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FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND MADE FOR TV MOVIES

THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE (2006)
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Directed By:
Michael Lembeck

Starring:
Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Martin Short, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Art LaFleur, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Pollak, Jay Thomas, Michael Dorn and Peter Boyle

Rated PG
Genre: Family Fantasy/Comedy
Format Used: None at the moment
Contains: Mild Violence
Also Known As:
Pretender (Philippines: English title) (review title)

THE PLOT:

An overly busy Christmas season and a pregnant wife puts Santa on edge. Then having to come up with a plan in order to allow Carol's parents to visit with giving away the secret of Santa becomes a real challenge with Jack Frost who is tired of being winter's spokesperson and want to find the secret behind the "escape clause" in order to steal Christmas away from Scott.

Finding the escape clause, Jack steals Christmas and destroys it for all the good little boys and girls and now it's up to Scott to find a way to steal back what Jack stole and set things right.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

As you are already well aware of, I am a great fan of the first two movies. I gave the first movie 8 STARS and the second movie 10 STARS. So you won't be totally surprised by what you are about to read. I liked the ESCAPE CLAUSE, I like Martin Short as the devious JACK FROST. However, I wish he had the blue skin other then he was freezing something. I like the returning of the other characters like Father Time and the Easter Bunny. The story works and the new edition of the in-laws worked. A great way to end a trilogy and in my heart of hearts I am sorry to see it go. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd, big fan of Tim Allen also enjoyed the first two movies and I am also sorry to see the end of the series but all good things must come to an end. We will always remember this series as we watch it every year. I also agree about Jack Frost, he should have been blue all the time. But hey, what's perfect. 9 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ JUST AS GREAT (It's just as great as the first two movies.)
+ STORY (The story works perfectly.)
+ CHARACTERS (The retuning characters work and the new characters are welcome.)
+ VILLAIN (The villain Jack Frost works.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ FUNNY (It's very funny.)
+ EFFECTS (The effects are effective.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- BLUE (Why wasn't Jack's skin blue? I know it wasn't Martin's idea as much make-up it takes to become Glick.)

...AND FINALLY...

- FAN BASED (If you aren't in Christmas, Santa or the first two movies, then this isn't for you.)

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