Monday, December 20, 2010

12 Days: Six Bumps in the Night

Is it a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?  Why can't it be both.

Only Tim Burton could come up with a premise such as this: someone who scares people for a living contemplating the meaning of Christmas.  Taken aback by the splendor of it, his first thought is that he could do it just as well, only he doesn't realize that Christmas is radically different from Halloween in the emotions it's supposed to invoke.  As a character study, interesting; in practicality, engrossing.  Tim Burton pulls you into each world and flawlessly explores their juxtaposition.

But I digress: another movie which, while receiving a 9.5 out of 10 for execution, gets a 7.5 out of 10 for the yuletide.

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