Holidays (2016) Review

Holidays is an anthological film that brings together nine filmmakers (including Kevin Smith), and isn’t unlike ABC’s of Horror 1 & 2. The difference here, is that each short is based off of a different holiday, i.e. Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, etc.

This movie, while it was enjoyable to watch was what I would refer to as “cute”. Some stories were clever and while I myself wouldn’t have been able to come up with the concepts, the whole thing was still disappointing. It did occasionally surprise me story or effects wise, it was moreover predictable and any surprise experienced was short lived.

I do have to say that each short was visually appealing and definitely creative.



The anthology as a whole though, is almost frustrating because each short felt like a story was being started, but never finished. The story would reach a climax and then patter off with a shot backing up from the main character and dramatic music. These effects don’t make a film, short or otherwise.

One can watch this and devise their own opinion, of course, but this isn’t something that I’m going to be watching again anytime soon.



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