Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
World’s First Look At New Dawn Of The Planet Of Apes Footage
Andy Serkis Caesars the moment
First Clip From Star Wars Rebels
TIE Fighter take down
Max Greenfield Says Hello My Name Is Doris
New Girl star in new comedy
Teaser For Orange Is The New Black Season 2
Piper goes for the throat
Captain America Remains In Command At US Box Office
Rio 2 still second but Transcendence disappoints
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
27 February 2014
Bob Gale Talks Back To The Future Musical
Exclusive: Huey Lewis And The News news
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month 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  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)