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Jingle All The Way 2: The TERRIBLE WWE Christmas Film

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In the realm of holiday movies, “Jingle All the Way 2” stands out, but not for reasons one might expect. Released in 2014, this direct-to-video sequel, only in name to the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger film, presents a unique blend of Christmas “cheer” and WWE-style entertainment.

Directed by Alex Zamm and starring Larry the Cable Guy and WWE wrestler Santino Marella, the film takes a different route from its predecessor, both in tone and content.

Jingle All The Way 2 Plot: A Festive Fiasco

The story revolves around Larry Phillips, a truck driver played by Larry the Cable Guy, who competes with his ex-wife’s new husband, a wealthy businessman named Victor, for the affection of his daughter, Noel.

The central conflict arises around a popular toy, Harrison The Talking Bear, which both Larry and Victor attempt to procure for Noel.

The film unfolds as a series of comedic mishaps, with Larry’s efforts often thwarted by Victor’s underhanded tactics.

Production and Reception: A WWE Venture

Produced by WWE Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, “Jingle All the Way 2” had a modest budget of $5 million.

The film was shot in Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada, adding a picturesque backdrop to the holiday setting. Despite its production value and the involvement of WWE, which promoted the film during its weekly events, the movie was met with overwhelmingly negative reviews upon its release.

Critics pointed out the weak humour and lacklustre storyline. Dave Schilling from Vice commented on the film’s ability to be “so good at being so bad,” while Gavin Jasper of Den of Geek noted that any redeeming parts of the story were overshadowed by the repetitive and unengaging plot.

Jingle All The Way 2 Cast: A Mix of Comedy and Wrestling

Larry the Cable Guy brings his signature comedic style to the lead role, while Santino Marella, a former WWE wrestler, adds a touch of the wrestling world’s flair.

The cast also includes Brian Stepanek, Kennedi Clements, and Kirsten Robek, each contributing to the film’s dynamic but ultimately failing to lift it beyond its fundamental flaws.

The Legacy: A Christmas Cautionary Tale

“Jingle All the Way 2” serves as a reminder of the challenges in creating a successful holiday film. As in, this isn’t even close to being described as “meh.”

Its attempt to blend family-friendly comedy with the larger-than-life world of WWE entertainment fell short, leaving it as a footnote in the history of Christmas movies.

FAQs

  • What is “Jingle All the Way 2” about? “Jingle All the Way 2” is a Christmas comedy film where Larry Phillips competes with his ex-wife’s new husband to win their daughter’s affection by trying to buy her the season’s most popular toy.
  • Who stars in “Jingle All the Way 2”? The film stars Larry the Cable Guy and Santino Marella, with supporting roles from Brian Stepanek, Kennedi Clements, and Kirsten Robek.
  • Was “Jingle All the Way 2” well-received? No, the film received predominantly negative reviews for its weak humor and repetitive plot.
  • Is “Jingle All the Way 2” a sequel to the original “Jingle All the Way”? It is a sequel only in name to the 1996 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and does not continue the story of the original.
  • Who produced “Jingle All the Way 2”? The film was produced by WWE Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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