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'Tis The Season For Christmas Movies

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951)
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Directed By:
Brian Desmond Hurst

Not Rated
Genre: Horror/Drama
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence
Country: England

Also Known As:
Scrooge

THE PLOT:

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable old miser who cares for nothing except money. All the people in London loved Christmas a lot, but Ebenezer Scrooge did not. He hates Christmas, the whole Christmas season, don't ask me know nobody knows the reason.

But his old partner who died seven years ago does know and bound by the chains he forged by his misdeeds in life he comes as a spirit to warn Ebenezer that this is his last chance to change or be forced to wear an even bigger chain until the end of time. So three ghosts forces him to look at the past, present and future to see himself and how he could be a better person.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

Everyone says that this is the best version of Dickens story but I don't agree, it's a great version don't get me wrong. The performances are great and the ghost effects are impressive for the time it was made. But they left several things out from the book, which again won't be the last version to leave stuff out, I hear it's a big book. But my only other major complaint is death or the Ghost of Christmas Future. He should have been a skeleton. 9 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on this one, even though this is one of the best adaptations of the book, the best is and always shall be the 1970s' Scrooge with Albert Finney. But this is a very good version and I do like it, I agree it is a holiday classic that deserves to be watched. 9 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (Close to the book.)
+ EFFECTS (Impressive considering the time period.)
+ ACTING (The acting is wonderful.)
+ CHARACTERS (Close to the book.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- LEFT OUT (They left some minor things out.)
- FUTURE (Future was wearing a hood because he was the Grim Reaper who might take him to hell if he doesn't change.)

...AND FIANLLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't into Christmas, or Dickens then this isn't for you.)

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