Black Christmas (2019)

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Black Christmas (2019)
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If you just making the film for promoting propaganda and not you know telling a story. Then you failed at film making.
Genre: Horror
Slasher
Directed By: Sophia Takal
Written By: Sophia Takal
April Wolfe
Starring: Imogen Poots
Lily Donoghue
Aleyse Shannon
Brittany O'Grady
Caleb Eberhardt
Cary Elwes
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
Release Date: December 13, 2019
Runtime: 92 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Black X-Mas

Black Christmas is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, and written by Takal and April Wolfe. Part of the Black Christmas series, it is the loose second remake of the 1974 Canadian film Black Christmas, after the 2006 film, and stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, and Cary Elwes. Black Christmas was theatrically released in the United States on December 13, 2019 by Universal Pictures, coinciding with Friday the 13th.

Plot

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays as students travel home to spend time with their families. But as Riley and her sorority sisters prepare to deck the halls with seasonal parties, a mysterious cloaked figure starts to leave a bloody trail throughout the campus. Refusing to become hapless victims, Riley and her friends decide to band together and fight back against the psychotic Christmas killer.

Why It Sucks

  1. The entire movie is blatant feminist propaganda, delivered with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the face.
    • The writers admit they were more focused on the film's message about feminism than actual entertainment.
    • It portrays all men (with the exceptions of Landon and Nate), particularly white men, as misogynistic.
    • The female characters frequently drop cringe-worthy lines about men being evil and "female empowerment."
    • Overall, as many reviewers note, the entire movie plays out like a Twitter feud, with the characters dropping many current-day buzzwords.
  2. Although sexual assault on college campuses is a severe problem, the movie's message is so heavy-handed and unsubtle it feels disrespectful.
  3. The movie's supernatural plot twist, that some black goo possesses most of the frat members, is ridiculous and contrived.
    • It actually undermines its portrayal of all men being jerks, since it implies not all the guys were willing participants.
    • At the same time, the sorority members express no concern about this, and leave all the pledges to burn to death.
  4. To put things simply, none of the characters are likable at all. All the men, except Landon and Nate, are portrayed as jerks and killers, all the women are annoying and self-righteous, and everybody is either sexist, a murderer, or both.
  5. The movie is overreliant on cheap jump scares, which are clearly telegraphed.
  6. It also focuses too much on exposition, with the awkward car conversation being a notable example.
  7. The advertising is misleading because the trailer made the movie look like a typical slasher, only for it to focus more on delivering a message about feminism and sexism.
  8. The trailer spoiled most of the movie.
  9. The main characters are flat and uninteresting.
  10. Though it's advertised as being a slasher, the PG-13 rating means the kills and violence are all watered down with very few scares.
  11. There is little-to-no connection to either of the previous Black Christmas films. Both of them were about a crazy guy (and also a mad woman in the 2006 remake) stalking members of a sorority house. In contrast, this one is about an evil spirit possessing people to get them to murder women. In fact, it feels more like an Amityville Horror film that doesn't have anything to do with Black Christmas.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Good performance from Imogen Poots.
  2. Decent soundtrack by Will & Brooke Blair.

Reception

Critical response

Black Christmas received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics but was heavily panned by audiences and fans of the original, criticizing its deviation from the original film's story, the overt political messages, and its PG-13 rating, although Poots' performance was praised. It currently holds a 38% critic rating and a 31% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critical consensus that reads, "Better than the 2006 remake yet not as sharp as the original, this Black Christmas stabs at timely feminist themes but mostly hits on familiar pulp." On Metacritic, it has a 49 critic score (mixed or average reviews) with a 2.0 user rating (generally unfavorable reviews) and a 3.4/10 on IMDB. Audiences gave the film a D+ on Cinemascore, and a 1.5 out of 5 stars on PostTrak.

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PhantomVulture

16 months ago
Score 2
I knew there was something fishy about this movie from the trailer I saw.
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AttackerAngel85

4 months ago
Score 0
It looked like feminazi propaganda from the start
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The master of gaming

16 months ago
Score 0
The movie costs 5 million dollars it grossed $18,529,730 worldwide meaning it made profit Odin's movie blog says it is profitable.
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The master of gaming

16 months ago
Score 0
Ouija costed 5 million and grossed $103,687,316 worldwide again making profit.
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The master of gaming

16 months ago
Score 0
Also Finally The grudge 2020 costed 10 million dollars and so far grossed $29,595,437 worldwide and at the end of its run it will make profit.
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MeMeGuYWasLost

15 months ago
Score 2
I didn’t see this movie tbh.
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StephanTheAnimator

15 months ago
Score 1
I was never interested in this movie anyways, regardless if this was a propaganda film or not. Thank goodness I avoided this movie.
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ThunderKat

13 months ago
Score 1
Normally I'm hesitant to ask "Who asked for this ??" because that can be applied to almost everything in film, but in this case, did anybody seriously want/ask for another reboot/remake of Black Christmas with a feminist spin? This seems more like another admittance from Hollywood that they have no original ideas left.
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Dr. Nicholback

5 months ago
Score 0
Universal executives.
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AttackerAngel85

4 months ago
Score 0
Liberals asked for it
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Declan Kearns

9 months ago
Score 2
The Black X-Mas remake from 2006 is far better than this SJW propaganda and it has dethroned A Nightmare on Elm Street from 2010 as the worst horror remake of all time
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EijiZeBoi

8 months ago
Score 2

My all-time lord and savior is Riley Stone, a retired businesswoman, and anime badass. This is no ordinary movie, as movies are supposed to be taken lightly, and this movie is the complete opposite of that. It's a cultural leap of art that innovates our society and the entertainment industry as a whole. The characters, especially the leading women, are complex and realistic, each of them having no plot-armor which makes the whole movie incredibly intense because we don't know if the characters are ever gonna survive the killings going on in the sex-haven Hawthrone College. The movie is so faithful to the original 1974 Black Christmas movie that the remake is considered by many to be way better. The jumpscares and killings were so freakin' scary that I almost pooped my pants.

It's a shame that most people won't get how revolutionary this anime is because they believe it's "SJW propaganda." You'd be a fool to not watch this masterpiece. If you haven't watched it already, watch it. It'll change your life forever, just like how it changed mine.

100000000000/10
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HellLord

8 months ago
Score 0
Ok
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Dr. Nicholback

5 months ago
Score 2
And to think this is from a company that made Happy Death Day...
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Esaïe the man

2 months ago
Score 0
Jason Blum, the Michael Bay of horror, but instead of explosions, it's jumpscares!
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JakeVoronkov

one month ago
Score 0
Black Christmas is, by far, the worst and most insulting remake I have ever seen in my life. And I have seen A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Fog!
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ChrisMac123

one month ago
Score 0
The first remake was not even that good, so I do not even know why they would try it again! They obviously learned that the hard way since the movie is WORSE than the 2006 remake and was a critical and commercial flop!

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