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Klaus (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Klaus
Year 2019
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martinez Lopez
Starring: Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Joan Cusack
About: A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taE3PwurhYM

My Review:
From the moment that this was released onto Netflix I was excited about this movie especially as it seemed to be different from the usual Christmas movies in which have come out before. From my excitement I was scared that maybe I had hyped it up a little too much for myself and I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as I thought but I am so glad I was wrong. I loved this movie and it was different from other films I had seen and made me captivated throughout and make me feel like this is a film in which everyone needs to see and enjoy!

Personally, I loved that this movie showed how Klaus was just a man who was a toy maker and wanted to make the children happy, especially when later in the movie you see how he initially only made toys for a family he and his wife wanted before she passed away. This makes the audience feel more for the character of Klaus and so happy that he is able to find a way to be happy after all the years of feeling lost and sad. This feeling more true to the stories that are told about Saint Nicholas himself instead of the version of Santa in which people normally think of.  By having the postman as a man who has everything and made to go to a town in which is always fighting I thought it was a clever way of bringing the town together and even if it was to stop the happiness in which both Klaus and Jesper was bringing to the villagers children. Showing how small acts of kindness always helps other people as well I thought was really nice with having villagers outside of the town also helping to make the toys for the children and making him dress in red as well as having the children wanting to learn how to write so that they were able to ask for toys as well. Bringing the film together in a way which was different from other Christmas movies I have seen in the past. I loved also how it showed how the cliche Santa things came about like the sleigh, the coal in the stockings if they are bad, the song and how Santa brings presents into your house at night. I thought by doing this it was really bringing the traditional Santa that people know to life while keeping him different enough from other Christmas movies. The ending showing how Jesper and Klaus really did become friends and how Christmas took off around different places and even how Klaus died but how what he did kept alive his spirit was something I thought was really sweet and something in which made this movie come more alive to me and even made me enjoy it more as it brought all aspects to this movie. The animation in this film is also well done and made me think a little of Tim Burton with the way that it was styled and some of the characters which I did particularly like from the very start, with also having the characters feel really alive and not so much of a children's movie. Klaus did make me laugh a lot as well which really made me love this film and made this a lot more enjoyable than I would have thought it would be.

Personally, I don't feel like I can fault this movie. This is something I would highly recommend to people who have families or even just looking for a new Christmas movie to watch that is different from others that are around at the moment. I honestly can't wait to watch this again and know that it is something in which I don't feel will lose it's entertainment value after a couple of watches.

My Rating: 5/5 

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