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Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

Old 12-19-20, 11:58 PM
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Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

The weird crap on Netflix called Jingle Jangle.

The heck did I just waste my time watching on Netflix?

some weird sci fi steampunkish fantasy Christmas movie for black people

plot story of the movie just weird
Old 12-20-20, 12:39 AM
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Re: Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

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The weird crap on Netflix called Jingle Jangle.

The heck did I just waste my time watching on Netflix?

some weird sci fi steampunkish fantasy Christmas movie for black people

plot story of the movie just weird
Whoah whoah whoah, proud boy. Stand back and stand by. This might not have been your cup, but this was a well reviewed movie. And not just designated for a specific race or audience.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jin...istmas_journey
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Re: Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

No wonder you didn't post in the Coming to America 2 thread.
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Re: Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

It was ok. Very generic and too much song and dance. I found it refreshing to see a holiday movie with a mostly cast of ethnic diversity, and especially one done in the tradition of a classic style of holiday movie.
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I was getting bored out of my mind trying to watch the rest of the movie but it was just too weird especially with the Mad TV actor acting weird in the movie.

Plus Forrest Whitaker didnt do a damn thing. Just sat at his toy maker desk and made weird crap
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Re: Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

The film's creator has said he tried to show his ten-year-old the Fantasy Films he grew up on, -specifically "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and the kid was bored out of his mind and couldn't identify with the characters who all didn't look like him. This is his attempt to give something "traditional" to a modern Family audience.
In those terms, it's successful, but I'm an old man and it's not directed at me. I watched anyway, of course. The songs are pleasant enough, but none of them stuck in my head. I found Forest Whitaker's performance a bit too "inward" and a broader, more expressive performer might have worked better for me. I still kind of see Keegan-Michael Key as a "Comedian Taking A Stab At Acting".
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Re: Jingle Jangle on Netfix. The hell did I just watch??

We watched it the other night. Funny you mention CCBB, my wife said something about a scene feeling like CCBB.
I agree Whitaker was a little too stoic, but overall we enjoyed it. The plot was not difficult to follow at all, and it was a much needed new and diverse 'feel-good' Christmas movie.
Many Christmas films are generic to an extent - because that's what we want and it feels good.
The granddaughter was great and I hope she does more.
A couple of the songs kinda dragged and it seems it could have been about 20 minutes shorter, but I'm not sure what I would cut out.
I liked the realization of Jangle's and Ms Johnson's similarities and her hopeful nature.
The only thing that bothered me a bit was the
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flying. Sort of came out of nowhere and didn't really make sense.

But it's a Christmas fantasy movie. It's no more unrealistic than, say, The Santa Clause or Rudolph.

I read that all the stores in the town were named after Black inventors, and that many of the townspeople in the snowball fight scene were extras who actually ran or worked at the shops. Both very cool.

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