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'Tis The Season For Christmas Movies

SANTA CLAUSE, THE (1994)
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Directed By:
John Pasquin

Starring:
Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd and David Krumholtz

Rated PG
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

THE PLOT:

Scott Calvin wsa a normal man, doing a normal job. Trying to spend time with his normal son after an ugly divorce. Christmas Eve, Charlie hears a noice on the roof and they both go outside to find Santa on the roof, Scott yells at him which causes him to slip on the icy roof and fall to untimely death.

To save Christmas, Scott places Santa's suit on as instructed by the card in the pocket as the remains vanish into thin air. But by places the suit on unlocks a clause, he starts transforming from unhappy ad man to a jolly old elf.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I am a big fan of Tim Allen. I love his stand up comedy, his TV show HOME IMPROVEMENT and his part in TOY STORY. This is no exception, Tim does a great job as Scott Calvin and it's a wonderful script full of heart and humor. I give it...10 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd on this, but I do find two things wrong with it. One, if there is a Santa Claus, I feel it's one man. A magical man that was given immortality by God. Two, kids as elves. I know the CGI was perfected for making people look smaller then full size people yet, but the norm at this time was to use little people. I give it...8 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story for the most part works)
+ CAST (Tim Allen is great as old Saint Nick)
+ EFFECTS (The effects look great)
+ ATMOSPHERE (We felt we can crawl into the TV and be in Santa's world)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- DEAD SANTA (Voltron felt it was not possible to kill Santa, if he exist)
- KID ELVES (They should have went with little people)

AND FIANLLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (This is a Christmas movie and if you don't celebrate Christmas, you might want to pass on it.)

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