Movie A Christmas Carol (2009)

Watched 20110527 (Netflix, Instant) (English subtitles, for most of the movie)
A Christmas Carol (2009) Robert Zemeckis. [botnotsn (1843) by Charles Dickens]

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Watching this movie felt like going on a ride. In fact, I'm pretty sure that was the movie's intention, because many scenes didn't add to the story's meaning.

I didn't like how the Ghost of Christmas Past looked.

I could see Jim Carrey and Colin Firth's faces in their characters, but I couldn't detect Gary Oldman's face in his.

Overall, I enjoyed parts of this film, but not enough for it to be high on my list of holiday movies worth watching. Of course, don't let this stop you from checking this one out. Kids especially might enjoy the movie's thrill ride feel.

Instant Comments:
The first spirit is creepy looking. Was the first spirit always as abstract looking?
I don't remember what I didn't like about the second spirit.
The third spirit is appropriately scary.
Lol he does it with such a straight face, "Therefore, I will raise your salary!"