The Grinch: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

The Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) is forced to go into Whoville after he emptied his food supplies. The problem is, the holiday season is fast approaching, and the mean green Grinch hates the spirit of Christmas. When he learns that the celebration promises to be three times larger than the normal annual event; he thinks of a plan to finally end this and steal Christmas out of everyone. 

The story isn't new as the classic tale of The Grinch is just retold in this animated flick with much livelier colors and design. There are a lot of cute and charming scenes, especially when Max is involved together with that fat reindeer named Fred. The scenes were pretty entertaining as the kids really loved the old jokes with the use of simple slow-motion techniques, and it will definitely tickle their funny bone. As a bonus, the Grinch also has a short Minions movie at the start that easily got the crowd going before the start of the main picture.  

It provides that heartwarming feeling and generates some moral lessons and values that the youngsters can learn.  Aside from it, the adults can also sit back tight and relax in this harmless animated movie. We love how Benedict Cumberbatch tweaked his voice and come up with a unique and entertaining tone that is totally unrecognizable. He just gave life to it and made it more visually appealing with the aid of his talent. You also have Pharrell Williams as the narrator to add more spice to the voice cast department. 

Overall, The Grinch is a bubbly and charming  adaptation of the beloved classic that continues to live on. It has a heartwarming and fun tale that brings the audience to experience the spirit of Christmas in advance. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Pharrell Williams, Scarlett Estevez

Directed by: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney
Distributed by: UIP PH
Opens November 28 in PH cinemas