#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa’s got problems (he’s even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year’s “naughty” list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it’s up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas.
Plot: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin — also known as Santa Claus — finds out there’s an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he’ll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.
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Good Christmas Fun
It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen the first Santa Clause movie, but I remember being quite surprised by it. It was a unique twist on the beloved Santa character with great comic timing by Tim Allen. But that was a while ago, and I didn’t really know what to expect from The Santa Clause 2.
The movie started off kind of slow when everything is going smoothly. Everybody’s happy and Santa’s meeting with his fellow “legendary figures,” which I admit was a fairly funny scene, but this movie just started off kind of boring. Of course this is normal with any movie until we’re presented with a conflict. Santa is reverting back to his civilian self and must find a Mrs. Clause to fulfill the contract and continue being Santa. So to watch over the North Pole, a duplicate, plastic Santa clone is made, and slowly turns to a maniacal boss over his elves. I thought this was pretty funny, especially with me being a business major. I wonder if I’ll act like that after school!
Anyways, back to the story, Santa goes back to his hometown with limited magic. We’re introduced to a frigid principal that has punished Santa’s son for displaying some Christmas spirit. More fun ensues as Santa tries to find and woo the next Mrs. Clause. To seal the deal, his Santa magic gives him the edge and results in some very nice scenes of the movie.
I won’t go any further as you get the idea. Overall, The Santa Clause 2 is a nice, snuggly movie that will keep you in the holiday spirit. It’s not groundbreaking material, but it has a nice message and should put a smile on anyone’s face.
My IMDb Rating: 7/10. My Yahoo! Grade: B (Good)
Where’s The Whimsy?
The Santa Clause 2 is lacking in a very key area that the first movie had by the bushel – whimsy. The first Santa Clause was a delicious holiday treat that has become a holiday tradition in my home. We had very big hopes for the sequel, considering they were handed great material for the follow-up – finding a Mrs. Claus for Santa. And truthfully, the best parts of this movie are the parts that take place with Scott in the “real world” trying to find a wife. Yes, it’s predictable that Scott will hook up with his son’s “bah, humbug” principal, but the journey is a lot of fun. Between the hilarious bad date with Molly Shannon’s Christmas-lovin’ character and the delightfully whimsical scene where Scott magically transforms the boring teacher’s Christmas party into a trip into everyone’s inner child, the holiday magic is there.
Unfortunately, there was the ugly other side to this movie – the scenes taking place back at the North Pole, where Santa’s look-alike toy replacement is wreaking havoc. Totally devoid of the whimsy that the other half of this movie achieves, the North Pole scenes drag this movie down to mediocre. Let me count the ways the filmmakers went wrong… Bernard is a totally different head elf from the first movie, and far less appealing. His character is more paranoid and spastic, which was absolutely the wrong way to go. Curtis the elf is obnoxious. I don’t know who this kid is, but I hate him in every movie he’s in. You simply do NOT give the “token fat kid” a major role in a feature film. It doesn’t work, and neither does this kid as Curtis. (It is a REALLY, REALLY bad sign that Bernard is not slated to be in the third installment of Santa Clause – the Escape Clause. Instead, Curtis is evidently going to return as the new head elf. GAG. That bit of casting and plot line has “oh, no” written all over it.) They also changed the reindeer in the second movie. Instead of the intelligent, unspeaking creatures that worked so well in several scenes in the first movie, they have been reduced to a fart joke. And now they can speak, though it’s in a silly, cartoonish voice. Don’t even get me started on “Chet” the redneck mentally-disturbed reindeer. What a nightmare.
So if you want whimsy and feelings of holiday delight, watch the first movie. Make that one your tradition. Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause is a woeful sequel that you won’t need to see more than once. Which is good, because you won’t WANT to see it more than once.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Director Michael Lembeck
Writer Don Rhymer (screenplay), Cinco Paul (screenplay), Ken Daurio (screenplay), Ed Decter (screenplay), John J. Strauss (screenplay), Leo Benvenuti (characters), Steve Rudnick (characters), Leo Benvenuti (story), Steve Rudnick (story)
Actors Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd
Country USA, Canada
Awards 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Buena Vista (Walt Disney)
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 535B, Cooke and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm