Christmas can be pretty nerdy these days, what with; Doctor Who specials on prime time, ‘Die Hard’ Christmas decorations and new ‘Star Wars’ movies to replace the altogether much more festive Middle Earth movies. However for some Christmas still isn’t nerdy enough, for those people there is …………………………………….
Apparently there was some kind of population boom around the sixteen hundreds which coincided nicely with the rise of political correctness “gone mad”. See not only were more people demanding Santa to do a re-check of his naughty/nice list in hopes of getting bumped up to getting an actual present off the old coot but Krampus, “the evil Santa” who punishes the wicked and gifts the nice kids another year of life, was told to knock it off with the flaying of children and carrying young souls to hell.
Not that this stopped him and it was about another three hundred years before they managed to finally officially switch from brutally murdering naughty children to giving them a light slap on the wrist and just giving them whatever their parents could afford anyway.
Thus for the past seventy years Krampus has been locked away while the League of Super Santa’s delivers presents and protects the world. But all of that is about to change for this is………………
It’s easy to get wary about ‘The Last Christmas’. It’s about Santa fighting zombies an idea that can easily not live up to expectations. It’s from two Deadpool writers, a character that can really overplay himself and it has two intros before we get to the book. One singing its praises and the other not so much. now one of these is from comedian Patton Oswalt and the other is from Mrs Claus. Try and guess which one will be which. But when all is said and done the proof is in the figgy pudding.
So let’s see how Santa copes when facing down……….
Back in the distant past of 2005 two ten or so minute shorts showed up on the internet showing dangerous cargo being hunted down, tamed and shipped in time for the holidays. The cargo was some of the most rare and dangerous pray on the planet, Santa Claus. Not only did it take skilled craftsmen to hunt them down and tame them it seemed that strict rules still had to be obeyed such as no smoking, no swearing, clean behind your ears and so forth. In fact I still recall a Jurassic Park Raptor situation when these were not followed. They were dark, funny and to the point without ever labouring the point. So it was something of a shock to find that five years later they had done a movie.