“The Grinch”: Light-hearted and fun, but not a classic

The Grinch: Light-hearted and fun, but not a classic

The new animated “The Grinch” movie was released in theaters Nov. 9. It is a fun, light-hearted film about generosity and kindness, although it probably won’t be deemed a classic.

The major plot points are the same, such as the Grinch stealing all the presents, his encounter with Cindy-Lou and the sweet moment of the Grinch’s heart growing.

Although these moments are nice, the movie as a whole just isn’t very enrapturing.

Big stars lend their voices to this reiteration, such as Benedict Cumberbatch (the Grinch), Rashida Jones (Donna Lou Who) and Pharrel Williams (the narrator). Regardless, the movie falls flat as a tepid reboot.

The Grinch as a character is not seen as grumpy; he is more antisocial than anything. In the beginning, he portrays his usual mean self, but as the story progresses, he demonstrates sweet moments, and he isn’t exactly the classic mean Grinch viewers love to hate. This made the classic ending, where his heart grows, less climatic.

The movie is sweet and has some funny moments, but most viewers will probably find one viewing is enough. The message is sweet, but it definitely wasn’t a classic.