Walt Disney Pictures, Outlaw Productions (I), Boxing Cat Films
Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Liliana Mumy, Danielle Woodman, Art LaFleur, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Pollak, Jay Thomas, Molly Shannon
A little bad news for Scott Calvin, aka Santa Claus (Tim Allen). Hidden in the small print on the business card he found in the first film when the previous Santa met his demise is a bit of tiny print known as “The Mrs. Clause”. This condition says that Santa has to take a wife. Unfortunately Scott has only 30 days to find a suitable spouse, and in the meantime his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) is in a little trouble in school. But there’s no way for Scott to take care of those details and take care of preparations for Christmas at the same time. So the guys decide to create a duplicate “plastic” Santa that copies the original to take over the workshop while he’s taking care of business. The problem is that the artificial Santa decides to take over the whole operation.
Word was around the studio that this sequel was coming out a year or so sooner, but that Tim Allen put the brakes on the project in order to buff up the script, as he felt it was sub-par. Well, I’m not sure about this, but this sequel is every bit as good as the original. Funny in parts, but with a lot of heart, this is a really special Christmas comedy romance. This film brings in some other mythical creatures of wide fame, and they have a small part, but a critical part in the story. There are some really wonderful and memorable scenes in this film. The sleigh ride and the High School faculty party are two that stand out and hold up to repeated viewing. Tim Allen is very good in this film, as in the last one, and does a fine job. It’s magical and charming, and loads of fun, and another of the best Christmas films of all time. ALl 3 “The Santa Clause” films are being shown again this year, so take the chance to catch them if you get the opportunity. They are fine films, for sure.
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