Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Netflix ‘original’s’ have had a hard time this year – Cloverfield, Annihilation and others have headed straight to the bottom of many people’s worst of the year (mine included). So what hope does a little old Christmas film have. In two words: Kurt Russell. Actually that’s not strictly fair – the film ALSO has bundles of charm and an unshakable 80’s vibe that leaves you with a massive smile on your face. Yup this is Adventures In Babysitting meets a live action Minions film meets pretty much every 80’s film along the way. It’s silly, it’s crazy and it has Kurt Russell as a very modern day Santa. Oh and possibly one of the cameos of the year. The Christmas Chronicles is bloody great fun and will be a rewatched favourite for years to come!
Best Bit: Jailhouse rock.
Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)
If You Liked this Try: Adventures In Babysitting, The Minions, The Muppet Christmas Carol