Thoroughly mediocre. Not as bad as I was expecting, but never particularly good, either. It's fine for children, although when they grow up they should realize that it's not actually a good movie, they just liked it because they were a child.
Really strong sequel/reboot/homage that makes a lot of really smart decisions and only a few really dumb ones. It wisely ignores all of the previous sequels and mythology to actually tell a story focused on the long-term effects of personal trauma. It's not the most thorough examination of trauma, sure, but at least it's trying to say something. There's also a great scene that perfectly and succinctly puts self-proclaimed "nice guys" in their place, which is something you rarely see…
Perfectly recaptures the mid-80's Amblin spirit of something like Gremlins. That film is the closest and most obvious comparison, but it's still an apt one, and if that kind of film is what you are hoping for, then Krampus does not disappoint. This is the rarest of breeds: a PG-13 horror comedy that is both funny and yet still brutal and horrific. PG-13 horror movies tend to be toothless, but Krampus more than makes up for a lack of literal…
Agonizingly, shockingly awful. The effects might be pretty good, but everything surrounding them is a heaping pile of shit. The movie is less about watching a bunch of dinosaurs do dinosaur things and more about John Leguizamo cracking anachronistic jokes. "Worst. Migration. Ever." "You just got served!" "Go back to Turkey town!" These are all things that are said by dinosaurs. Uuugggghhhh this movie was just so fucking bad I can't even believe it.
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