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The Next Horrible Santa

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B. Francis Morlan
May 13, 2019

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Hollywood just won’t quit. They just cannot wait to showcase Santa Claus again in a horrible way. Just announced is an all new Santa film to be called Fatman that will star Mel Gibson as Santa Claus.

Fatman will showcase Gibson as a rowdy, unorthodox Santa who is fighting the decline of his business.

If that’s not a weak enough premise they mix in a 12 year old character who is so displeased with Santa Mel that he hires a hitman to knock off The Jolly Old Elf.

Yeah. Can you believe they think this is a good idea? I’ll bet Gibson’s Santa has to be unorthodox with a plot line like that.

I’m sure the producers and writers are feeling emboldened by the success of Kurt Russell’s hip Santa from the Netflix film titled The Christmas Chronicles.

What they don’t understand is that the reason Russell’s Santa found so much success was not because he was unorthodox. In fact, quite the opposite. Russell’s Santa may be been set in a modern day situation but he still had all of Santa’s old magic. That’s what people love. That is what people want to see.

But, mark my words, this will go down in history as another in a long line of Santa failures.

Think about it. How many bad Santas have we seen over the years?

Chris Elliott, Leslie Nielsen, George Wendt, Paul Sorvino, and Billy Bob Thorton are just the first few members of the bad Santa hall of fame.

Even famous actors in decent Christmas movies have been bad Santas. Ed Asner in Elf was one of the gloomiest Santas ever on film, for example.

You cannot have a good Santa in a bad Christmas movie. If Santa is going to be any good both the story and the actor have to excellent.

Edmund Gwynn and Tim Allen were great Santas. And why? Because they had great stories and they were Santa-like.

Gibson playing Santa as a businessman whose customers want to kill him is not “darkly comedic”, as the producers have described the script. There is nothing relatable in that.  In fact, Fatman sounds like a really bad Saturday Night Live skit.

The movie films next year in Canada but only if it can get funding.

We’re hoping that somewhere along the line someone will look at how stupid this is and pulls the plug.

 

Edited by Michael Rielly
EDITED for news format
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Drosselmeyer

nothing about this appeals to me . . .

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Felix Estridge

Oh. My. God.  Is there no one in Hollywood who has any imagination left?  This just inhales sharply.

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Santa Johnny Boy

I predict that it will become an instant flop.

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Eileen Strom

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bllwnkl

Why in this world do we have to have more Doom and Gloom. Why does it have to be negative. We need more and more positive influences on our children nowadays. I'm old school and I'm proud of it. Put me in front of a movie with a good, wholesome, loving, caring, Happy Ending Story, I'll watch it over and over and over again.

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Black River Santa

Seems we are in the age of "rowdy, unorthodox" Santas. 

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Felix Estridge
56 minutes ago, Black River Santa said:

Seems we are in the age of "rowdy, unorthodox" Santas. 

You have no idea.

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Santa Bill Reiller

Another movie not to watch   :down:

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TamaleClaus

Films are trending toward the dark side.  Now they are also taking Santa, and moving more and more away from kindness, goodness, cheer and light heartedness.   "Sigh"  glad my kids are adults, but now concerned for my grandchildren.  Some movies tend to imply that violence or killing is a solution, but there is only one solution.

Removed Coyote & Road Runner cartoons because of all the violence, and now look at the average video game?

 

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Mervyn The Hired Hand

Ho, ho, hum. So, who needs it?

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SantaJeff

I'm all for folks portraying their idea of Santa, but come on...  at least try to stay in the same realm as the character!

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Mitten State Santa

Major GRIEVED 
 

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Chris Capstone

Sounds to me like it is not a movie about Santa Claus. It's a movie about a jerk who "plays Santa professionally." But still a stupid idea from people who make money by everything. Nothing is off limits for Hollyweird. They will do their best to damage the image of professional Santa actors because we are an easy target and it generates controversy to show the "real inside scoop" on Santa Claus actors. I agree it also looks like an attempt to piggyback off the recent Kurt Russell movie with another big bame actor for the draw. These people are scum.

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Santa Bruce Geron

Sad statement on what Hollywood is feeding the public as entertainment. I believe the choose what they want to watch and identify with the image of Santa that we represent. 

Interesting statement at the end of the press release, if they can find funding. 

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