The Christmas Brigade
The Christmas Brigade is a 1997 Christmas CGI-animated film, the sequel to 1995's The Christmas Light. Like its predecessor, it was also only released on VHS.
The Christmas Brigade - consisting of Santa, the newly-reformed Burton the elf, Jennifer, and Isaac the elf, sets out to stop the evil Dr. D and bring the magic of Christmas to every single day of the year.
Why It Sucks
- The movie has all the problems of the previous film, including the low-quality CGI, cheap animations, terrible acting, etc.
- In fact, the animation is even worse here, as the characters move very stiff, and the frame rate is awful and choppy when compared to the original film.
- Like the movie's predecessor, the VHS was very infamous for being recorded in Extended Play (EP) mode AND encoded with Macrovision copy protection, resulting in overall horrid video quality.
- Most of the movie is filler to pad out the runtime.
- There's a song sung by beetles that doesn't contribute anything to the plot.
- The film's title song is sung four times through the entire film.
- Jennifer and her sister sing Christmas songs for over five minutes.
- At one point, the characters recap the events of the previous film for fifteen minutes.
- Burton is extremely annoying with his terrible jokes.
- Isaac's "inventions" are just excuses for the characters to use as little animation as possible (i.e. the characters teleporting and passing directly through walls).
- The movie's main story is dealt with abruptly and anticlimactically.
- A lot of the new characters are just slightly modified models of the characters from the previous film.