyone 6+ due to the fact that the plot is boring.
This version of The Grinch is probably the kindest one: he is happy and cheerful most of the time and he is occasionally is grumpy- the only scene where the Grinch is slightly sinister is when he tells Max about his plan. The Grinch is meant to be a sly and horrible person, not an exuberant fun character, I think that this film is lacking this.
However, I enjoyed the Dr Seuss type contraptions like the coffee machine and the candy cane magnet. I also enjoyed the narration and the lighthearted humour. But this film didn’t appeal to me: the plot was rushed; the Grinch was too friendly. The Grinch’s past is also not explained enough.
I like the appearance of Whoville, like the Christmas decorations and the weird house designs. This film is obviously targeted at the Christmas market and younger audiences. To conclude, I rate this film 3 stars out of 5, which will provide some entertainment for younger children but will not be a Christmas classic.
By William Jones