To me A Christmas Carol has been overplayed so much, it's starting to rival It's A Wonderful Life.
Are you saying you don't like A Christmas Carol or It's a Wonderful Life?!? To me, they're two of the best Christmas stories, mainly for the messages that they both bring. IMHO, I think it's pretty cool that Christmas Carol can be re-interpreted and re-told in so many different ways but still be able to maintain that theme of self-redemption. Whether it involves Scrooge is falling/flying through the air in a time-travel story or a musical with Kermit as Bob Cratchit or a Bill Murray comedy, it just doesn't get old. At least, not to me anyway
Throw me into the "not that impressed by what I have seen" camp. I agree with you CB. When I first saw the trailer with Toy Story, it just looked silly to have Scrooge thrown in the sky, in silhouette like ET, screaming "Bah Humbug" in slow motion.
Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but it's the Japanese trailer. It really focuses on the story (that we all remember) and is a bit more serious than the other trailers that we've seen so far. Shows a lot of new scenes as well. I think between this trailer and the US one, the movie seems to strike a balance between the more serious, emotional side of the story and the light-hearted, kind of slapstick-y type humor.