So for anyone who might be confused, this movie is a remake of the original. Not a prequel or anything.
Going into it with a fresh set of eyes and not comparing it to any of the other remakes, or the book, is best. Just watch it for what it is. The movie adds in some new content, letting the Grinch actually find a reindeer and attempt to use him for the sleigh. Max is basically a servant now, and the Grinch is an inventor on a higher level than seen before.
The town and little girl get bigger roles. I enjoyed her role and thought it was creative to have her catch Santa, who turns out to be the Grinch. It’s a much funnier way for them to meet than her just waking up.
The jokes are good and entertaining. The target audience is obviously kids, and I think it works. It’s a new classic to update the old one and hopefully get a new generation interested in Dr Seuess books.
If you have kids, def take them to see it.