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:
Links provided by Zergnet, which sounds like a villain but is really quite helpful.
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.