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'Tis The Season For Christmas Movies

SCROOGE (1970)
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Directed By:
Ronald Neame

Starring:
Albert Finney, Sir Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More and Richard Beaumont as Tiny Tim

Rated G
Genre: Horror/Musical
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence
Country: England

THE PLOT:

Ebenezer Scrooge is an old greedy miserable old man. He lives alone in a huge house, but most of the house if unused and unkept. He terrorizes the people who owes him money and hates Christmas and all it stands for.

Until the night of the seventh annversery of the death of Ebenezer's business partner Jacob Marley. Jacob arrvies to tell Ebenezer that he has final change to change his wicked ways or parish from this Earth.

So Ebenezer is visited by three ghosts that shows him the past, the present and the future.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

The first musical version of Dickens' classic story of an old man who finds it's never too late to change from bad to good. A ghost story for Christmas is one of the coolest idea any writer got ever. The ghost designs are cool and the music is great, the characters are very close to the book. The actors do a great job, it's amazing how they made Albert Finney look old when he wasn't when it came out. There isn't one bad thing I can say about this musical adaptation of Scrooge, best musical version of a Dickens story since Oliver. The whole atmosphere of the movie looks like it you will be able to walk right into the world of 19th century London in a middle of a brutal winter, the whole look, feel and style of the film is just perfect. I give it 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

All I can say is I like life and I like this movie. I got to admit I did find it slow at points, bog down in emotions. But as a whole I agree with every Zedd said in his review. I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a buried treasure that deserves attention. I too give it...9 STARS!

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ MUSIC (The music is cool.)
+ CLOSE (One of the closest version I've seen to date.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ GHOST EFFECTS (The ghost designs is also cool.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- SLOW AT POINTS (It does get slow at points.)

...AND FIANLLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you aren't into Chrismtas, then this isn't the film for you.)

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