Christmas With the Kranks Reviews
Some of the humor is nice. They have good set ups for slapstick humor and sometimes have a good outcome. Like the racing to ham scene. Even though the old lady wasn't really expressed enough and didn't have that much dialogue, it was still funny. But the thing i liked the most about this movie is Marty. We didn't know that much about him, so didn't the characters, but he is awesome. He was nice, he knew Spanish, he's pretty much Santa Claus...even though we found out that he actually is Santa and we were really confused about that, but other than that he's still awesome.
One of the problems with this movie is the other neighbors, they are flipping stubborn and insane. When they heard that the Kranks are going to skip Christmas, they look like that they are going to war against them. They are relentless trying to stop the Kranks from skipping Christmas. Another problem is Dan Aykroyd. His performances look crazy, it most likely looks like he's in horror movie instead of a comedy. But the one big problem with this movie is the idea of skipping Christmas because they would still be celebrating Christmas. What i mean is, in the movie, the parents said that they would skip Christmas to go on a cruise. But that is basically celebrating Christmas, because they are going on vacation together. That is the biggest thing wrong with this movie.
Anyways, this movie is enjoyable to watch. Even though the acting is ridiculous, and the writing doesn't add up, it's still a guilty pleasure that i watch every year.
* The message of the film being about community coming together initially comes across as mob rule.
* For what is described as a comedy, its not funny at all. I dont think I laughed once.