“How The Grinch” Ruined The Franchise?!”

“How The Grinch” Ruined The Franchise?!”

Review: “How The Grinch” Ruined The Franchise?!”


On the November 9, 2018, the latest version of “The Grinch,” was released in theaters. “The Grinch” is based off of the 1957 story “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. This Movie is the 3rd Grinch movie that got released with only 18 years apart with 2000 Live-Action Movie “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, which really didn’t have that much of a good “impression” to the fans of “HTGSC” (How The Grinch Stole Christmas). According to most Dr. Seuss fans, they say that “recreation movies” of Dr. Seuss stories such as “Horton Hears A Who?”, “The Lorax”, and “The Cat in the Hat,” are really terrible. In other words, they’re basically saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” or in this case “Make a recreation”. However, that’s what Illumination and Universal Pictures did once again with another Dr. Seuss story victim, The Grinch.


I’ve talked to a couple of students in East Hall and ask their thoughts about “The Grinch” movie whether they watched the movie or at least watched the trailers.

From NJROTC Cadet Martin Aragon, he said “It’s looks pretty cool, but I feel like they are gonna ruin it because the old was good, they are probably gonna do something stupid with it, but besides that it looks good”.


From NJROTC Cadet Teresa Salgado, she said “I only watched the trailer. When I first saw it, I thought the director was going to make the Grinch complete different from the original movie, but they didn’t. They still kept his hatred for Christmas very noticeable and how sassy he is. I also liked how they still made the movie a musical since that’s how it originally was”.


From NJROTC Cadet Jahir Zuniga he said “I have seen the trailer and my honest opinion of it is that it looks like it’s an interesting and fun Christmas movie and I’m happy that they’ve updated it to fit better for now a days”.


The Big Question is…..Did Illumination and Universal Pictures finally make a “good” Dr. Seuss recreation? Or did it once again ruin classic Dr. Seuss fan’s childhoods. We just gotta find out while “The Grinch” is still new and fresh to Dr. Seuss fans old and new.