Jingle Jangle : A Christmas Journey
Director: David E. Talbert
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a pretty good Christmas movie.
What Happens in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey?
Jeronicus Jangle is the greatest inventor of all time. As such, he spreads Christmas cheer through his toys and creations. One night, he is given the last ingredient for his greatest invention yet: an animated doll. After applying this last ingredient, Don Juan Diego, the doll, was born. Narcissistic and greedy, this doll is unable to fathom that he will be mass-produced for the happiness of many children.
Using his smooth talking, he convinces Gustafson, Jeronicus’ assistant, to steal Jeronicus’ book of inventions to create his toy empire. Weak-hearted, Gustafson is swayed by Don Juan’s words and steals the book. That night, Jeronicus loses everything: his toys, his reputation, his family, and his inspiration. Many years later, his granddaughter, Journey, returns to him and thus begins Jeronicus’ path to regain his past spirit.
Who Are The Characters in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey?
The main characters in this movie are Jeronicus Jangle, Gustafson, and Journey Jangle. Jeronicus is the world’s greatest toy maker, with a special passion for his work. He is also Journey’s grandfather. Gustafson is Jeonicus’ young apprentice at the toy shop. He feels unappreciated by Jeronicus when he needs help with his invention. Journey is Jeronicus’ granddaughter, and she shares his love of inventing. She is a very resourceful young girl, and potentially an even better inventor than Jeronicus.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Review
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a pretty solid movie. It’s not the greatest Christmas movie, but it is still an enjoyable watch. The plot is well-written, and it flows quite well. The characters are one of the strongest parts of this movie.
We see a large variety of characters, with a whole bunch of different attributes and ideologies. This leads to some very interesting and entertaining scenes between different characters. As well, we see some pretty drastic character changes from the beginning to the end of the movie.
The characters are developed drastically, but the writers do a great job of making it feel natural, and the build-up is slow. The storyline is also captivating and entertaining, but it takes a while to get into. The first 20 minutes are quite entertaining, and then it takes about 40 minutes before we get back on track. I did find the dialogue to be quite good, but there are a few moments that feel awkward.
It is a 2-hour movie, and I think that length is warranted, but the middle of the movie lacks the pop that the rest has. I would have loved it if the writers could have found a way to hold my attention for the whole movie like they do at the beginning, and definitely at the end. The ending of the movie is a little bit predictable, but it is satisfying.
All in all, this is a pretty good Christmas movie. It’s probably not one you will watch a second time, but it is worth checking out. The characters alone are good enough to make this one worth watching. Go jump into that Christmas spirit just a little bit early!