Netflix Fix of the Week: The Knight Before Christmas
Netflix's The Knight Before Christmas is another Christmas movie to add to your list of sugary-sweet holiday rom-coms.
Trees and houses are being decorated, holiday music is being played all around, sales have started and gifts are being bought. And of course, Christmas movies, new and old, are being played and Netflix has its own series of Christmas movies to contribute to your list.
After Let It Snow earlier this month, The Knight Before Christmas has arrived to give you some yuletide joy along with some time-travelling. The film’s plot sees an old crone send medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) from Norwich, England in 1334 to Bracebridge, Ohio in 2019 to fulfill an unknown quest that involves his heart. With just a few days until Christmas, the old crone tells Cole he must fulfill his quest before midnight on Christmas Eve or he’ll be stuck in the future.
On his time-travelling journey, Sir Cole meets a science teacher named Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens) who has become disillusioned with love after her ex cheated on her (perfect timing, right?).
Sounds a tad bit ridiculous? Well, it is. But let’s be real — Christmas movies, quite often, make absolutely no sense. The love stories are unrealistic, the people are absolutely cheesy, and the plotlines are totally ridiculous. Netflix’s The Knight Before Christmas follows that tradition very, very well. However, a certain amount of ridiculousness is acceptable when it comes to Christmas movies.
Brooke accompanies Sir Cole on his quest that will make him a true knight. Though Brooke is unconvinced by Cole’s story that he’s a 14th century knight, she endeavors to give him a place to live and help him in his quest. Over time they grow close and…you know what comes next. Voila, they’re in love! What a surprise.
Honestly, The Knight Before Christmas is a very average movie that lazily recycles every cliché in the book but it hits the spot for a holiday movie. You know exactly what to expect, but you’re going to hit play anyway. We all do it and it’s completely understandable.
Everybody needs something silly to take their mind off things. So, to all the cynics out there, do not even bother with this movie. However, if you’re one of those viewers who hasn’t already gotten a cavity from holiday treats (or other sugary sweet rom-coms), The Knight Before Christmas is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.