The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

logo Director: Brian Henson

Writer: Jerry Juhl (Screenplay) Charles Dickens (Novel)

Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz,

 

Plot: It is Christmas night and Scrooge (Caine) who hates Christmas and everything about it; he gets a visit over night from three ghosts. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come, these three ghosts show Scrooge how to get into the Christmas spirit before he ends up alone and hated by everyone else around him destiny to spend his time in hell with his former business partners Marley & Marley.

 

Verdict: A delightful Christmas carol tale

Story: This is a classic tale that seems to be made into a production every year. This is one of the best if not the best telling of the story; mixing the classic tale with catchy tunes the Muppets are well known for. The overall message of the story still stands true which is important to everything being told. (10/10)

 

Actor Review: Michael Caine – Scrooge goes on a journey to learn where he has gone wrong and change his ways before it is too late. Caine shines in this role showing a full range of all his emotions. Star Performance Award (10/10)

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Character Review: Charles Dickens – Gonzo plays Dickens who tells the story along with Rizzo in a true but light hearted way to fill in the gaps not told by the characters themselves. (9/10

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Character Review: Bob Cratchit – Kermit plays the struggling family man and employee of Scrooge, he is one of the only people to try and question Scrooge and will always be remembered in the story. (9/10)

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Director Review: Brian Henson – Son of Jim Henson who shows the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, giving us a great Muppet tale perhaps the best to date. (9/10)

 

Comedy: Light comedy throughout trying to make light of the serious situation without taking anything away from the story. (9/10)

Family: Great family film that will be enjoyed by all. (10/10)

Believability: The Scrooge character could be real but the rest is all fictional. (2/10)

Chances of Tears: It could have a far few people will a tear or two in their eyes. (6/10)

Settings: Created a great Muppet like setting of old town London, which makes the film feel more authentic. (9/10)

 

Suggestion: I would be suggesting this to everyone as it is a great Christmas story filled with everything from laughs to tears. By the end of the story everyone will be in the Christmas spirit which is important for this time of year. (Watch)

 

Best Part: The Christmas message.

Funniest Scene: It is hard to pick just one as Gonzo and Rizzo are funny throughout.

Favourite Quote: Rizzo ‘Mother always taught me. Never ear singing food’

Trivia: Michael Caine considers this one of his most memorable roles

Oscar Chances: No

Chances of Sequel: The Christmas Carol side will never need a sequel but the Muppets have been back

Similar Too: Muppets Wizard Of Oz

 

Overall: Brilliant Christmas Film

 

Rating 95

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