Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Director: Brian Levant

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad, Martin Mull, James Belushi, Harvey Korman

Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man.

This is a Family Christmas movie and nothing more, but it is more for kids than adults in my opinion. It shows how crazy adults are for their kids at Christmas. They more worried about buying a gifts for their child than being nice and pleasant to other adults. See kids, this is how adults act while trying to buy you a gift that you cannot live without. Parents make promises about a gift that they have not got yet, but they will stomp on an old lady's hand to get that gift. This is the sad reality of how it is at retail before Christmas.

This movie is mainly made up of slap stick falls and accidents. It is really for kids to watch at Christmas. I know that there are some adults that will like this as well. I was for one that did not. Let me tell you why. Arnold Schwarzenegger is as a normal person working for a company. I don't think so. He is not half way good enough to make you buy it. They could have gotten so many other people to play that part. Almost anyone would have been better. The rest of the cast was fine, but I am not also a fan of Sinbad. He acts almost the same in every movie he is in.

This is not a Christmas movie that I want to watch again. It was not even worth the first time watching. There are so many better movies out there to watch and for kids to watch. Skip this one, if you have not already. I watch it, so you don't have to.

Jingle All the Way (1996) Trailer

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