Unlike many, it seems, I had a good time watching Mel Gibson’s latest action/comedy/thriller, Fatman. The story of a young boys revenge on Santa Claus, following one too many extremely disappointing Christmas presents.
As great as Walton Goggins and Gibson were, for me, as expected after seeing the trailer weeks earlier, I was most impressed by Chance Hurstfield, the disappointed child. Such magnetic on-screen presence for a young man. So much so that I’m rather excited to see what he does next.
The music, smart pacing and the way the dialogue induces laughter in unexpected places is part of what makes writer/directors Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms’s movie very watchable.
Fatman is precisely as good, dark and refreshing as I dreamed. Give it a chance for the seasonal movie difference it offers. Perhaps it’s the very kind of difference you didn’t know you were missing.
Happy Film Loving