History Film / HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas

21st Dec '16 7:00:57 PM akaun6899
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The first LiveActionAdaptation of one of Seuss's works, the film finds Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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The first LiveActionAdaptation film adaptation, as well as the first LiveActionAdaptation, of one of Seuss's works, the film finds Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.


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An animated film adaptation by Creator/IlluminationEntertainment is set for release in November 2018.
7th Dec '16 5:04:52 AM AlienPatch
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the Grinch is not above destroying anything Christmas related, he avoids running women pushing children on the stroller even if the end result ends with his (stolen) car exploding. He'll cause a little chaos and mayhem, but he avoids people getting hurt. ** In addition, just after his massive rampage on Whoville, he crashes the car he stole, notices it's going to explode, and yells out that it is going to do so. Granted, there wasn't any Who's around, but he still yelled it out, just in case they were. So the Grinch, Pre HeelFaceTurn, is not above causing massive mayhem and destruction, but he doesn't want to see them killed.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the Grinch is not above destroying anything Christmas related, he avoids running women pushing children on the stroller even if the end result ends with his (stolen) car exploding. He'll cause a little chaos and mayhem, but he avoids people getting hurt. ** In addition, just after his massive rampage on Whoville, he crashes the car he stole, notices it's going to explode, and yells out that it is going to do so. Granted, there wasn't any Who's around, but he still yelled it out, just in case they were. So the Grinch, Pre HeelFaceTurn, is not above causing massive mayhem and destruction, but he doesn't want to see them killed.killed or hurt.
7th Dec '16 5:02:06 AM AlienPatch
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* BrokenAesop: The backstory presented in the film makes it clear that the Grinch's hatred of the Whos' way of celebrating Christmas is perfectly justified, yet the end is still presented as him needing to learn a lesson.

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* BrokenAesop: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] The backstory presented in the film makes it clear that the Grinch's hatred of the Whos' way of celebrating Christmas is perfectly justified, yet the end is still presented as him needing to learn a lesson.lesson. On the other hand, as it was exposed in the bit of him disguised as Santa Claus with Cindy Lou, the Grinch believed in Christmas being about presents (and VENGEANCE!!!) because he learned that from the Whos. Thus, both the Grinch AND the Whos needed to learn a lesson about what Christmas' true meaning was; and it is ultimately Cindy Lou and her father who make sure that happened, first to Whovile and then to the Grinch.



* EasilyForgiven: While more cynical towards the Grinch in this interpretation, you have to give credit that the Whos are willing to give him a chance twice over after completely destroying the festivities:

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* EasilyForgiven: While more cynical towards the Grinch in this interpretation, you have to give credit that the Whos are willing to give him a chance twice over after completely destroying the festivities:festivities ([[DownplayedTrope then again]], he did brought the stuff he stole back):



* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the Grinch is not above destroying anything Christmas related, he avoids running women pushing children on the stroller even if the end result ends with his (stolen) car exploding. He'll cause a little chaos and mayhem, but he avoids people getting hurt. After Max gets the Grinch's attention that Cindy's in real danger from the machinery, he reluctantly saves her.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: While the Grinch is not above destroying anything Christmas related, he avoids running women pushing children on the stroller even if the end result ends with his (stolen) car exploding. He'll cause a little chaos and mayhem, but he avoids people getting hurt. After Max gets ** In addition, just after his massive rampage on Whoville, he crashes the Grinch's attention car he stole, notices it's going to explode, and yells out that Cindy's it is going to do so. Granted, there wasn't any Who's around, but he still yelled it out, just in real danger case they were. So the Grinch, Pre HeelFaceTurn, is not above causing massive mayhem and destruction, but he doesn't want to see them killed.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted for a bit at the beginning.]] Only sfter Max pushes the Grinch into saving Cindy
from the machinery, he reluctantly saves her.her. He didn't seem too concerned at first.



** In addition, just after his massive rampage on Whoville, he crashes the car he stole, notices it's going to explode, and yells out that it is going to do so. Granted, there wasn't any Who's around, but he still yelled it out, just in case they were. So the Grinch, Pre HeelFaceTurn, is not above causing massive mayhem and destruction, but he doesn't want to see them killed.
6th Dec '16 7:29:14 PM WileK209
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** Also, the when pranking and causing mischief around Whoville earlier in the film, the Grinch dons a brown hooded robe and a creepy grinning rubber mask to pass himself off as a Who. The mask isn't LatexPerfection quality, and his green furry hands and feet are still visible.
28th Nov '16 8:33:56 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* AdaptationalIntelligence: Cindy Lou Who was simply an innocent two-year-old girl in the book, but in the film, she's a child prodigy who knows words like "superfluous" and thoroughly read the Book of Who enough to win an argument with the Mayor about it.
24th Nov '16 6:03:55 PM Mdumas43073
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The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, it finds Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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The first live-action film based on Seuss' LiveActionAdaptation of one of Seuss's works, it the film finds Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.
24th Nov '16 6:03:02 PM Mdumas43073
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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]], directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/JimCarrey as TheGrinch.

The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, it has Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]], directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/JimCarrey as TheGrinch.

[[TheGrinch the title character]].

The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, it has finds Carrey cavorting a little more than usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.
24th Nov '16 6:02:20 PM Mdumas43073
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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]]. The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, Creator/JimCarrey cavorts a little more than usual as TheGrinch, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]]. name]], directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/JimCarrey as TheGrinch.

The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, Creator/JimCarrey cavorts it has Carrey cavorting a little more than usual as TheGrinch, usual, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.
24th Nov '16 6:00:14 PM Mdumas43073
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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]]. The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, Creator/JimCarrey cavorts a little more than usual as TheGrinch, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.

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''Creator/DrSeuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'' (or just ''The Grinch'', as it was promoted) is a 2000 Christmas film based upon [[Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas the book of the same name]]. The first live-action film based on Seuss' works, Creator/JimCarrey cavorts a little more than usual as TheGrinch, leaping around all over the place and wearing a green mask. [[Film/TheMask Again.]] While it follows the original book pretty closely, it features [[AdaptationExpansion an additional backstory]] to make the Grinch much more sympathetic. To date, it is the second highest-grossing second-highest-grossing Christmas film of all time, next to ''Film/HomeAlone''.
24th Nov '16 5:59:50 PM Mdumas43073
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