Falling on the heels of 'The Road,' here is a similarly themed vision of a post-apocalyptic dystopia where cannibals and criminals make up what's left of the human species. Survivalist extraordinaire Eli (Denzel Washington) is a loner badass with a Bible, and if that isn't good enough for an audience to empathize with, then the exit doors are located at the front and rear of the cinema. Grade: C.
Robert Zemeckis' remake of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' follows on the heels of 'The Polar Express' and 'Beowulf' and strives to bring real human three-dimensional aspects to the characters, ideally to move us beyond video game-styled computer generated images. But Zemeckis and his crew have struggled to fully render soulful eyes complete with an intangible sense of movement behind the reflective surfaces. Grade: C-plus.