So, my girlfriend and I just got done watching How the Grinch Stole Christmas and I had a startling realization. The Whoville-ians are cultists who cast a spell that forces the Grinch to give back the presents. Let me present my case.
- At the beginning of the movie, the Whoville-ians are playing all sorts of instruments, clearly taking part in some sort of ritual.
- The Grinch isn’t very quiet when he’s stealing everything. Only a child bothers to check on him (Cindy Lou Who). The others? Despite the noise that he clearly makes, they just let him steal everything. Because they know they’ll have it back soon enough.
- When Christmas morning arrives and the Whoville-ians start singing, a fucking giant ball of light rises out of their circle. Seriously, that’s some DBZ Spirit Bomb level shit there.
- Upon seeing the Spirit Bomb and hearing the singing, the Grinch’s eyes change color. Then, once he receives the Whoville-ians command to bring back the gifts, he is somehow imbued with superhuman strength! If that isn’t evidence of crazy cultist magic, I don’t know what is.
- When the Grinch drives the sleigh down the hill to return the gifts, the Whoville-ians have already made room in their circle for him. They never even turned to look. They knew he was coming.
- Furthermore, there’s a seat reserved for the Grinch at the end of their dinner table! It’s not like there were a bunch of spare seats; they clearly left just one open. And they knew who their special guest would be.
I hope I’ve convinced you. The Grinch wasn’t a villain-turned-hero. He was a hero-turned-victim.