Hurry and read this Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Movie Review because this is a film the entire family needs! This is a movie where dreams come alive in a vibrant way. Jingle Jangle is postive, empowering, inclusive and an instant classic. Get ready to watch in on November 13th when it starts streaming on Netflix. There is lots to take in from it. But, don’t worry if you don’t get it all on your first viewing. Because, I am sure you will enjoy watching it over and over again.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Review
This movie is rated PG and it is definitely a family-friendly movie. here is our parent guide, so you know before you watch with your littles:
ACTION – VIOLENCE
There is no real violence to talk about. There is theft, jealousy, and misguided ambition. There are some instances of danger but nothing over the top. There is slapping.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
There is no nudity and I couldn’t record any bad language.
There are a couple, but nothing really intense. Just a good on point moments and a little flair to underline the story.
Tech comes in the form of invention. So, give a warm welcome to the adorable Buddy 3000. A toy robot that is the cutest. While it is not the focus of the film. Beyond that, the film brings STEM and math to the forefront in a fabulously subtle way.
Jingle Jangle Overview
This movie sure fosters curiosity and the power to reach for your dreams. More than that, its message if loud and clear: I am square root to the power of me! To that, mix in magic, plus an explosion of holidays and you end up with an imaginative holiday story. But it doesn’t end there. This beautiful film is a musical with fantastic scores and even better acting.
Ready for happiness for your ears? There will be a soundtrack available for these fabulous sounds that mix a bit of holiday with big musical production and some jazzy or Motown beats.
More than math, the movie addresses STEM. During our Hot Chocolate Happy Hour with executive producer Lynn Sison, I asked her about it. She shared that it was important for the filmmakers to inspire kids to continue their scientific pursuits. Also, to shed light on their importance and on how science, math, and STEM can be fun and deliver some incredible projects.
Believe in Yourself
Joy and creativity ooze from this film. Perhaps, the unique and fantastic way in which everything falls into place is when we hear the song “The Square Root of Possible, Is Me”. It is powerful, to the point, and does remind us to believe in ourselves. So uplifting!
Let’s talk for a minute about the fact that there is nothing like a good villain. In this movie, we get two because the obvious one is merely a puppet of a puppet! Yes, Keegan-Michael Key is great as Gustafson, but I seriously enjoyed Juan Diego voiced by Ricky Martin ¡Olé! But, it is more than different colors and accents. The hairstyles are inspired in African, and the costumes include African traditional patterns in the fabrics.
About Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.