Friday, December 18, 2015

12 Days of Movie Reviews: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of Movie Reviews!  Today, we will be discussing the beloved, Tim Burton animated classic...THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

As a child, this was one of my absolute favorite films.  I watched it so many times, I lost count.  As an adult, it still holds a very special place in my heart.  I watch it twice a year, once during Halloween season and once during Christmas season, because it's the best of both worlds.

The film follows a very melancholy Jack Skellington, The Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, as he searches for purpose in his life.  He stumbles upon the doorway to a strange land known as Christmas Town and discovers there's more to life than he thought.  But he soon learns that changing who he is isn't the answer.

My favorite things about this film are the animation style (unique to Tim Burton) and the music, which sets a perfect tone for the events of the film.  

What Makes It Christmasy?

Christmas plays a pivotal role in this film, as Jack attempts to take over as "Sandy Claws" and deliver his version of toys to children around the world.

This is a must watch during the holiday season and for anyone who's a fan of the macabre style of Tim Burton.  I highly recommend this for anyone who hasn't seen it yet.

The Merc's Score: 9/10

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