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The internet is split over the new 'The Grinch' trailer

Nick Schager
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Yahoo Movies
The internet is split over the new 'The Grinch' trailer

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! has already made the leap from the page to the screen, first with 1966’s famous cartoon adaptation, and then again with the Ron Howard-directed 2000 film starring Jim Carrey as the green-skinned Yuletide curmudgeon. Nonetheless, that doesn’t seem to have been enough for the powers that be in Hollywood, as moviegoers will soon be getting yet another movie based on Seuss’s 1957 classic when the all-CGI The Grinch arrives in theaters this November. And its debut trailer has already elicited some strong — and, at times, downright Grinch-y — online reactions.

Produced by Illumination Entertainment, which previously produced Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, The Grinch will tell a familiar tale of Christmastime villainy and changes of heart, albeit one whose story will naturally be expanded to fill out an entire feature. With Benedict Cumberbatch taking on vocal duties as the title character, directors Peter Candeland and Yarrow Cheney’s film should be a contender for winter box-office glory — although so far, many are calling it an unwise, and unwanted, venture:







That said, more than a few are taking this teaser as a heartening sign that the forthcoming release may upend expectations — and possibly live up to its illustrious source material:




And then there are those who can’t imagine it ever matching the 2000 Carrey film, which, it must be said, is a greater insult than these folks probably intend it to be:



What say you, readers?

The Grinch storms theaters on Nov. 9.

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