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Blooming lovely stuff.
The premise/setup was much more reminiscent than of Hellraiser than I expected.
The original was a powerful introduction to kids to the nature of loss. The new one seemed to falsely reassure kids that their dead pet is coming back to life next week.
Aside from that, I did think the whole thing was great but a bit of a superfluous sequel...
further bolstering of the whole getting-a-puppy-for-christmas thing.
and it was reinforced that he wasn't a replacement when the 'new' dog lay on the bed but first gazed at the picture of the previous dog (which was still there).
I think the loss was still pretty poignant at the end, with the boy and dog kneeling at the snowman's side. They didn't exactly end it on a 'Nevermind, wahey!' moment like they easily could have done.
I thought it was great in all, but not entirely sure about the music.
Struggling to process that first sentence, tbh.
Then HAPPY TIMES the mum has got the kid a puppy for Christmas anyway. That would've been better.
And all the worst things in the world are evident in the OMG CHRISTMAS PUPPY trope.
How the fuck did he find the shoebox in a completely different house?
How didn't the snowman melt in the plane?
How the fuck did the snowdog beome real?
no idea why though. Possibly just cos it looked really good. And his mam did get him a dog for Christmas duhhhhh
I mean, I really like the snowman, but this just seemed entirely unnecessary and a pale comparison. The story was pretty much the same but just much worse, with worse music. Just show the next generation of kids the original snowman. Merry Christmas!
Fuck you miserable bastards
a lot of the music was done by Andy Burrows from Razorlit, Dom Howard from Muse and Tim Whelar from Ash. So now you know
so haven't read anything above. Got it recorded waiting for a spare half hour. Like the look of it though after my fears last year that they were going to destroy my childhood memories of The Snowman.
The game's a nice touch too.
Der der der, der der der, der der der der der der der.
(Was a bit rubbish, tbh).