How The Grinch Stole Christmas Written By Jude Dobrinska
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is one of the most classic Christmas movies of all time. Created in 1966 and directed by Ben Washam and Chuck Jones, of Looney Toons fame. And begins by telling the Grinch about himself with one of the iconic lines in Christmas history, “your a mean one Mr. Grinch.¨ Thanksgiving Weekend was the opening of the third movie about everyone’s favorite Christmas stealer. After the original in 1966 and the second installment was released in 2000 when Jim Carrey was the live action version. Now Benedict Cumberbatch voices the animated Christmas antagonist in the new Illumination produced movie. My mother, Kate, and I love to watch movies together and wanted to see which Grinch movie is the best. Before watching the movies we both believed that we would like the original much more than any of the other ones, since we both don’t like Jim Carrey or newer animated movies.
The first movie we watched was the original Grinch movie from 1966. Kate said when she was younger this was her favorite christmas movie, I asked why is that her favorite movie? It was a different take on the christmas movie for her because at the time they were all like happy go lucky and this was new. I always liked the Grinch movie because of my favorite character, Max. Max is such a good friend but he’s treated horribly but and that hurts me as a dog owner.
After we watched the original Grinch we watched the one with Jim Carrey. Me and Kate don’t like Jim Carrey whatsoever. We tried really hard to watch it but in our eyes it was just too hard to watch, I’ve never cringed so hard watching a movie before. The movie was just meh. I don’t know how others could think this was the best Grinch movie. After we turned off the movie Kate said, “ it was, unwatchable.¨ This was my first time trying to watch that movie and it will probably be my last.
We are both hoping that the new Grinch movie will be better than the Jim Carrey version but we both think not even with an actor like Benedict Cumberbatch. When we walked into the theatre we were very afraid that we wasted money on a stupid animated movie on a perfectly good Sunday when the Packers are playing. When we both walked out of the theatre we thought it was really good. I would recommend this movie to anyone whos free on a Tuesday this winter break. I liked the backstory they gave on the Grinch and Max, treated really good this time. I know when any show or movie is good by the type of music they play, that’s why I’m a big fan of the Office. They did a cool cover on the grinch song which was played early on in the movie.
If I had to rank each movie obviously in my eyes the Grinch movie with Jim Carrey is last, then it’s a tough one for first but, I would have to go with the original Grinch movie, Kate would say the same thing. If I would have to give each movie a rating out of five stars I would give the original Grinch movie a four and half stars because it was the first antagonist as the lead for a Christmas movie. Then the Jim Carrey Grinch movie is a solid half star, it’s mainly for pity points. Then the new Grinch movie gets four out five stars and that’s a solid rating in my book.
This holiday break set your DVR to watch the original Grinch Christmas short. If you want to get out of the house go to a theatre near you and watch the brand new Grinch movie. Me and Kate would recommend not to touch the Jim Carrey version with a 39 ½ foot pole.
“Beautiful Winter” Written By Sefarina Benavides
Cold months pass by Day after day I wait to see the next flower bloom Trees are bare and white with frozen rain Footprints lead me down strange paths Into the tundra, greeted by snowmen with silver-dusted top hats and cocoa-stained scarfs Mother calls me inside I look to the trees with wonder Seeing the pulses of energy beneath the ground Bright flashes of siren lights Cars speeding down highways Fish trapped under their frozen homes A blurred vision of reality I breathe out, a cloud of fog blurs my sight Wind whistling through the forest The sounds of the ghosts hollar through the wood and leaves The bear is safe and tucked away Warm with fur and heat from her cubs I stand on moving ground, goosebumps rise from my skin My hairs stand up straight as I look into the dark of the night skies Without the harsh lights from cars and streets, the stars are clear Shining and prideful Beautiful Winter