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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Seasonal TV Viewing - The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol is for my money one of the best adaptations of the Dicken's classic every made by the movie industry, granted I am talking about pure entertainment and appeal to the whole family but for me it's only threatened by a certain Bill Murray movie for great viewing.
So we get Michael Caine playing Ebenezer Scrooge opposite an almost all muppet cast and the sheer scale of the puppetry in this movie is just so impressive, throw in some mild special effects and lots of musical numbers and the never ending humour you are onto a christmas winner.

I don't think I need to go into the story but it's faithful if a little more twisted but that's one of the beauties of the original source material, the intent remains but the setting and delivery can vary dramatically without taking away the heart of the story.
Rizzo and Gonzo are just a delight as the narrators.


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