Saturday, September 25, 2010

GBC Question #17

Question #17: Book turned movie and completely desecrated.

It only makes sense to get the opposite of yesterday's question. I tend to avoid movies based on books until I can read a few reviews and I'm very good at completely blocking crap films from my memory so I was actually reduced to trolling the internet to job my memory for a film that could fit in here. Thank you internets for reminding me of the abomination which was the Jim Carrey vehicle How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There was already a perfectly delightful cartoon adaptation which everyone has watched at some point. There was no reason for this version. No wonder I've blocked it from my memory.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to YouTube and find the cartoon version so I can once again remove the live-action version from my memory.

Addendum: I just realised that I am posting this exactly three months before Christmas.

2 comments:

Nanny Shanny said...

I love the original Grinch...I've never actually seen the Jim Carrey version - I didn't like the look of the previews and then I didn't like the sound of my friends' reviews...

Three months...eeeep...that's going to go by very quickly!

AndreaC said...

It's really not worth seeing unless you enjoy feeling like poking your eyes out. The only saving grace was that I saw it on a flight and was able to turn it off halfway through (and switch to a repeated Doctor Who episode... so much better!).

I couldn't believe the date when I noticed how soon it was. Time to get my butt moving on a few of my 'to be made' gifts!