In this section of the Colossus Movie Guide for Violent Night, we look at important motifs that help us understand the film.
Important motifs in Violent Night
Santa Claus is initially having a rough go when it comes to fighting the bad guys. Despite his history as a Viking warrior, he’s rusty. And the first several encounters he survives by the skin of his teeth. It isn’t until he finds a sledgehammer that he is able to fully connect with his long lost self. This is because his weapon of choice was a giant hammer called Skullcrusher. Having a similar weapon is enough for him to recall his combat skill.
As part of Violent Night specifically deals with adults losing belief over time, the hammer is an example of how physical objects can be imbued with meaning, memory, and nostalgia capable of inspiration.
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