Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a downloadable 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Universal Pictures and Illumination. The film is based on the 1957 novel named How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by the American children’s author Dr. Seuss.
How to Stream or Download Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
The movie can be streamed or it can be downloaded from iTunes. Several languages with audio and subtitles are available. Check if your favorite ones (perhaps Tamil, Portuguese or Hindi) are there. To start streaming or downloading, hit the link below the review.
If you’re looking for more movies that happen during Christmas be also sure To stream or to download and check out The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The Film Review
The Grinch is the third screen adaptation of the novel and is directed by Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney. The previous film was How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).
It also features a talented cast consisting of Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury. The Grinch begins by introducing its viewers to creatures called Whos that live in the city of Whoville.
Amongst all the Whos, one particular individual called The Grinch lives in a cave outside of Whoville and despises all the folks in the city. He plans to take revenge on the people by stealing all their Christmas gifts on Christmas eve.
Meanwhile, a 6-year old girl named Cindy Lou designs a trap for Santa Claus to talk to him and ask him for a wish that can help her mother encounter her workload. The Grinch dresses up as Santa and begins to steal everyone’s presents before falling into Cindy’s trap.
Cindy then explains about her wish which softens the Grinch’s heart, however, not enough to make him quit his evil intentions. The Grinch eventually continues and manages to steal everyone’s gifts in Whoville and takes them into his hill. The Whos wake up shocked to see their gifts stolen, however, after listening to Cindy’s mother about how her kids are the ultimate gift for her, they join them in singing the Christmas song, cheering along the way.
This makes the Grinch wonder why everyone is still happy despite not having presents. Unwillingly, he joins the other Whos and begins to sing together before apologizing and accepting Cindy’s invite to have dinner with her family.
At the dinner table, the Grinch confesses that it was not Christmas, but his own loneliness that made him want to ruin the event. The film ends with the Grinch offering a toast to love and kindness.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch: the Movie Production
Apart from the renowned storyline, the film makes excellent use of modern technology to come up with a very detailed design of all the characters. Fans have particularly praised the film for its efficient graphics. The visual effects provide its viewers with a cozy atmosphere, giving them a chance to enjoy this film with the family.
The Movie Soundtrack
The official soundtrack of the film was composed by Danny Elfman. Apart from that, Tyler, the Creator also wrote a new song for the film called I Am the Grinch. The soundtrack was released on 9th November 2018 by Columbia Records.
The Bottom Line
Overall, The Grinch has received mixed reviews from its fans, praising the quality of graphics whereas criticizing the filmmakers for not adding anything new to the story. So far, the film has managed to gross over $220 million on the box office. Regardless of all the factors, The Grinch is one of those special films that provides its viewers with the typical Christmas vibes, making it an evergreen film to watch.