It’s that time of year when Christmas trailers start dropping and YouTube recommends I watch this new trailer for ‘Santa Inc.’. Sounds like ‘Monsters, Inc.’, how bad can it be? So I go to the video and see that first, huge red flag – ‘Comments have been disabled’.
Using an amazing little browser extension that brings back the dislike counter confirms my suspicions – 2,500 likes, 84,000 dislikes. OK, now I gotta see what the fuss is about.
The next two minutes and 53 seconds can only be described as cringy woke garbage. Apparently, whenever Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman are involved in writing the script, the dialogues feel as if they were written by a bunch of prepubescent teenagers who think curse words and porn automatically make everything hysterically funny.
But the storyline doesn’t seem to be much better than the dialogues. In typical woke Hollywood fashion, this stop-motion Christmas tale is about dismantling white patriarchy, empowering women, and giving way to the oppressed minorities. In this case the ‘traditionally white cis-gendered male’ Santa Claus, depicted as essentially a parody of Donald Trump, must pass his mantle as the gift-giving saint to a foul-mouthed empowered female elf, whose appearance unsubtly implies Jewish likeness.