First the Grinch. Now Scrooge. Clearly Jim Carrey has a thing for less-than-friendly folks who somehow manage to turn that frown upside down right around the holidays. Question is, can he put a smile on our faces with this retelling of the Charles Dickens classic?
That, of course, greatly depends on your feelings toward the motion capture technique that Robert Zemeckis uses here—a device the director utilized in both The Polar Express and Beowulf.
Personally, we think improvements have definitely been made. But the whole attempt to try and get animated characters to look as real as possible still kinda weirds us out.