I wasn't really looking forward to this movie.
I mean, I saw the first trailer over a year ago, and it didn't do anything for me, and the fact that a Christmas movie is released in November, makes me think that the studio don't have big hopes for this nearer the titular period.
I'm happy to say that this is a wonderful movie for kids, and it has a good story, and a few good jokes for adults.
Story is simple, out of all the 2 billion presents that are delivered this Christmas, one present goes undelivered, and only Arthur really cares about the little girl not opening anything on Christmas day.
Santa seems too, tired to do anything, and Arthurs brother Steve, just thinks statistically it's been the best Christmas on record, and isn't bothered about one girl not getting a gift.
so it's up to Arthur and the wonderful Grandfather (the films best character) to save the day before the little girl wakes up.
It's all simple stuff, but it's done with charm, and has a wonderful international voice cast.
The message is your typical sugary festive goo (don't stop the magic at Christmas) but it's fun enough and exciting enough to keep you entertained.
The 3D isn't the best, and it's not one of the best Christmas movies made, but it's hearts in the right place, and really gets you in the mood for Christmas.
Worth checking out.