Deadly Doll’s Choice: Hercules Saves Christmas (2011)
official website. I am shit at identifying types of dogs.) coincidentally named Hercules, who is in charge of Santa’s naughty or Nice list. At first, the reaction I had was a clear one. How does a dog write out such a list? Because if dogs could write the world would be filled with graffiti that says, “Rex peed here.” all over everything, and who wants that? Well, it turns out that Hercules is no ordinary dog. He’s a part elf part dog. The less said about how such a thing could come to be is probably for the best, and the movie doesn't explore the territory so I guess that’s an origin story for another time. When Hercules discovers a marginal kid who just needs a nudge over to the good side of the list, Santa dispatches the Christmas Canine to pick up Max Moogle (Anthony Robinson), an orphan who has been in and out of foster homes who has an alliterative name because that’s what kids in these kind of films have.
The Deadly Doll chooses for me to watch, but I have to say that not a single time have I been at a loss for a response in one way or another. I always enjoy these swaps, and I can’t wait for next month to see what horrific pick (literally this time) Emily will have in store for me this October. Until then, remember if a dog whose mouth doesn’t move is talking to you, it could either be Santa’s magical dog-elf or it could be that you’re the Son of Son of Sam. So, watch out for that because that’s kind of a wide toss up.