Elf Bowling: The Movie
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The “film” opens on a pirate ship where captain Santa Maria Clausewitz Kringle and his brother Dingle steal toys, but Santa leaves a basket of toys with a note to an orphanage in the water. (Presumably to be found and taken there)
The brothers spend their free time bowling on deck and in preparation Santa tells the crew to “grab their balls”. I’m NOT making that up.
Dingle is found cheating and the brothers get into a fight and are thrown overboard and frozen in the water. The wash up at the North Pole and Santa lies his way into the elf legend of “white beard” becoming ruler of the elves and, well, becoming Santa.
The main struggle comes when Dingle wants to overthrow his brother because after a few thousand years he never left Santa’s couch, even after he gained a Mrs. Claus. Dingle kidnaps the elves and takes them to Fiji and Santa has to fight to get them and Christmas back.
The film is bad but it’s somewhat enjoyably bad. With a lot of bad jokes mixed in with (very) few good ones, Elf Bowling: The Movie is a great riffing film.
My only complaint (other than the production values, jokes, songs and writing) is the tone of the film is all over the place. It wants so bad to be a DreamWorks film but fails. It wants to mix in more mature humor, but ends up making more bad puns and questionable situations like Mrs. Claus’ strudel. Also, at one point when they are showing Santa’s raise to fame, they show him on the cover of “Spanish Inquisition Monthly”. They make throwaway references to Halliburton (thanks to my brother for pointing that out) and there are a lot of things done and said that anyone with a dirty mind could have fun with.
Also Dingle Kringle is voiced by Tom Kenny. (WTS?Read more ›
At the very least the makers of the DVD could have added as a bonus feature the original Elf Bowling game that the movie was "loosely" based on and the follow on game.
The makers of this movie should be made to walk the plank.
I'm glad I didn't buy this!
The animation is hilariously bad, and to be fair, Foodfight! and Where the Dead go to Die have way better animation than this movie. The characters are blockheads, and they are also annoying. The voice acting is also hilariously bad. The plot is pointless and confusing. The humor is godawful and most jokes are either stupid or would mentally scar a child (I know this because I am NOT a child, and I was still disgusted.). And did I mention that Spongebob's voice actor plays Dingle, Santa's "brother"? Tom Kenny is quite a talented man, but he did not deserve to be in this movie.
This is basically the Foodfight! of Christmas movies, and yet it makes those Disney movie ripoffs from Video Brinquedo look like Hayao Miyazaki's work (Yes, I do love Miyakazki's movies. Totoro is adorable!). I would rather watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation than this pile of crap.
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THIS MOVIE IS FLAWLESS
IT TELLS A GREAT DRAMATIC STORY OF TWO BROTHERS AND THEIR ETERNAL STRIFE, ALL WHILE INCORPORATING AMAZINGLY DONE SUBPLOTS INVOLVING A PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN... Read more
This is the most ridiculous movie. Cartoon animation is horrible. Acting is horrible. Storyline is stupid. But my 5 year old loves it.Published 15 months ago by HollyRose
Wow. My son insisted on watching the entire movie. I twas the longest 90 minutes in my life and I've watched some fairly wretched attempts at children's entertainment. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son loved this movie - he said it was "the best!"
According to my son - "I picked five stars because I liked the bowling. Bowling is my favorite game. Read more
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