Did I like the movie ... yes! Was it an appropriate Christmas movie ... absolutely not!
There was nothing festive about this movie. In fact, the level of violence was incredible for those generations that are going to watch this and come away thinking that Santa is a badass. Mel Gibson and Walton Goggins were fantastic. The movie itself was highly entertaining I just have trouble with how Hollywood is distorting tradition.
It starts off quiet slow and gives hints of the upcoming plot, eventually turns into a fun movie. Very twisted take on christmas narratives, its fun to wathc if you can stand the pacing.
Watched it a few weeks ago. Didn't think it was that good. Hopefully Mel might make a better film next time. Lol. Watch for thy self
I had mixed feelings about this movie. I will say however it is one of Mel Gibson's better performances of late. I know the past years he made some bad ones... than I remember how great he was in Braveheart, and how much fun the Lethal Weapon series was. I do not think this is a good movie for kids under (maybe 12?) also the kid in the movie was too old IMO to even still believe in Santa...
Not bad...def not for kids..downvoted for the continued pushing of that woke narrative.
@redhitchy What Woke Narrative? are you on drugs or just mentally handicap?
@vintage Neither...are you a retard? sorry challanged special person..no matter how hard Hollyweird thinks it's OK to shoehorn it's woke agenda, then it will be continued to be called out for what it is!!.
@redhitchy You're brainwashed to say something is woke. Meanwhile not even being able to intelligently answer my question about what woke narrative.
@vintage You obviously see the world with PC, rose tinted visors on..if you can't see it, then i'm afraid it's not me that's been brain-washed & I really do pity you. :D
@redhitchy You are a loser kid
@vintage LOL Idiot..i'm probably older than you!!! :D
This was so f**king good original funny at times charming at times it has it all action drama comedy you name it.
I will be watching this again
Definitely not your typical Santa or Christmas movie. Unfortunately it's more a reflection of the times and how things have gone so far outta wack and how a skewed society's values have become. How people have become lethargic in how the deal with things, like order, discipline and accountability. And also the consequences of those choices.
This movie was well done. Mel Gibson at is best, showing his tremendous acting skills and wealth of experience that lends the reality and truth and essence of this movie. He has a good supporting actress in Marianne Jean-Baptiste and actor Walton Goggins. The Veteran actors here really sold this movie. Plot is well thought out and executed. Story flowed and made believable by all the actors. The movie was one that is very unique in it's story line and kept your attention riveted to the screen and on the edge of your seat in suspense, especially at the end.
That was fun. There's not a single bad thing I can say about this movie. Gibson is perfect for the role, btw.
wow what a good recommendation thank you @galavion. Ol melly gibsons is Santa claus. I love it die hard meets xmas. He is a bad ass for sure. He will come for you when your sleeping and rip you right from your bed. There is more action in this than your average Santa movie. Its as much about presents as it is preserving Christmas. Great movie i love it worth a watch good watching!
Santa getting proactive lol. Good original, feel a lil bit rushed at the end though. But all in all a very good watch.
Only watched it coz of Mel, storyline meh . I was expecting more from this movie.
I Adore Mel Gibson and have since The Road Warrior with his sexy Aussie Accent way back in '79 or was it '78, no '79 I believe.. lol
He's only become a Better actor through the yrs right up there with Clint Eastwood and Jeez he's aging like us all. Great show but really liked the last 1/2 hr best and the ending, what a horrible kid and evil man.
This was surprisingly good!! You've never seen Santa like this before, popping off shots. Mel Gibson was perfect for this hopefully he's getting his career back on track. I love Walter Goggins when he plays this type of character he always brings his own style of humor into it. If you're looking for a Christmas movie for adults then this is it. I will def watch again when HD is out.
@galavion SOLD!! I'll watch it! I am soooo desperate to watch something good. I'm pretty sure I've seen everything by now and I've started rewatching movies that I think just did not suck. They don't even have to be good just not total crap. Covid sucks. It's like when you're broke and you know there's nothing in the fridge but you keep going to look anyway and each time you do, you lower your standards just a little bit more. Well, for me, today would be the day to try those pickles that have been in that jar that's been sitting in there for the last 3 years. My God, I'm so tired of sitting at home.
@PaddyWhack I hear ya I've been rewatching a lot of old movies too I think you will like this if you've been watching some of the garbage that's been coming out this will be like breathing fresh air lol and you're right Covid totally sucks it's so many movies I wanted to see that got delayed because of Covid
@galavion So I watched it last night and it was really good. I don't want to ruin it for anyone so all I'll say is that it is unique. I'd really like to see a prequel to this just because I want more of Santa's back story in this universe. It seems like it would be very interesting.
Haha Santa's a bad ass. Not your typical Christmas movie but I enjoyed it.
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