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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The full official trailer for The Grinch, from Illumination Entertainment, has finally hit, and you can check it out above.

While I do think the Dr. Seuss stories are a great fit for the medium of CG animation, I can’t say I’m too thrilled with what I’m seeing too far. While it’s very possible the story could still be great, this trailer really only played itself off as a series of one-off jokes, with very little actually connecting it. Sure, we saw a bit of a flashback with the Grinch and his childhood, but there was very little connecting tissue.

That being said, I am optimistic, because it’s the directorial debut of Kevin Smith’s former producer and Smodcast co-host Scott Mosier. Given how long it’s taken him to step into the director’s chair, I’d like to see him succeed, but we’ll have to wait and see on that front.

Below is the official synopsis for The Grinch:

“Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.

Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all?”

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SOURCE: Illumination

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.