- Format: NTSC
- Language: English, Spanish, French
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Studio: Disney Studios
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
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Allen/Mitchell/Krumholtz/Lloyd ~ Santa Clause 2
Considering how lame this sequel could have been, The Santa Clause 2 makes for a pleasant seasonal diversion. It's got the familiar smell of Disney marketeering, and more than a few parents will object to this further embellishment of the St Nick legend, but Tim Allen's amiable presence provides ample compensation. As a divorced dad who inherited the jolly man's job in The Santa Clause, Allen now faces another Yuletide challenge. According to the "Missus Clause" in his North Pole contract, he can't continue to be the real Santa until he gets married. As luck and five credited screenwriters would have it, Allen falls for the Scroogey principal (Elizabeth Mitchell) of his son's school, while a phoney, power-hungry duplicate Santa wreaks havoc on the North Pole's overworked elves. It's all as sweet as spiced eggnog, with that warmed-over feel of a mandated sequel, but the Christmas spirit does prevail with the sound of sleigh bells and Allen's rosy-cheeked "Ho, ho, ho!". --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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But first he has to deal with his son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), who's landed himself on the naughty list. Charlie's principal (Elizabeth Mitchell) wants him gone pronto and is a bit blue because the holidays don't mean as much to her as they once did.
With 28 days to go before the contract expires, Santa's got a lot of work to do. One of his trusty elves comes up with a machine that can duplicate Santa while he's out in the real world hunting for a wife.
Unfortunately, the duplicate takes the Santa Handbook too literally and endangers the very meaning of Christmas. It's up to Santa to rescue the holidays, if possible with a wife in tow.
Allen is remarkable playing Santa as funny, wise and sympathetic, all at the same time. Even a 4-year-old can spot very early on who will be wearing the title of Mrs. Claus, but the ride to matrimony is well worth the trip.
So Calvin returns to take up residence with his ex-wife and her husband for the holiday season (as you do) while he ponders the task of finding a wife. To ensure that the elves don't miss him he allows elf inventor Curtis (Spencer Breslin) to create a plastic clone of himself which is instructed to pretend to be Santa for the duration. Breslin seems to take the head elf role previously inhabited by Bernard (David Krumholz). This is a pity because Krumholz's irascible performance helped to make the first film. Here he is reduced to theatrical mugging whenever something goes wrong.
The film splits into two strands as Allen engages on a hunt for a wife in the USA before falling in love with ice queen Principal Newman while plastic Santa evolves into a despotic megalomaniac back at the North Pole. We get treated to the sight of Calvin slowly transforming back into an ordinary guy whilst plastic Santa has taken over the North Pole using cloned giant Nutcracker soldiers. Having reasoned that all kids are naughty he has turned the entire facility over to coal production which he intends to deliver on Christmas Eve.
The final segment of the film has Curtis escaping to bring Calvin back to the North Pole. A battle ensues involving snowballs, snowmobiles and an aerial struggle between the Santas before Calvin prevails and plastic Santa is deposed. Just time for a quick wedding to stave off the desantafication process and all's well with the world again.
The film has plenty to recommend it. All the original adult cast are present including Judge Reinhold and Wendy Crewson. Stand out scenes are the toe curlingly embarrassing blind date and the revitalisation of the teachers' turgid Christmas party. As a teenager,Eric Lloyd is less saccharine and annoying than he was as a child. Having a council of mythical beings is a nice idea, especially casting big, brick-faced Art LaFleur as the Tooth Fairy. Elizabeth Mitchell does a good job as the slow-to-melt Principal Newman.
On the downside, the annoying young Charlie has been replaced by an even more annoying baby reindeer called Chet and I've already mentioned the emasculation of David Krumholtz's character. The Nutcracker soldiers must be the most ineffective villains since the robots in The Black Hole, mainly acting like skittles to be knocked over by our heroes.
I did wonder whether 3 stars was a little harsh for this film. However, it doesn't have the magic of the first film and it does feel a bit like a made to order sequel. Having said that, it is a solid piece of entertainment, well made with an absorbing storyline. Tim Allen is always watchable and he is well supported by his fellow cast members. I watch this film every year and I always enjoy it. I guess that's the acid test and Santa Clause 2 passes with flying colours.