Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey


Review: Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once joyful toymaker changes his life forever once his adventurous granddaughter arrives on his doorstep.
Director: David E. Talbert
Actors: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin, Justin Cornwell, Sharon Rose, Lisa Davina Phillip, Kieron L. Dyer, Miles Barrow, Diaana Babnicova and Kenyah Sandy
Year: 2020
Genre: Family, Fantasy and Musical
Conclusion: 3/5
I have to say that even though this film is all over the place and doesn’t really make sense, I actually really enjoyed it. It is just a bit of fun and I found myself going along with it quite happily. At times I almost found that there was too much going on on the screen at once. I sometimes felt that it is like the director came up with an idea but in the end didn’t know how to move forwards with it. I found it quite slow at times and felt the pace was dragging a little. It is a film that would work very well as a stage production. In some ways it did remind me of The Greatest Showman (2017).  The dance sequences in Jingle Jangle were all very well choreographed. All the costumes were all very well thought out. I did think that Forest Whitaker gave a good performance considering he didn’t have much to work with. He is always so watchable. Always lovely to see Hugh Bonneville in a film, even though his performance in this was only brief. I have to say that this is a film that we all need right now. 


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