This is the first time I’ve seen any honest-to-God moving pictures from Robert Zemeckis’s reinterpretation of Charles Dickens immortal classic, A Christmas Carol. Gotta say…I’m impressed
The whole opening feels like the movie might be a total rip on the style of Zemeckis’s Polar Express, a movie I found a little cold and even creepy. Once the “action” starts, though, we really get a flavor for the scale and tone that Zemeckis is going for.
Most of my fears of Jim Carrey yucking it up in the main role seem unfounded, and the design (especially of the three ghosts) might be inspired. It won’t be the intimate, small-scale tale of a man’s life we’ve come to expect from most versions of this tale, but maybe that’s not such a bad thing.
Of course, the trailer is pretty terrible quality…and it’s in Italian…so I guess I shouldn’t get carried away. Take a look and let us know your thoughts below.