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Review – A Christmas Carol

November 9, 2009 Leave a comment

First of all I would have to say that this is one of the most graphic Disney films I have ever seen. Scenes of ghosts jumping out of the screen and large bangs would definatly make a little kid freak out and possible cry. If i were the one to give this an MPAA rating I would have to rate it PG-13 for scary sequences. But overall the movie had a very good plot and moral.

Robert Zemeckis did a fantastic job directing this movie. Alot of animated movies these days have very smooth still shots becuase it is all done in a computer but this movie actually felt as if it were on a camera boom or on the shoulder of a camera guy. It was not shaky but very well put. One of the things that I noticed about the directing was that the camera was hardly ever in just one spot, or as I like to say a “Tripod Shot”. The camera was constantly moving around and that made it very exciting to watch because you feel like you are really there.

Speaking of feeling in the film, the special effects were fantastic. The animators did an amazing job especially with the movements and facial expressions of the human charaters. Their eyes and mouths moved so similar to real life that I had to look extra hard to make sure it was still an animated character and not an actual person.

Overall I would give this movie a “B+” rating.

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