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A Christmas Carol

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An easy on the eye adaptation of the famous festive tale

A Christmas Carol review

Robert Zemeckis works some Polar Express-style mo-cap magic on Dickens’ tale of festive humbuggery.

Five years of tech developments have eased the queasy, still-born look of the director’s digi-people, with Jim Carrey’s Scrooge impressively craggy.

The world’s a treat, too, an icy Victorian London smothered in fog and warmed by fires and flickering lamplight.

What the film doesn’t have is subtlety, with clumsy dollops of spectacle injected into an otherwise faithful adap for a bit of throwaway wow.
 

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