(This review may contain spoilers).
I saw the second Nativity film last year at the cinema, so when my family talked about seeing it this year, I was quite happy to go and see it with them.
There were some really good comedy moments in this film, but it was also nice to see some parts that were a bit more serious and emotional. What I found quite confusing, though, was the range of ages in Mr. Poppy’s class. I would have liked some kind of explanation as to why that was.
It was nice that I was able to recognise some of the actors in this film. They worked really well as the characters they played, I felt. I also felt really sorry for Lauren when her father lost his memory. Although it allowed for some funny moments (especially when he was trying to change his clothes), it was also quite sad to watch Lauren have to cope with her dad not knowing her. And although Mr. Poppy wasn’t the most responsible adult, I thought it was nice that he still did his best to take care of Lauren.
The flash mobs parts of the film were really good. Although the singing wasn’t perfect, it was definitely natural and I really enjoyed it. My seven-year-old niece, who was sitting next to me, was laughing a lot during the film.
The film did require a lot of suspension of disbelief, such as parents apparently unaware of their children being flown across the world. And passports being stolen and there not being any consequences for it. But this film was really entertaining to watch and I felt there were some really nice, sweet moments in this film as well as the comedy moments. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon watching this, in any case.