Blackadder's Christmas Carol Reviews
A Christmas Carol is a story that you arguably would have heard many times before, so the fact that Blackadder's Christmas Carol completely Re-tells the story in a different story direction is refreshing. It reminds us that the good people in the world are taken advantage of and so it's important to be grouchy once in a while. I mean, mistreating the poor has never been as funny as it was in Blackadder's Christmas Carol since the way it's easy to sympathise with the titular character makes it all a darkly comedic tale which, although inconsistent in comedy especially until the second half, is fairly funny.
Thanks to the performances of Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson in their iconic roles of Blackadder and Baldrick respectively, the humour is carried well to the end by the strength of these actors and their dedication to their characters, as well as the efforts of newcomers Jim Broadbent and Robbie Coltrane.
Really, although it's not as funny as it perhaps should be and is inconsistent in humour, Blackadder's Christmas Carol is an entertaining TV special which has plenty of Christmas and Blackadder spirit.
I liked it but felt I might like it more if I were more familiar with the "Black Adder" TV series.
If you haven't heard of Blackadder, I heavily suggest watching this as well as the episodes of the show.
If you know Rowan only for Mr Bean then you are missing out, watch this and be amazed.