8-Bit Christmas (2021)

“It was the most beautiful piece of machinery I’d ever laid eyes on. The thing made Luke Skywalker’s robot hand look like a Tinker toy.” – Jake Doyle

Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Nov 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A man recalls a Christmas of his youth where he ad is friends did all that they could in order to get a Nintendo console.

My Take on it – Such a fun and enjoyable film.

The story reeks of nostalgia for the 80’s and the sets, dialogue, clothes and situations are all reminders of that long gone era.

They even manage to poke fun at many of the differences between how parents and kids acted back then as opposed to how they act now.

Neil Patrick Harris is great as the adult version of the main character and does a wonderful job narrating the parts of when he was a kid.

The pop culture references to the 80’s are great and were really able to transport the viewer back to that time and place over 3 decades ago.

The characters all seem at first like generic stereotypes, yet they each can seem familiar due to these various characteristics that they each possess.

The message and theme of this film is multi-generational and shows that some things are timeless and it doesn’t matter if you are a kid or adult, this kind of theme can still apply.

This is based on a book of the same name and I am now quite curious to check that out too because it would probably also be great to experience.


MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Kevin Jakubowski’s script was named to the 2019 Black List. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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