Skip to main content

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Elliot The Littlest Reindeer
Year: 2018
Genre: Animation, Family
Directed By: Jennifer Westcott
Starring: Morena Baccarin, Josh Hutcherson, Martin Short
About: When Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21st, a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa's team at the North Pole try-outs.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viUFB3Oitnk

My Review:
Wanting to start watching Christmas movies with it being the middle of December I thought I would start with a movie in which was on Netflix which has been on my list recently called Elliot The Littlest Reindeer. With a cast of voice actors in which I already liked I hoped that this would be something I would enjoy and I am glad I was not mistaken as the movie ended up being rather cute and something I enjoyed more than I expected.

I thought by showing how Santa's reindeer was able to retire and have other reindeer take their place was rather a good concept especially as it showed how even they wanted to take a break from the same job over and over By having a miniature horse who is wanting to also take part and who will do anything to take part and not give up including going to the North Pole and pretending to be a reindeer was really sweet and shows no matter how silly your dreams are you should never give up. By also showing how the other reindeer were becoming friends with him as a result of how well he was doing and they were encouraging him to continue doing well was so nice to watch. I did think by having the main elf be evil and try to get rid of the reindeer was a nice twist and something that shows how people can look like they are helping even if it is only so that they can get ahead themselves. Also the ending showing how Elliot was willing to give up on his dreams so that he could save his friends was really sweet and showed how friends and family come above everything and made me love his character even more than I did previously. Not only this but having Santa decide to still let Elliot be one of the eight needed for the sleigh was really sweet and showed how not giving up on your dreams can always work well even if it seems like something that is really out of reach. The animation in this was really well done I think and something that is really sweet for families to watch especially if they have children and are looking for something a little different for the Christmas period.

I do wish however that it showed more about the original reindeer as it didn't really show much of them except to show how they disappeared and how one was the father and a cheat. By showing more about this I think it would have just given more of a Christmas feel to the movie. Not only this but I think that the other villain who is trying to buy all of the animals on the petting zoo should have had a little more time as I feel like except to show that they were a villain not much was actually done with this character. The only other thing in which I think could have been better is there is a machine in which translates animals and I feel like this could have been used earlier for trying to understand the characters who were animals when trying to speak to people rather than them not understanding. However showing how this made the head elf evil was a good way of showing the technology.

Overall, I think that this is a really sweet Christmas movie in which is different from others I have seen and also made me smile. I would highly recommend Elliot The Littlest Reindeer to people who have children as well as those who enjoying movies about reindeer. I would definitely watch this movie again!

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com
To Support The Blog Please Donate To: www.ko-fi.com/AshleighAbsurd

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Snowpiercer (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Snowpierer
Year: 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: Bong Joon-Ho
Starring: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
About: In a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed all life except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, a new class system emerges
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UmqNuMdY4

My Review:
Being a movie I discovered years ago and completely fell in love with to the point it is one of my favourite movies of all time, I was excited to see that they had finally put this on Netflix so that others could discover it and love it as much as myself. As a result I thought I would re-watch Snowpiercer and give it a review which is fun for me as it is a film in which I really enjoy and feel is very underrated.

I love how this film begins by showing you how the passengers who are on the train that goes around the world are the only survivors of the human race. By doing this it shows how key the train …

Little Italy (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Little Italy
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Donald Petrie
Starring: Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts, Danny Aiello
About: A young couple must navigate a blossoming romance, amidst a war between their families' competing pizza restaurants.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8lDreq9le4

My Review:
Wanting to watch a rom-com and having this on my Watch List on Netflix I couldn't resist but give this film a chance and see what I thought. Having liked Emma Roberts in everything I had seen her in previously as well I was excited to see if this was another film of hers in which I would enjoy. This film surprised me however I ended up enjoying this more than I expected.

I liked that this film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe with the families not liking each other however the children both being in love with each other and feeling that their families were the reason in which they couldn't be together. I also thought it was clever having the grandparents also feelin…

My Teacher, My Obsession (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: My Teacher, My Obsession
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed By: Damian Romay
Starring: Lucy Loken, Laura Bilgeri, Rusty Joiner
About: Riley struggles to meet friends after transferring to a new high school where her father is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, a fellow loner, they become close friends until Riley learns that Kyla is obsessed with her father.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4F3Sn-Xzzo

My Review:
Wanting a style of film I don't usually watch but do enjoy I decided to watch the stalker movie that is My Teacher, My Obsession which is based on an English teacher who starts at a new school. However, when one of the students gets obsessed with him she will do anything to be with him including secluding him from everyone else.

I liked the foreshadowing at the beginning of the movie which matched up to the ending very well and shows how throughout the movie that this was coming up. I also liked how the film showed how the student was getting close to…