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I feel bad for Booster. They make fun of him and hate on him the entire movie. Like what did Booster ever do to anyone.?
Seriously underrated and unfairly derided. Phil Hartman stole the show. Arnold Schwarzenegger's over-the-top performance is more humorous than cringey. Yes, you're laughing at him and not with him, but it's entertaining nonetheless.
Sorry but I don't think people understand how it was back then?Plus this movie is great and still is one of best Arnold family movie. And best part is it a father trying his best to make his son love him.
There are dumb fun movies, and then there are movies that feel uninspired. I'm still scratching my head trying to decide which one this falls within. While Jingle All the Way will never be an award winner for originality, sweeping set pieces, or even a thought-provoking story it does, however, catch in the back of your mind and scratch that most desirable seasonal itch. The story centers around Jamie (Jake Lloyd), who asks his father, Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to retrieve for him the year's hottest toy; Turbo Man. Like most films of this genre, it is hinged on the familiar worn-out tropes: the workaholic father who never spends time with his family, the neighbor who weasels himself into others' affairs, and even the frustrated comic-relief Myron Larabee not so subtly played by Sinbad, who risks it all for material validation. In the end, it's a reasonably watchable Christmas film.
I loved this movie as a kid but now upon looking back I think itâ(TM)s a tad overrated. Nothing wrong with the film per-se and I am sure itâ(TM)s a good family film that one can enjoy as a great Christmas get together. But there just isnâ(TM)t a lot of great jokes or endearing moments to recommend sitting for the entirety. Jingle All the Way has its moments, all of which are lowbrow- Howard's madcap dash after a runaway super ball is worth a chuckle or two, as is his encounter with an unfriendly reindeer. And certain aspects of the climax are legitimately hilarious. Overall, however, the film is filled with too many stale spots. The few attempts at satirizing the toy market are unfocused and not particularly daring. Sinbad, portraying a postal worker who is teetering on the edge, brings some life and energy to the production, but not enough to keep it from feeling much longer than it actually is. Arnold isâ¦well, Arnold.
OMG, Arnold christmas flick! Wonderful!
It's bad. Devastatingly bad. But it's funny bad. "Jingle All the Way" is one of those rare, guilty pleasures that any fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger should watch. It's ludicrious to the point that you wished you were partaking in the actor's suffering since it seemed so fun and silly. Why the one star rating you ask? Well, it's because of the special effects. It painfully reminds you why this movie is so bad in the first place. Just turn off your brain and enjoy the ride.
so bad its good in my opinion, Arnold and Sinbad try their best but it turns into a hilariously awful movies. looks like it was intentional so that makes me love it even more.
An extremely overlooked film, despite its idiocy, stupidity and sometimes badly executed plot, Jingle All The Way withholds an fascinating concept about mass consumerism which is extremely relatable when you look at the time period it's set in. The storyline has a surprising amount of emotional weight because the film is centered around a workaholic father who wants to make things up to his son and wife by promising to get his son the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man even though it's Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. Schwarzenegger and Sinbad are so much fun and the film is filled with many humour focused sequences. It gets way too over the top but, com'on, it's a family movie providing entertainment which should appeal to a number of different demographics, Jingle All The Way embraces the silliness that it holds.
Overall, Jingle All The Way is a movie that mustn't be taken seriously, it's aim is to be extremely ludicrous and idiotic but it is a shame it's ruined by a third act that is way too long and merely used to advertise a bunch of different toys as well as displaying a poorly executed live-action cartoon charged with laughable effects. Nonetheless, Jingle All The Way serves its purpose of being an entertaining and fairly relatable Christmas movie but it contains too much satire on materialism and an overlong third act to make it stand the test of time but any movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger will be quite enjoyable due to his energy, likeability and charismatic performances that this film is fairly irresistible despite its huge problems but it is unfairly hated upon due to its silliness, which the film happily embraces upon, but at least it contains my favourite Schwarzenegger line - "Put dat cookie down! NOW!"
Though it aims to be a satire of the commercialization or Christmas by the collusion of the media and you industries, the final productâ"decidedly a commodity in itselfâ"is so flat and middling as to hardly be more than a long commercial for a nonexistent toy (and not a very fun one at that).