REVIEW: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

As the holidays approach, it’s no surprise in the uptick of family friendly films. Check out our review of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms here. While we’re not sure as to why another Grinch film has been made, we do think that children will especially enjoy this one.

Dr Seuss’ The Grinch comes from Illumination – the team behind the Despicable Me franchise – which is clear from the adorable animation style. Perhaps this decision was to appeal to a younger audience than the live-action version starring Jim Carrey. Regardless, the art work is beautiful and fun to watch – especially in RealD 3D.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices our titular character with a playful ease and only sometimes reminds audiences that he’s also the terrible American accent of Dr. Strange. Kenan Thompson steals some scenes as he voices another character in the film. After the initial introduction to his character, you forget it’s an animation and start to see Kenan himself goofing around the screen.

Although an unnecessary remake of an already overdone Holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a great film for little ones who love the holidays.

The Grinch hits theaters Friday.

— Yael Tygiel