A new Christmas movie has just arrived to theaters, but it’s
not your normal yuletide tale. David Harbour depicts a tired and rundown Santa.
While delivering gifts, he finds himself stuck in the middle of a heist with a
family who needs him. Santa must use all his skills and magic to make these
mercenaries pay. After all, they are on the naughty list.
What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The
Spoilers of Violent Night.
Violent Night checks all the boxes any good action
movie tries to check. True to it’s name, there is plenty of violence that is
entertaining, while also sometimes gruesome. Factor in the cheesy Christmas
jokes and it makes for comical entertainment.
Probably the best part of this movie is that not only is the
story entertaining, but it leaves you wanting to know so much more about
Harbour’s Santa character. Audiences come to find out that this Santa use to be
a Viking warrior 1100 years ago, but how it happened is a mystery. Santa also
mentions many times during the film that he does not understand how his own
magic actually works, it just does. By the end of Violent Night, I
walked out of the theater hoping that not only go we get another movie, but
that we get a prequel that shows us just how a murderous Viking warrior became
the jolly man who delivers gifts to children.
I personally loved every part of Violent Night, so I
don’t have any bad points.
Some people will not like that this is a Violent Christmas
movie. Those are the same people that do not like that Die Hard (1988)
is considered a Christmas movie to some. Although you should not go to a movie
titled VIOLENT Night and be shocked that it is a violent Christmas
My Overall Opinion
Violent Night is the perfect mix of Action and
Christmas cheer. Not only is the story original and engaging, but Harbour is
also superb as Santa. If you love a good action flick and want to put yourself
in the Christmas spirit, I highly recommend giving this one a watch. I think
you, like me, will be hoping that we get a prequel as a Christmas present next