A number of folks have asked me what my favorite Christmas movies were, and so without further ado, here they are, and why.
#3. Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Without a doubt, this classic is meaningful to me. The most powerful scene has to be when Rudolf ends up on the Island of Lost Toys, the rejects of the North Pole. I like the whole message of how the marginalized are vindicated at the end. Just beautiful Christmas message, sorta like the Gospel of Luke!
1. Batman Returns. Batman Return was probably one of the best comic movies in history. I am being serious. As a ten-year old, I first saw it in theaters and it was pretty good. As I am more socially aware, I have to admit that Christopher Walken playing a sexist businessman, and Michelle Pfeiffer driven to insanity because of that sexism just was the perfect story for a movie version of Catwoman, which could have been sexually objectifying. It was progressive, and even had a literal “woman in the fridgerator” moment that confused me as a kid, but now I know why it was included. Also, the ending was just the best, I mean, Batman becoming a feminist. Just applause all around.
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