The Nativity franchise may have received its fair share of critical bashing, but one thing is for sure: it always finds its way into the hearts of its audience. Despite mixed reviews, it’s not difficult to see why people love it so much. At its core, this series is all about spreading joy and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.
With a soft reboot, Nativity Rocks! sees Simon Lipkin take on the role of Mr Poppy’s long-lost half-brother Jerry, and he absolutely steals the show. Lipkin’s energy and commitment to his role is infectious, and he brings a fresh perspective to the franchise. His chemistry with the adorable stray dog and the charming Syrian child named Doru is heartwarming and adds an extra layer of emotion to the film.
Meanwhile, Craig Revel Horwood is a delight to watch as the pantomime villain, bringing his unique flair and charisma to the role. And while some may criticise the film’s pacing and loose plot points, it’s hard to deny the sheer fun and heart that permeates throughout the film.
Overall, Nativity Rocks! is a fun and heartwarming addition to the franchise that’s sure to put a smile on your face. It’s a testament to the power of music, love, and the spirit of Christmas. And let’s not forget the amazing performance by Simon Lipkin, who proves to be a worthy successor to Marc Wootton’s beloved character.