Xmas Movie Review
Thanks to ION tv running contemporary Xmas themed films on week-ends since Thanksgiving, I've seen several movies for the first time I'd never never heard of before. This week I finally ran into one I just have to mention-
" Christmas Twister " Yep, I laughed n checked that title over n over again on the cable info screen. Strangely compared to most other Xmas movies, Xmas music in the sound track was almost completely absent. So was snow, cold weather, n there were very few items of holiday decor in the sets.
The setting appeared to probably be in Texas. A daughter caught in the storm path was caught by the split up parents skipping school to go to the mall. The only "Merry Christmas" in dialogue took place at the end of the film's "Let's go back home to the ranch" scene, Where minimal roof damage was shown as the re-united family unit had a BBQ.
I knew I recognized the male lead's face, n it took just a couple minutes to recall it was the guy who played Johnny Rico in the "Star Ship Troopers" film trio. A campy, Sci-fi story (I have on VHS) about shooting up swarms of alien bugs from space.
Toward the final part of the story, the action slows way with people down in a smoky basement. Not my idea of a holiday classic at all.
If I were to make a movie with that title n cast, it would've been a very different story...
Have you seen any newer holiday films lately that made you do a double-take?