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Violent Night (David Harbour as Santa)

  • 05-10-2022 9:06pm
    Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭

    Without googling I'm fairly sure Mel Gibson also played an "àss kicking Santa" in a recent film; though David Harbour definitely has more goodwill ATM.

    Honestly it feels more like a skit than an actual movie that has been produced - but nope, it's real. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, who directed Dead Snow, and What Happened to Monday.

    The trick will be deciding how straight it wants to play things, and how well it keeps that going.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭Slydice

    Seasons Beatings! 😁

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 35,941 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp

    I should have also apologised for posting Christmas stuff before Halloween has happened 🤭

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,458 ✭✭✭✭gandalf

    Mel Gibson's one was Fatman which I really enjoyed, mainly because of Walton Goggins.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,952 ✭✭✭TheIrishGrover

    If there isn't a bit near the start with him in a corner of that bar with arms around two prostitutes and another beside them as he drunkenly says "Ho... Ho... Ho" then I'm out.

    (or even better, at the end, all beat up with a machine gun beside him and the girls. We all know what he would say......)

    As for the movie. Looks like it would be a fun Prime or HBO or Netflix movie. 90 mins food coma movie. But not one for the cinema for me.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 11,009 Mod ✭✭✭✭Fysh

    Caught this last night and enjoyed it more than I thought, though it's a little bit slow/heavy-handed for the first 15 minutes or so.

    It's essentially a Die Hard setup with Santa Claus in the McClane role. If you were to take Die Hard, Krampus, Ready or Not and Home Alone & mash them all up, you'd get something like this. There's no "bad Santa" aspect at play here, more of a "disillusioned and grumpy" Santa.

    While it's not instant classic material, it is enjoyable fun - if you enjoy the idea of festive films with non-Christmas genre elements added (e.g. Anna and the Apocalypse) you'd likely enjoy this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭The Davestator

    I cant wait to see this - Looks fun and is getting decent reviews.

  • Registered Users Posts: 84,809 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Mr. LILY ALLEN as Santa McClane I'm sold

  • Registered Users Posts: 84,809 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1