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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

2015 Seasonal TV Viewing - Scrooged


There have been many adaptations of the classic Dickens novel and to be honest those that stay within the traditional setting leave me a little dry so when I first watched Scrooged many moons ago it was because of Bill Murray. Since then I have watched the movie more times than I care to think about but no shame in the reasoning, it's an excellent reworking of the tale in a more modern era (well modern as in when it was made) and combines all the important aspects of the original with some very good comedic elements both through visual gags and some excellent writing and performances.

Again as with The Muppet Christmas Carol I am not going to bother recounting the story but lets say the massaging of some of the characters and additions makes this a strong contender for the best of the movie adaptations of a Christmas Carol.
Robert Mitchum was great in his small role and Karen Allen as always a delight and it's hard to fault any of the actors and I particular liked the score for the movie. It was also rewarding to have a movie that made full use of the talents of Bobcat Goldthwait without going over the top, his hunting rabbit line was inspired and a sign of the times, Lee Majors in a fun cameo :)


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