Curse you Rob Bredow, you didn’t warn me I would cry!!! I mean congratulations on your promotion (since Cloudy) and your prominent place in the credits! :-)And yay for R. Stirling Duguid!They are both in the credits and we know them personally!
The Beiber music video was better than the song (sorry, I’m not a big fan…although his duet with Jaden Smith for Karate Kid 2010 was pretty sweet). The steampunk elves is an AWESOME concept though.
Iwas surprised to see that the film was partially Aardman Entertainment’s fault which is kind of cool to see them jump into the digital realm (although the trailer we saw for their pirate movie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits,looks SOOO purdy and makes me think it’s claymation but who knows). It also explains how Anglicized the film was:
- the leads were all Brits: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy andImelda Staunton!
- (although I shouldn’t say they’re all Brits because I am pretty sure that McAvoy is Scottish)
- Christmas Crackers for Christmas!
And actually that’s all I can think about for the Anglicization of the film. But it was still absolutely beautiful and I loved every minute of it.
And yes, I was a completely emotional, crying mess when:
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the little girl at the end of the film is SOOOO happy that Santa got her what she wanted.
This was an absolutely sensational family Christmas film with (as Bredow put it) “just enough cynicism for adults to buy into it”. 😀