Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a family film that will remind you about the importance of family and the power of believing in yourself.
Journey is just what Jeronicus needed to help him find his way back.
Jeronicus Jangle is a very skilled and successful inventor. Having just created his best invention to date, his apprentice steals that invention along with his book of ideas leaving Jeronicus feeling defeated. As the years’ pass and the losses are greater, the man he used to be is a distant memory. Just as things get really bad, his granddaughter,
Journey, comes to stay and helps him in more ways than he bargained for. Their time spent together reminds us of the power of family and the power of believing in yourself. It also ked to some other valuable life lessons as well such as, not letting a failure define you, the truth always coming out, and the importance of not giving up.
While I am normally not a fan of musicals, this one was different. Each musical number was filled with soul and left me wanting to experience another one. The music was so powerful that it had me wanting to get up and dance along (because no one wants to hear me sing). They were seriously that good, even though you could tell that the cast was lip-syncing in a few of the numbers.
There is so much talent in this film! You have Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad and Keegan-Michael Key, all of whom did so good in their roles. While I would have expected Keegan-Michael to be the funniest one in the movie, it was actually Don Juan Diego, who was voiced by Ricky Martin, who was the scene-stealer. he had me cracking up.
If you are wondering if this kid is good for the Kiddos, yes it is. There are no inappropriate scenes or language. If I had to caution you about something it would be that death is a component of the film, so be prepared for that. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is definitely a film the whole family can enjoy.
The way they also incorporated puppets into the film, added an interesting flair to the film. It was a creative way to tell some of that narrated parts of the film. Another interesting thing we noticed in the film was a Wakanda sticker on Jeronicus’ luggage. When I asked David E. Talbert about it, he explained why he incorporated that into the film, you can check out that short interview here.
Overall, I really enjoyed this film, While I am not sure I would watch this movie over and over again (and if I didi it would be for the musical numbers), it is definitely worth the watch. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey will definitely get you in the holiday spirit!
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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 whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder.
But when his trusted apprentice steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter – 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.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey comes to Netflix on November 13th!