For those of you who have had a chance to see Robert Zemeckis‘ latest motion-capture film A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey as Scrooge, Jim Carrey as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Jim Carrey as the Ghost of Christmas Present, and Jim Carrey as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, what did you think about the choice to use the same actor four times over? Of course there are a few moments with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright (no longer Penn) mixed in, but really the star of the show is JIM CAREY.
He’s shown us time and time again that he is one of the best and most popular physical comedians out there who has shape-shifted many times over. But did it work for you? Vote below…
In my opinion, it worked. Although I am normally against an actor playing multiple roles in a film because it begins to get cheesy, for this film it added to it. It’s easy to see how all the ghosts are in fact parts of Scrooge himself and how if he did have some sort of vision he would like place himself in each of them. Also, Jim Carrey is a great man for the job. He does not do the same part four times over, but reinvents each character so that you don’t see the same person reappearing on screen but four amazing characters.