Brothers Kate and Teddy Pierce plot a plan to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes wrong, the children join forces with a somewhat cheerful Saint Jolly and his loyal elves to save the vacation before it’s too late.
Initial release: November 22, 2018 (USA)
Director: Clay Kaytis
Script: Matt Lieberman
Music composed by: Christophe Beck
Production Company: 1492 Pictures
Producers: Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, David Guggenheim, Michael Barnathan
Kurt Russell could have cashed the check. It would have been so easy for him to sign on the dotted line, growl through a little Netflix movie and go home with Goldie. What makes the actor an accomplished professional and The Christmas Chronicles significantly more visible than the endless ocean of ice adjacent to Hallmark that fill the holiday section of the streaming platform is that he nobly refuses to take that pass. Russell does not care if the level of prestige is not entirely in “Quentin Tarantino”. It still brings together all the hazy brio that the executioner John Ruth brought, even the little mustache. He entrusts every fiber of his being to conjuring that ineffable magic of Yuletide as a new Kris Kringle on a long sleigh ride from Father Christmas to Santa Claus.
This Santa Claus has worked with a rigorous exercise regime and, frankly, he wants everyone to begin to represent him that way. He knows the term “false news”. He is so reluctant to shout “ho, ho, ho! Ho”, as any celebrity stopped in the street for a fanatic to recite his slogan. And when he meets little Steven Van Zandt and the members of the E Street gang in a prison cell, as one does, he slapped his shadow pair and gave Elvis the most brutal impression. for an interpretation of “Santa Claus Is Back In City.” For those viewers who wonder where this scene comes from and why it has been included in the film, the answer is obviously simple: DILF Santa is like DILF Santa.
- Unfortunately, he is not the main character in this seasonal game by Clay Kaytis, a veteran of the animation who has now taken his first step to stop being known as the co-director of The Angry Birds Movie.
- The story belongs seriously to the children of Pierce, Kate (Darby Camp) and the ungovernable Teddy (Judah Lewis). Mom has been having a difficult time since Dad died, leaving nothing but Chekhov’s razor and home videos that the audience will be forced to see, so Kate plans an altruistic plan on December 24: wait for the big one man, deliver the letter. wishing that his mother, dearest, was happy, and that he went to a retreat.
- Misfortune generates misfortune, and before you can remember the name of the last two reindeer, she and her brother have become a stowaway on the gift delivery route.
- “The Chronicles Christmas”, by director Clay Kaytis, will not make the public believe in the power of Christmas, let alone fan the spirit of the Christmas season, but the boy runs out trying. The family adventure, about two children whose mission on Christmas Eve to capture Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) helps him save the holidays, plays as a love letter to the previous work of producer Chris Columbus without distinguishing himself.
- With its saccharine score, saturated cinematography and trivialities, the film is formulable and forgettable except for Russell’s performance as the adorable legend.
Christmas was a season full of warmth, laughter and love in the cozy house of Pierce. But since her father Doug (Oliver Hudson) died in a tragic firefighting accident, her single mother, Claire (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), has been struggling to restore the normality of her fractured family. A member who is absolutely excited about Santa’s return is the precocious 10-year-old Kate (Darby Camp). He got angry for the holidays remembering the home movies and recording his letter of “Dear Santa” on the old family camcorder. His rebellious older brother, Teddy (Judah Lewis), on the other hand, is not that excited. Not only does he still suffer the loss of his father and dating the wrong people, but he has also lost the belief that Santa exists.
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The brothers’ world turns upside down once Kate digs up old video images of an arm, possibly belonging to Saint Nick, who throw presents under his tree. She hatches a plan to put Santa on the camera for online recognition. To do this, she insists Teddy on his plan, blackmailing his brother with images of him and his friends driving a car. Instead of waiting for Santa to come with them, Kate and Teddy hide in their high-tech sled.
His journey of a lifetime quickly descends to calamity when they make Santa concentrate, his endless red velvet sack of gifts and the magical hat that allows him to jump from one roof to another. With his damaged sleigh, those lost objects scattered around Chicago and the ticking of the clock in the deliveries of the night, Santa and the children come together to save the world from losing their Christmas spirit. It is only the audience that loses its spirit as the links develop.
Kaytis and screenwriter Matt Lieberman pull a page out of the Columbus playbook setting most of the film in Chicago, but also repeating similar scenarios of “Adventures in babysitting” and “Alone at home.” There’s even a blues-themed musical number Santa Claus is back in the city, “sung by Russell with the supporting band Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, which is almost as animated as” Babysitter’s Blues, “courtesy of magnetism, Russell’s innate charisma and sympathy The star makes tolerable the scams in development, interpreting Santa as a kind of jovial master of ceremonies with sincerity, pathos and gravitas.
Kurt Russell had the support of his loved ones when he attended the premiere in Los Angeles of his new movie The Christmas Chronicles on Sunday. The actor, who plays Santa Claus in the original Netflix, was surrounded by his big happy family as he walked the red carpet. In addition to embracing his love for a long time, Goldie Hawn, the couple also posed for a handful of photos with their children and grandchildren, including Wyatt Russell and his girlfriend Meredith Hagner, as well as Oliver Hudson and his wife Erinn Bartlett with their children. , Wilder, Bodhi, and Rio. Kurt even shared a precious moment with his mother, Louise Julia Russell, while kissing him on the cheek.
Notoriously absent from the group was Kate Hudson, who recently gave birth to her third child. Although the actress could not attend the premiere of Kurt, she shared a nice moment with her “Pa” during a special dinner in Los Angeles earlier this month. Keep moving around for sweeter family moments ahead.
He plays old and cheerful Saint Nick in the new Christmas family comedy The Christmas Chronicles.
On Sunday, Kurt Russell brought some of that festive spirit when he made a premiere on the red carpet of the film, a family affair.
Goldie Hawn, a long-time partner, brought her big radiant smile to help absorb some of the spotlights, along with a host of other stars who attended the party on a warm fall afternoon in Los Angeles.