The New Grinch: Naughty or Nice?

Allison Ihde, Staff Writer

The newest retelling of the infamous Grinch story has had some mixed reviews. The film is produced by Illumination, a part of Universal Pictures that along with The Grinch, has brought to theaters movies like Despicable Me, and The Secret Life of Pets. Purely based on the company that this new film comes from, the audience can anticipate the Illumination animated heartfelt movie style with lovable characters and amazing graphics. The more positive of the mixed reviews enjoyed the vibrant colors and fresh additions to the original storyline. They present the point of view that finds the revamp adorable and appropriate for the target audience. On the other hand, certain viewers of this new take on an older, classic say that the 2018 Grinch doesn’t properly duplicate the essence from the live action Grinch made in 2000. When the reviews are so contradictory, how do we know which to listen to? Truly, it depends on the person. If you are open to new elements being brought into a beloved film, then maybe the new Grinch will become a new Christmas classic. If not, then you might regard the 2018 Grinch as unnecessary and just not up to your expectations.

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