JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2 DVD (2014)
SYNOPSIS: Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle in this heartwarming and hilarious holiday comedy! Fun-loving Larry (Larry the Cable Guy) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his 8-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, but Larry will stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams.
Larry the Cable Guy who replaced Dwayne Johnson for the direct-to-video sequel to Tooth Fairy is now standing in for Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All The Way 2. Quite an achievement for a guy who is more popular as the voice of Mater, that silly tow truck in Cars.
The almost twenty years old movie received a sequel starring Larry the Cable Guy as Larry (no one bother to come up with a better name?), a divorcee who struggles to keep his daughter, Noel (Kennedi Clements) happy after Noel’s mother remarried the local rich man, Victor (Brian Stepanek). The overzealous Victor on the other hand tried every means to win over his stepdaughter during the Christmas season.
When Larry and Victor unwittingly found out that Noel’s wish is to have Harrison the talking bear as her Christmas present, Victor decides to sabotage Larry’s attempt in getting the bear for Noel. A war is unleashed and who will emerge the winner?
Jingle All The Way 2 is a kids-friendly title that is filled to the brim with silly sight gags and one-liners that hardly crack you up. Larry the Cable Guy is perfect as the bumbling idiot since his character is always stuck in some ludicrous situations liked getting himself electrocuted, being sprayed all over with fake snow and being prank by a kid. By the second act, you probably would have given up on this Wile E. Coyote.
Since this is a WWE co-production, it’s obligatory to include at least one wrestler in the movie. And this time it’s Santino Marella who bites the bullet starring as the buddy of Larry, a role that is best described as a piece of floating deadwood.
You can choose to watch Elf, How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Home Alone for the umpteen times but seriously, Jingle All The Way 2 should be buried down the chimney.
There are 7 minutes of Deleted Scenes not that we need a second more of it.
Christmas Catastrophes focused on the Larry character getting into trouble.
Christmas Wishes has the cast and crew talking about Christmas wishes.
Santa Santino takes a look at wrestler Santino as an actor.
Reindeer Riding at Roosters Tavern takes us behind the scene of making the reindeer riding scene.
Harrison the Bear: An Exclusive Interview, Harrison the Bear TV Commercial andBlack Friday PSA are three silly promotional spots.
Imaging details are sharp and dialogue is clearly presented for this direct-to-video title.
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Review by Linus Tee