Mark Kermode Reviews Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

In Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020), hopeless toy maker Jeronicus Jangle finds new hope when he meets his precocious granddaughter. Written and directed by David E. Talbert, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle, Madalen Mills as Journey Jangle, Keegan-Michael Key as Gustafson and Phylicia Rashad and Hugh Bonneville. YouTuber and film critic Mark Kermode from the channel kermodeandmayo, share his thoughts on Netflix’s fantasy musical film.

It’s a total mess. I mean it is one of those things that is massively overstuffed. It’s got a bit of science fiction and it’s a bit of fantasy. It’s got song and dance numbers and apparently it was originally conceived as a stage production, and it is all over the place.

There was so much going on and the film was trying to be too many things at once, according to the YouTuber. They have taken all these Christmas elements that have been done before and assembled them in a unique and particular way that is “fully stuffed, but not a turkey,” says Kermode, who despite calling the film a mess, still finds it entertaining.

With catchy songs, and nicely choreographed dance numbers along with some great performances from Forest Whitaker and other cast members, Jingle Jangle is a typical Christmas holiday movie. The film is now streaming on Netflix.

YouTuber and film critic Mark Kermode from kermodeandmayo, rates and reviews movies and TV shows regularly on his channel.