The Grinch (2018)

PG   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Family

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A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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18 November 2018 | extinctionanimation
| Your a bland one ,Illumination's The Grinch
This is the prim example of a kid's movie that takes 0 risks. It doesn't do anything note worthy. I can say the movie looks good. I can say the voice acting is okay. As far as flaws go , the story is ungodly predictable and bland. This film just has no personality. By Illumination standards this is probably one of there better films , which says a lot about there movies. I thought all the designs were okay , with the exception of the Grinch himself. He doesn't look very evil or nasty. He just kind of looks annoyed.

If you have small child , there probably going to enjoy this so if you want to see a movie with them this is a fine choice. However I can't talk about this movie without mentioning how bad Tyler the Creator's remix is. It is ungodly bad and so stupid.

I can see people liking this film and that's fine. Me on the other hand , I would rather watch the Jim Carry version. At least that film took risks.

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Did You Know?


When asked how prepping and going into record compared to motion capture, Benedict Cumberbatch stated: "it's far less mobile. It's a fixed point, you have to create a lot of energy, but it's around a really fixed access of microphone, whether you're being hauled around in a sleigh round a mountain or flung through a catapult or talking very quietly to your dog - all those levels have to come around a microphone. Your voice has to be supported by the action that makes it sound that way, but you have to stay on the mic whereas with motion capture you can really swing yourself about because you have a headset usually; you can throw your body around the landscape, except you're in isolation at the mic without Angela Lansbury or Kenan Thompson or any of the thousand people I did talk to".


Grinch: I specifically bought enough food to last me until January. How much emotional eating have I been doing?


When everyone in town is bringing their ornament for the enormous Christmas tree, all of the homemade ornaments have a hook for hanging except for Cindy Lou's angel.

Crazy Credits

Illumination logo, Bob from Minions and Snowball from The Secret Life of Pets.

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical release was censored in order to obtain a U classification; the distributor chose to remove several uses of mild bad language (ass) from a song number in order to avoid the film receiving a PG rating uncut.


Feliz Navidad
Written & Performed by
José Feliciano
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment


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Animation | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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