Know I'm a sap, but I LIKED the warm fuzzy feeling of family and friends coming together. Nearly a decade later I could understand why they brought out a sequel - Disney is no longer doing a feature film per summer and they need to pay rent. I saw the trailers on TV and in other movie theaters and I was so excited to see it and was really disappointed. Yes, Bernard's appearance was highly missed. Finally, Mark Kermode described it on BBC Radio Five Live as "the cinematic equivalent of tertiary syphilis". Scott's altered state brings Laura and Neal to the assumption that Scott is deliberately attempting to confuse Charlie, and they successfully petition a judge to suspend Scott's visitation rights. Answer: Because of the snow globe listen to the voice of the Santa that is playing Santa the tape recorder had frost voice on there.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Done in order to keep the G rating, I presume. Not realizing what he is doing, he is persuaded into uttering the Escape Clause while opening his gift and taking out his snow globe. Oakville served as the city of Lakeside, Illinois. I tuned everything out and silently wished to go back to the North Pole. But I was utterly disappointed to find out that he wasn't in the Santa Clause 3? STRIKE 3 - YOU ARE OUT!! What happened to Abby the Elf? Scott reconciles with his family and Jack is arrested by elf police. 2. However, upon arriving at Laura and Neal's home, Scott is arrested. I just got back from seeing this movie and I have to say it was pretty good. Tim Allen and Michael Lembeck (director) have done it again! So Santa (Tim Allen) decides to bring her parents (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) to the North Pole along with Santa's ex and her family (Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Liliana Mumy). While generously underplaying, Tim Allen once again does a good job as Santa, and Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin in particular do well as his in-laws. When Jack asks what it is, Father Time tells him that he would know more about it if he attended the meetings more often. Chosen answer: Then it would have been the older Scott that became Santa, and also would have created a paradox since the younger Scott would never have become Santa. When he and his young son, Charlie, finish St. Nick's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole where Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Santa Claus. Not kid appropriate, but the funniest movie I have ever seen in my life! Don't get me wrong, this movie is great for little kids but not for fans of the first two Santa Claus movies. The next morning, Scott awakes in his own bed and believes that the events of the prior night were a dream until he sees that he is still wearing the pajamas that were given to him. Allen and Short had previously worked together in the 1997 Disney comedy feature film, Jungle 2 Jungle. But I guess I fell for it, and maybe kids who marvel at shiny things and bright lights liked it. I suspect the movie-going public generally loathes taking chances on upcoming movies. 1 spot. Release Dates When Scott asks for Mother Nature to help him out, she reminds him that the abilities of a Legendary Figure will not work on others. A terrible plot, no acting, a waste of time and money. That's the way the gingerbread house crumbles, SC3 stumbled. Scott Calvin/Santa Claus (Tim Allen) is having difficulties managing Christmas this year. Boy, was I ever wrong. When I went to watch this movie on Saturday, I did not find one scene funny at all. The characters were lame, the Canada jokes were hokey and The Santa Clause 3 just wasn't that good at all. Last Sunday, I suppose my parents and I had that hankering for that "cinematic comfort food" when we saw Tim Allen play the jovial, corpulent one for the third time. I loved this movie... it's a great end to the other two, but I don't think they should make any more. Personally, I was alittle disappointed in some aspects. I saw it anyway and it was exactly what I expected it to be. In the UK, Mark Kermode described it in 2006 on BBC Radio Five Live as "The cinematic equivalent of tertiary syphilis". He manages to convince them to put him into community service at the North Pole. Just like frost used Santa to get what he wanted by making Santa say it. The film has since gone on to become a Christmas classic. Sad, too, because it had great potential. If anyone want to see a good Christmas movie, I would recommend Home Alone 1,2, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Clause 1,2. I really liked how they brought back most of the main cast from the first two films. The movie was released in theaters on November 3, 2006 in the US followed by a release date of November 24 for the UK. Scott's is sent back to the present day, where his non-Santa life is a disappointment as he has been the CEO of his old job for the last twelve years and even works on Christmas Eve. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American Christmas fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Michael Lembeck. She stole the movie. So with Scott pressured and tricked into it, they go twelve years ago when Scott caused the original Santa to fall off the roof, and Jack shouts and ultimately puts on the red coat to take the helm. If Scott holds the globe and says, "I wish I'd never been Santa at all," he will go back in time and undo his career as Santa. Chapter 4: Why Won't You Believe As dad tried to make sense of all the things that happened, logically, I sat in the car looking out the window. Desperate to help his father realize how important he is, Charlie shows Scott a magical snow globe that Bernard had given him, finally convincing Scott that he is Santa.  The first film made $189,833,357 worldwide at the box-office while the second film made $172,855,065. The first one was more funnier. Jack Frost: Would you like to be my elf?Sylvia Newman: Huh?Jack Frost: You heard me. Returning to the North Pole and with a little help, Scott manages to grab the snow globe that caused this situation, and double cross Jack into doing the same as he did to him. Sad to day -what was once a great idea has become painful. , The Santa Clause grossed over US$144 million in the United States and Canada, and over $189 million worldwide, making it a box-office hit. Shortly after he leaves, Charlie summons Scott back home with the snow globe. My family and I enjoyed the first two Santa Clause movies, but this was a major let down. Dad yelled at us as we drove away. Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade A- on scale of A to F.. The first film in the Santa Clause film series, it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary man who accidentally causes Santa Claus (played by Tim Allen’s actual movie stunt double, Steve Lucescu) to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve. The snow globe could not differentiate between a recording of his voice and someone speaking to it in person. Even the bloopers were boring. " Jack screams in fury as the Escape Clause is invoked again, and he and Scott are whisked back to the past. By unfreezing them, he would have to "unfreeze himself" and so they will be frozen forever, leaving Jack smug at thinking he still won since he may have lost the chance at being Santa, but he still has Neil and Laura as his consolation prize. The absence of David Krumholtz was unmoving, for he provided a lot of stability to the plot lines in the other movies. I guess they could have explained his absence, but the filmakers decided not to. Scott then says "1-800-SPANK-ME. This third is a must see in the "set", but I have to say, it's not my favorite. However, the writing and editing were so disjointed, and it seemed like there were too many subplots going on for any one story line or character to get any substantial development. | Devastated, Scott goes to Laura and Neal's house on Thanksgiving. I was getting kinda irritated with the negative in-laws and thinking I didn't like the whole film until the end which had me laughing and really enjoying myself. Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas. The first two films had become box-office successes during their opening weekends, but The Santa Clause 3 was beaten by Borat for the No. Kyle Smith wrote, "We're getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays. On Metacritic the film has a score of 57% based on reviews from 13 critics. To his surprise, Charlie arrives and helps the elves out, as does the Council of Legendary Figures. Scott's former wife, Laura (Wendy Crewson) and her psychiatrist husband Dr. Neal Miller (Judge Reinhold) both stopped believing in Santa at a young age and feel that Charlie needs to do so as well. Does anyone know? I was truly disappointed in the lack of comedy, writing, or anything else that usually goes into making a movie. Frost tricks Scott into invoking the Escape Clause and both are sent to Scott's front yard in 1994, when Scott caused the original Santa to fall off his roof and had to replace him. I didn't have high expectations but was entertained and got the predictable feel good, happy ending. They want reliable, reassuring entertainment, preferably with an upbeat, if unrealistic, ending. The film also suffers from the direction needing a much harder edge. Answer: The same thing that I think happened to Judy, she was too old for the role to continue. I liked the first film, loved the second one, but was highly disappointed with the 3rd film. In addition, Christmas is renamed "Frostmas", the elves are miserable (unlike the happy, productive workers they were when Scott was in charge), and all the reindeer are confined to a petting zoo. Starring: Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Martin Short, Tim Allen, Genres: Adventure, Christmas, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Believing that Scott has kidnapped Charlie, Laura and Neal contact the police. To add to this, I didn't rewatch Santa Clause 2 and don't really remember it, but IMDb says Charlie winds up on the naughty list. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Questions and answers for The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006). Too many people are being too critical and expecting too much from this film. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Additional Voices Question: If Jack Frost was able to change history simply by running over and putting the coat on, why couldn't Scott do the same thing, instead of holding Jack so his younger self had time to put it on?
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