How Christopher Columbus ruined America and film
Jingle All the Way
How do you make a slapstick Christmas film sink below slapstick into the realm of cringe-worthy? You add Arnold Schwarzenegger and feed him the worst dialogue ever! That’s what happened with the 1996 film “Jingle All the Way” featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. As they both pursued a sold out toy for Christmas, they exchanged some of the worst comedic dialogue on film and lacked serious chemistry. It also didn’t help that the “Star Wars Episode 1” star Jake Lloyd was cast as Arnold’s son giving us a preview of the horrible acting that would later accompany his role as Anakin Skywalker.
So how is Mr. Columbus involved in this film? Well Chris Columbus once again gave this film his support as a producer. I wonder if it was an entirely monetary reason or if he actually saw potential in the film. Either way, we can “thank” him for his contributions to get this film made.