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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Mini Retro Review: Santa With Muscles (1994) #crappychristmasmovies

Santa With Muscles

This film has a bad reputation for being one of the worst Christmas- themed films in history, but the biggest offence this film commits is the fact that as a comedy, it was straight up unfunny and bordering on blandness and is too corny. Sure most bad films are corny but also some of them can be corny & enjoyable. Santa With Muscles is indeed corny, but enjoyable? Far from it. Starring a teenaged and pre-famed Mila Kunis (before she was on That 70's Show and a Hollywood movie star) & famous pro-wrestler, Hulk Hogan, his character has little to no charisma as a grouchy guy who gets amnesia and thinks he is Santa Claus and comes to the aid of an orphanage, and the script fails to capitalise on his in-ring persona and bring it to life in this so-called festive comedy. As a kids movie, it just doesn't work on their level; as a family film there isn't much here that is enjoyable for all and the comedy is weak. Santa With Muscles could have been a cheesy, self-aware Crimbo comedy, in the so-bad-it's good rich vein of Jingle All The Way, and still remain as fun and entertaining - but no, it settles for the mundane it isn't long that the dreary story evolves into something that is less enjoyable, you'll probably end up turning it off after say, 30 mins. It operates as a live-action cartoon of sorts and so, perhaps if you view it from this angle, especially, then you might find some enjoyment. Otherwise, this is so joyless. Coming from the same producer who ended up doing The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo Dicaprio.

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