The followup film to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The era of silent films was ending but Chaplin made this film despite the changing business. Like the main character in Modern Times Chaplin was rebelling against the new technology and they way it would change the world.
The chaos continues with Clark trying to light his home with 250 strings of lights while fighting to keep the Christmas spirit. In the end it’s guaranteed to be another Griswold experience all the way.
Daniel Day-Lewis plays a role that feels very natural and succeeds in every way. The young Camilla Belle takes on her role wonderfully as she portrays a character who matures throughout the film.
The movie isn’t the best work of Stewart’s career but it’s a fun film to watch. Stewart sings and plays the harmonica throughout the film showcasing his range of talents.
The animation is equally great as it captures the artwork of the original books while adapting to the needs of the screen. In the end the film wouldn’t have worked without the Seuss magic and they managed to create that world wonderfully.
The message is clear and the story is timeless. When holiday films are able to capture the essence of the holidays they can become a permanent part of the season.
As comic book films go this is a great movie. This film seemed to take a deeper approach to the X-Men than any of the original trilogy.
As you open your gifts this year just remember that it could be a pink nightmare under the tree. This should make every gift a little bit better.