New ‘Christmas Carol’ Trailer is Old


As of this evening, I’ve officially gone insane because upon seeing this “totally new,” “exclusive,” “extra bacon” trailer for A Christmas Carol, I could swear that I’ve seen it before. Shot for shot. Scene for scene. I remember wondering “Why would they mention he directed Back to the Future?” a few weeks ago. I also remember digging the Ghost of Christmas Past whose head is a candle flame and how most of what’s shown looks exactly like every other adaptation of the novel except all CGI and more wrinkly.

Lose your mind along with me, dear reader:

Seriously. Is it really a selling point that he directed Back to the Future? I realize that the gut instinct is to say, “Yes,” because it’s a beloved film that will endure the test of time or something like that. However, does reaching back two decades ago to find a solid, memorable film really the image you want to invoke for your film. Plus, it’s not like a science fiction film about a wiry-haired scientist and his teenage companion crossing the space-time continuum really has anything to do with this movie. It’s like tacitly saying:

If you loved Alien, you’ll love Matchstick Men!

But anyway, what the heck did you think? Keep in mind that not liking this movie means you hate Christmas.

Source: Yahoo! Movies!!

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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