Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts On: Jingle All the Way

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  1. The Mysterious M

    When it comes to Ahnold, it doesn’t matter if the movie is good (Total Recall) or bad (Jingle all the Way), sooner or later, there’s an NC for it.

    …That being said, why haven’t you done an NC of Predator yet?

  2. Sinbad’s show was called Sinbad.

  3. I wanna hear your real thoughts on Exorcist 2, Cool As Ice, and Congo!

  4. Sinbad was banished to steven universe of all places, where he’s actually funny again (only cuz hes in it for small doses)

  5. Devil's Advocate

    I’m okay with the jet pack, maybe it was malfunctioning or Arnold’s character just didn’t know how to use it, which he didn’t.

  6. The first time I watched this movie I started from the Parade sequence and I love it.
    I thought that Arnold really was the real Turboman and that was the surprise of the movie.
    Really was a great sequence.
    When I watched from the start was just sad,
    The final sequence and the jokes in the trailer didn’t fit in the movie.

  7. I just don’t understand why you have such a huge problem with things going overboard in the silly department, especially with family-friendly kids movies. That’s what they’re supposed to do.

    And I don’t mean that in the sense that kids are stupid. Just that silly is very often the point.

    • Also, the thing about you complaining about something being done before is that you’ve watched way, way more movies than most people. So you get tired of things faster than the rest of us.

      That’s why I suggest you judge the movie on its own merits. “It’s been done before” isn’t an excuse. If it’s done poorly, it’s done poorly. But comparing it to something else doesn’t work.

      • I agree with this. That aside, back then, I liked the movie and I was probably a teen at the time. I know I’m the same age as Doug. Phil Hartman and Arnold’s banter was the highlight for me, and I did think it was a funny movie because of the stupidity of it, but the last part where that kid and his mother didn’t know Turbo Man was Arnold was legit stupid. I mean come on…it’s Arnold. He can not hide and he has that darn accent. lol

      • If you watch up to the end of the video, you’ll hear them say “It’s not being cliche that’s the problem. It’s what you do with it.”

  8. What are you talking about? JL was way better in Star Wars.

  9. Real Thoughts on North, please!

  10. Fun Fact: Around 3,000 kids were auditioned to play Anakin in The Phantom Menace.

  11. please do once upon a forest, pagemaster, swan princess and magic voyage.

  12. I know this movie is stupid but I still love it to this day.

  13. I had never heard of this movie until your NC review.

  14. I think you guys took this movie too seriously. It was supposed to be over the top. One of my favorite Christmas movies for it.

  15. DavidBaruffiEVandR

    Sinbad was also on “A Different World” at one point. And I always liked him. And, I actually always thought “First Kid” was a pretty good movie for what it was and he was funny in that.

  16. For your next Real Thoughts, wanna to way back in your reviewing and do Real Thoughts on the Short Circuit movies?

  17. Huh… good points made.

    Now on that note how you mentioned Haley Joel Osment. Guess what: Haley actually auditioned, I think even screen tested for Anakin for the Phantom Menace… And he never got a call back………….

    You know, I will always admire George Lucas as a human being. His charity work is beyond impressive and noble, he gave thousands of artists jobs and he gave other people a chance… The problem is he can neither write nor direct. He has magnificent ideas but he can’t exactly manifest them on his own. Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi are the big showers. Also, this I don’t get. On the one hand, you get this kid who was in a strange comedy with Arnie, while the other was nominated for a god damn Oscar and has a much better resume… WHY would you NOT pick the Oscar nominee!?

  18. For as stupid as this movie is… it’s my own guilty pleasure of a Christmas movie, kinda like yourself and Ernest Saves Christmas.

    It’s stupid and corny, but that’s half the charm for me. The other half… well, I’m a huge mark for Arnold and can forgive half the schlock he’s in just because he’s Arnold. *shrug*

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