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

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

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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.


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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

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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

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