Violent Night: My Review – Meltdown
I went into this movie kind of perplexed. On one hand, I was fired up to see it, but then saw the trailer for it and got a little less excited. On the other hand, a lot of you guys who watched it commented on how good the movie was.
I gave it a shot last night and here’s what I’ve come up with. Take Die Hard, add a pinch of Home Alone, toss in a couple parts of The Ref, then throw in a little Ellen Griswold, and you’ve got Violent Night. I thought it was a fun movie to set the tone for Christmas….sorta. If your Christmas needs some blood, guts, brutal deaths and some funny one-liners, this is the movie for you.
David Harbour (Hopper, for the Stranger Things crowd) plays a pretty good Santa Claus. John Leguizamo plays the leader of the bad guys. It took me till the credits to find out that Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen Griswold) plays the rich mother.
Now, this isn’t near the top of my favorites as far as Christmas movies go, but I’m not opposed to watching it every year like some others. Go see it for yourself.