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FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIES

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964)
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Directed By:
Nicholas Webster

Starring:
Pia Zadora, John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck and Bill McCutcheon

Not Rated
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Violence
Also Known As:
Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens (video title)

THE PLOT:

The children of Earth is looking forward to Santa's trip around the world. While the children of Mars are listless and all they due is watch Earth programs. Kimar the leader of the Martains travel to see the wise man who tells him that the children of Mars do not know joy and the way to bring joy is to kidnap Santa.

So he gets a teams together and goes to Earth. But he has no idea where the real Santa lives so he kidnaps two kids and force them to talk. With the help of Torg the robot, he kidnaps Santa.

The kids and Santa are on their way to Mars, but there are elements on Mars who liked things the way the were and wants Santa eliminated.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I must admit I thought the whole concept of aliens abducting Santa is kind of goofy, but I must admit it was a charming likable comedy full of cute monsters and Pia Zadora. The only thing I hate about the movie is the opening song, "Hurray for Santy Claus". It's Santa, not Santy, also it was kind of annoying. But that is the only real complaint. Also I would have liked to have seen more of the ship landing and taking off. But again, minor. I think it's a true classic for kids. Boys will like this movie then your average girl. I know I found it interesting when I was a kid. But if you have kids or want to look back to a found memory from your childhood, then buy SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARITIANS. I give it...8 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd. It does get annoying, but I am a big fan of Pia Zadora and I do wish she had a bigger part in this. But it's the main reason why my grade is so high. I give it...7 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ FUNNY (There is allot of humor in this movie.)
+ FUN FOR KIDS (You're kids will enjoy this, boys more then girls.)
+ TORG (Torg is a cool robot.)
+ ACTING (Considering is so silly, the acting was pretty well done.)
+ MARTIAN EFFECTS (The Martian effects were good.)

AND TWO WORDS...

PIA ZADORA (In her first role.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- SANTY CLAUS (Hurray for Santy Claus? Who wrote that song?)
- SILLY CONCEPT (The whole concept is on the silly side.)

...AND FINALLY...

- NOT FOR EVERYONE (If you don't have kids or if you didn't grow up watching this on TV, then you may not like it.)

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