Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts on – The Grinch

Why do so many people find this a Christmas classic? Doug and Rob try to figure it out as they discuss what they really though of The Grinch.

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9 comments

  1. The Grinch made by the people who did The Lorax? Great. We’ll get to learn (Shop Target) about the (Eat at IHOP) miracle of Christmas ( Drive a Mazda) which doesn’t require things (Amazon supports this message, too).

    • The Real Silverstar

      The Grinch actually predated The Lorax by 12 years (The Grinch came out in 2000, The Lorax came out in 2012), but you’re spot-on about how much of a naked cash-grab that movie was.

      • I was referring to the upcoming animated Grinch, which one of the guys said was being done by the same people who did the 2012 Lorax. That’s why I used future tense.

  2. I’ve never seen the live action movie and I only saw the animated version once. I’m not into any version of the Grinch. Yeah, sadly, I read Cat in the Hat book and grew up with the live action Cat in the Hat movie. By the way, I heard that Benedict Cumberbatch will be the new animated Grinch. Although, what I’m more interested in is those Steven Universe V-logs. 😉

  3. So Howard’s idea was that, since he knew he couldn’t replicate the Chuck Jones’ classic, that he would just do something entirely different? THEN WHY DO A GRINCH MOVIE AT ALL? It’d be like someone saying, “I should do a Star Trek movie, but make the characters completely different.” Oh, wait… Or maybe, “I should do a movie about Superman and Batman, but have Superman dark and broody and Batman kill people.” Um…

  4. This movie’s alright I suppose, It definitely does not need to exist. Jim Carrey’s performance and his amazing costume make the film. I appreciated all the practical sets they built, and umm, the fact the grinch looks like a 45 year old man when he’s in elementary school always gets a laugh from me.

  5. thatchickwithlonghair

    “It’s an ugly ugly movie”.

    Ugh, it is. I just can’t get through it. lol

  6. I blame Jim Carrey.

    I guarantee some of that cringe-worthy dialogue, such as the Grinch using dated 90’s catch phrases like “You go, girl” had to be improvised. If Jim Carrey weren’t a huge box office draw at the time this movie might have bombed and Hollywood might have slowed down the trend of digging up and violating old franchises.

  7. GreenGoblinsOckVenom86

    I actually really like Jim Carrey’s Grinch. It’s really funny. . I guess not everyone has the same sense of humor. I also thought it was neat that they gave the Grinch a backstory. But to each their own. I did grow up watching the Boris Karloff cartoon.

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