It is reasonable to claim that Violent Night is the best example of an anti-Hallmark Christmas movie. It is recommended that everyone who has developed a sensitivity to the cheery and sweet tone that prevails in the vast majority of Christmas films give it a shot at least once. The film manages to be both gruesome and amusing at the same time, and it successfully expresses the idea that, for certain individuals, the best gift that could be found beneath the tree during the Christmas season would be a good old-fashioned ass-kicking. There is no way that anyone could disagree with it. This action comedy joins the ranks of other films with a unique perspective on the winter holiday season, like Die Hard, Krampus, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and a few more. If you’re worn out from watching George Bailey realise how great his life is, then this show’s 112 minutes of hilarious mayhem is precisely what the doctor prescribed for you to get your energy back.
David Harbour’s portrayal of Santa Claus, who is fed up with everything that goes along with the Christmas season, says that the real Santa Claus is as well. Shortly before he was sworn into office, he would make guest appearances in local pubs, where he would drink beer and schnapps to the point of drunkenness and announce his one and only goal that the night of gift-giving will finish tonight. This would occur shortly before he was sworn into office. After that, he would go from the taverns. Santa Claus, who is now roughly one-half of the way to his destination, readies himself to slide down the chimneys that remain, arrange the presents in such a manner that they are more or less safe, and eat the cookies that have been carefully prepared for him. Santa Claus is now approximately one-half of the way to his destination.
Even though some of the more extreme acts of violence might seem to go against the mood of the movie as a whole, Violent Night has a mostly comedic tone. [Case in point:] When it comes to blood and viscera, Wirkola spares no expense. However, there are other situations in which this content appears to be of a sort that is too cruel to inspire laughter from the audience. The information about Home Alone in particular is very funny, but there are other times when this information is also very funny. The action scenes are neither exciting nor interesting, which is a common problem in movies that mix comedy and action. In this picture, however, the comic and action parts work well together. As an illustration, watching the pursuit on snowmobiles is a total waste of time. In addition, the relationship between Santa and Trudy gets a lot of attention and focus throughout the movie. They have a walkie-talkie, and Trudy communicates important details about the bad guys to Santa in the same way as Al did to John McClane, played by Bruce Willis. In the original movie, Al was played by Reginald VelJohnson, while John McClane was played by Bruce Willis. On the other hand, I find that their meaningful conversations tend to sound a little too sweet after a while. Who needs feelings when you’ve got a movie about Santa Claus taking out his wrath on his foes in the spirit of the holiday season?
If seeing the trailer made you think of Die Hard, then you should know that watching the movie will provide you with a significant increase in those feelings. In point of fact, there is even a passing allusion to that timeless classic, which is made when Santa is shown merrily doling out some seasonal spankings at one point in the film. As he makes his way through the rooms and grounds of the estate, he engages the goons in combat using a variety of unique and inventive weaponry, as well as a well staged fight. This is done frequently as a cheery Christmas tune plays in the background, which is a nice addition. Violent Night not only has a powerful atmosphere that is evocative of Die Hard, but it also contains parts that are reminiscent of John Wick and, most importantly, Home Alone. Die Hard is one of the films that Violent Night most strongly evokes. After seeing the movie “Home Alone” the night before, Trudy has the bright idea to provide a helping hand to Santa Claus by recreating some of the complex booby traps that Kevin McAllister is known for. She does this by copying Kevin’s elaborate booby traps. The main distinction is that the traps in this movie are substantially more dangerous, significantly bloodier, and a lot more fun to see unfold on screen.
After viewing the film, I am able to assert with an even stronger level of confidence that Violent Night is a Christmas movie. It doesn’t matter whether Santa Claus is covered in blood and wielding a sledgehammer; what matters is that you believe in him, get into the holiday spirit, and give your best effort to determine who has been good and who has been bad this year.
When it comes to over-the-top films about the holidays, Violent Night has a good chance of becoming a custom in some people’s homes on an annual basis.
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