Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Krampus, Sea

Two movies (actually four, but two were repeats with Dementia along) and not much else.

"Krampus" suffers from confusion as to its sub-genre. The horror fails to be even a little scary, and the comedy fails to be even a little funny. The only redeeming moment in the film is a rendition of "The Carol of the Bells" rewritten to tell the legend to Krampus. THAT is my kind of Christmas music.

"In the Heart of the Sea" is a small movie story with a big movie budget. It tells a fascinating story, IF you are interested in maritime history and whaling. Otherwise, the story is just bleak and depressing. There is one truly golden moment, though; there is a point, late in the film, when Michelle Fairley's character reveals she has heard more than she should have that says a great deal about love and loyalty.

And then we have the following bit of surreality: I came across this on a POLITICAL web site this morning, from which we may reasonably conclude that the writer went to college after 1985, that he took a film course, and that he drank the local Kool-Aid by the gallon: "The Rebel Alliance was meant as a (sympathetic) metaphor for the Viet Cong in particular..."

Uncle Hyena
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