Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Fox Announces Deadpool Movie For 2016
Tim Miller still attached to direct
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 August 2014
New Screenwriter For Chaos Walking
Jamie Linden replaces Charlie Kaufman
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Hawking (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Flight (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Empire Star Rating
Mr Popper's Penguins (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Christmas Carol Trailer Online
Jim Carrey humbug in 3D mo-cap

14 September 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

Officially it's only a teaser trailer, but this clip hosted at Yahoo is the longest look we've had yet at Robert Zemeckis' digital 3D animated A Christmas Carol, starring Jim Carrey as Ebeneezer Scrooge.

With a story as well known and frequently filmed as this, the pleasure is always going to be in the details, so it's good to report that those details seem worth turning out for: this manages to look funny and exciting and beautiful, even if the trailer is a bit over-reliant on shots of Carrey's Scrooge being flung around and going "Aaaaaaaaghhh!" a lot.

There are snippets of choice dialogue (we liked "I'd rather not"), glimpses of all the ghosts, and a lot of brief but often stunning shots of the major locations. Scrooge occasionally looks like Albert Steptoe, but the final frames of him blowing a snowflake off his nose are gorgeous, even if he is damn ugly.

A Christmas Carol will premiere in London at the beginning of November, with all ticket proceeds for the event going to the Great Ormond Street Hospital.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

McAvoy Joins Redford's Conspiracy
With Robin Wright Penn
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: RE:
Whoa there. DickensD?!?! Wait to break it to me gently there Boris. JEDI BOBSTER More

Posted by JediBobster at 21:32 on 15 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
At last! More

Posted by Timmy_Brisby_05 at 20:06 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
looking forward to it, a great story to begin with and it looks like a lot of effort has gone into ensuring the story is well told but I have to agree with previous posts, the SFX look inconsistent, top range in some scenes and ropey as hell in others. More

Posted by JIm R at 16:41 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

Looks great. Seems they've finally managed to put discernible emotion into the eyes of the characters. I'm more excited by this than by Avatar really. Yet the question remains - why not do it all live action instead? More

Posted by granny at 13:17 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

i thought that looked wonderful. very different but still true to the story. i am looking forward to this. More

Posted by vivlitherland at 12:21 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

No to the snow flake
that snow flake thing at the begining, whats that all about? Is Zemeckis parodying his own films? I went straight back to Gump. and the mo cap doesn't quite seem smooth enough :-(( More

Posted by vdjfrancis at 09:39 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
I just can't get on with this mocap stuff. When will Zemeckis stop mucking about in front of a PC and get on with making proper movies? It's little more than a sad reminder when the trailer opens with "From the director of Back To The Future" (officially one of the 15 completely perfect films ever made). Please come back to us, Bob. The world needs you! More

Posted by David Somerset at 08:42 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

Well.....though some of it looks great, other bits look rather shoddy. The characters don't seem to have much weight, Jim Carrey's accent is a little odd, and there seem to be a few gimicky 3D moments. So I'll only see this if I'm told it's awesome by numerous reviews. More

Posted by crazymoviesdude at 07:58 on 14 September 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)