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Plot: Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. Runtime: 104 mins Release Date: 31 Oct 2002
This is a great family film/clean fun. Good to see with others. Fun to watch with children or as an adult. The focus of the film plot is clear. The characters/actors were well chosen. It wasn't too long, and it kept ones suspense. This is the type of film, I feel, that helps people better appreciate the holiday season. The film had no explicit scenes, so it could be watched with children.The focus of the film was to make one laugh and to apply the romantic need for togetherness. Excellently done...
A GREAT movie!!!!! (by Kat_D)
This is a GREAT family movie. I think it's better and funnier than the first movie. Tim Allen and the other actors and actresses are great. The technical effects really make it seem magical. I REALLY LOVE this this movie!
The Santa Clause 2! (by Movie Nuttball)
The Santa Clause films are a great and wonderful series of films that are excellent to watch around the holidays! The Santa Clause 2 stars Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, Eric Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Elizabeth Mitchell, Art LaFleur, Michael Dorn, and David Krumholtz. Tim Allen is excellent in this film. He's hilarious and a very realistic character. Peter Boyle is good in this film in a brief role. Crewson and Reinhold are good in this film together. The comedy scenes are very funny and the Santa Clause special effects are very good. The music is good as well. Really every thing is <more>
fine in this film! If you are looking for a great Christmas film and if you like the cast mentioned above that I strongly recommend The Santa Clause 2!
The Moose Hole - 'Santa' Spins Holiday Magic (by JAKastner)
Released November 1st, 2002Director: Michael LembeckStarring: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Nicole Leroux, Judge Reinhold, Spencer Breslin, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, Kevin Pollak, Molly Shannon, Jay Thomas, Aisha Tyler, Michael DornPremise: Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's world is turned upside down when he's dealt a double whammy of bad news: not only has his son, Charlie, landed on this year's `naughty' list, but if Scott doesn't marry by Christmas Eve, he'll stop being <more>
Santa forever. Desperate, Scott turns to the elves' new invention - a machine that can replicate anything - to create Santa II and he leaves his double in charge. Things quickly go south at the North Pole when Santa II institutes some strange redefinitions of what's naughty and nice; worse, when Scott finally falls for a potential Mrs. Claus, she threatens to drive a wedge between him and Charlie. In a climactic battle pitting Santa, Charlie, the new Mrs. Claus, and the elves against Santa II and his army of tin soldiers, the future of Scott's family, the North Pole, and Christmas itself, hangs in the balance. After a horrorific Halloween, the last thing you would expect would be a Christmas themed film. But here we are with the sequel to the 1994 smash hit, The Santa Clause. The movie opened modestly but soon gained popularity and was selling to packed houses over the Thanksgiving weekend. It just made natural sense for the Walt Disney Company to return with a sequel. The Santa Clause 2 was originally slanted for release in 2001 but the executives at Disney became aware that sequels to moderately old films won't automatically become the same hit as the original after 102 Dalmatians flopped in 2000 thanks in part to The Grinch. After the script was revised, Tim Allen finally returns as the big guy after eight years. But this time around, he doesn't have his hit TV show to bring in the sure-fire crowd like before. Will The Santa Clause 2 be as magical as the original or will the sequel follow the same steps as 102 Dalmatians?The story goes that Scott Calvin has been Santa for eight years and it declared the best Santa ever by his elves and the children of the world. But his helper elves find that they missed a clause in his contract that states that he must get married before Christmas Eve or else he will not be Santa ever again. On top of this delema, his son Charlie has been found on the naughty list for incidents at school that involve his principal, who Scott soon falls head over heels for. But he soon must return to the North Pole as the temporary toy replacement takes in new order at the North Pole. The story was very well done. It introduced all the original characters in very nice fashion and brings good attention to brand new ones like Curtis, the keeper of the Santa handbook. One of the especially good parts was how they introduced Miss Mitchell and how she soon came to be the love interest of Scott Calvin a.k.a. Santa Claus. There were little or no problems with the story that tries hard to live up to the original.The characters in The Santa Clause 2 are very funny and do a great job of bringing the audience into the holiday world of the North Pole. Tim Allen is as funny as ever reprising his famous role as the big guy himself, Santa Claus. Spence Breslin is very amusing as Curits and really shows off his mature acting abilities in a comedy, which will be needed when he appears in The Cat in the Hat with Mike Myers in 2003. Elizabeth Mitchell is great as Charlie's principal. She really brings the romance into this familty comedy that is needed to offset some of the goofiness that happens all around but doesn't draw too much attention away from other important scenes. All the original characters are back and do a extraordinary jobs returning to their old roles.Overall, The Santa Clause 2 is as funny or better then the 1994 original in many areas of the story and characters. Though the movie does seem perfect but there are slight flaws to this beautifully wrapped package. The main problem is the moral lesson expressed in the film. They are stated in lines of the film and come off as way too tacky especially with the emotional music playing. This is okay for a family audience but can get on nerves to older audience. This does not ruin the film in the least. The Santa Clause 2 does everything it sets out to achieve and does so with great flare. If this film does well enough, you might expect another sequel but even if this is the last chapter in the Santa Clause films then it goes off on a fabulous note. If there is one holiday film to take your kids to see this November, take them to see The Santa Clause 2. You won't forget it and neither will your kids after they are done laughing their heads off. And no worries for adults, the jokes appeal to both children and adults. Look for hidden Disney jokes and even a few Buzz Lightyear lines slipped into the story. One of the few films that lives up to the original.My Rating: ****1/2 out of 5
Insanely fun, heads and tails better than the first (by Robert_duder)
The first Santa Clause movie was simple, clean, family fun. It is cute and just a really good watch. I knew I had seen the second one but its been years and what a complete delight it was to watch it again on this Christmas Eve 2013 Quadruple everything...romance, magic, fantasy, fun, family...I was simply floored. This is why sequels are so successful because it gives good film makers the opportunity to build on an already decent premise and make it better and the makers behind The Santa Clause 2 did exactly that. In many ways this film reeks in a good way of old fashion Disney fantasy <more>
adventures but still has that modern post 2000 feel to it as well. The characters are fun and the story is just so much more interesting and fun. I can't use that word enough...the fun factor is at least tripled in this and not to mention the love and good vibes. I almost teared up a handful of times at a Tim Allen movie for crying out loud!! The first film I couldn't truly point out my "favourite" most memorable moments and yet this one...dozens. The Christmas Secret Santa exchange with the teachers, the silly and very campy evil toy Santa, Comet, Chet, the romance with Carol...this is one of the best family movies out there right now. Is it a stone cold classic? Not really for whatever reason but is it a favourite of mine? Heck yes! Tim Allen returns and he is better than ever. In his stand up and sitcoms he can be a little sarcastic which I love in those settings but the fact that it doesn't come over into this performance at all is a big kudos to him. He is just brilliant as Scott Calvin aka Santa Clause. He truly has evolved in the character since the last one and is an old pro at being Santa. Allen is just absolutely perfect in this part. Eric Lloyd returns as Calvin's son and I am so pleased because often films like this will replace child actors but he does come back. That being said I didn't feel like he was quite as good as he was the first time around. He feels a little clumsy in the role but he's also very necessary to the story and I'd much rather have him back than a new actor. Elizabeth Mitchell joins the cast as tough as nails principal Carol. She is a great addition to the cast and her chemistry with Allen is excellent. Her transformation and "softening" is so great to watch and she gets the bulk of the emotional storyline. Spencer Breslin also joins the cast and by the book elf Curtis. I quite enjoy his small performance but he's very underused much like Bernard was in the first and is again in this one. David Krumholtz is terrific as Bernard and has good chemistry with Allen but he is in so few scenes. Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold are in one extremely small scene returning to their respective roles from the first. Liliana Mumy joins the cast as their daughter. She is adorable and also a good addition to the cast and does a good job.Director Michael Lembeck is a Disney director through and through. He has had a ton of experience in sitcoms and he clearly is very talented and passionate about telling a good story. I think its interesting he has worked on some of my favourite projects over the years so I obviously like his style. The sub-plot of the evil toy Santa who takes over the North Pole is almost unnecessary and yet it adds a certain level of adventure and gives the story its main villain without being dark or scary for really young kids. Without that sub-story then it wouldn't be quite as watchable for the young kids that might find the romance and quest part of it not as interesting. Plus the campy, funny, toy Santa just makes it simply more fun. I honestly wasn't expecting this instalment to be anywhere near as good as the first and it blew me away. I have never gotten around to seeing the third and I will be watching it very soon whether its pre-Christmas or just after because I am excited!! This is one of the best "for everybody" movies out there. Get it now for the family!! 9/10
May be the best trilogy of all time (by pmtelefon)
For some reason I didn't see "Santa Clause 2" for a long time. I saw both the first and the third movies in the theater. I watched those two on video many times before I really got the chance to sit down and watch this movie. I guess I still suffer from the results of the "Oh, God!" trilogy. "Oh, God" was really good. "Oh, God! You Devil" is one of my personal favorites. However, "Oh, God! Book ll" is not as good. "Book 2" is an okay time killer but nothing more. "Santa Clause 2" is the opposite. It's a very funny <more>
movie and very sweet movie The bad Santa in this movie is way badder than Billy Bod Thornton's "Bad Santa". I watch "SC2" ever year at Christmastime.
Took my little brother and sister. I think I enjoyed it even more than they did. Tim A. is always funny. He's likeable and you don't get tired of him after a while. The movie was not filled with tons of special effects. It also was not a overly "sweet" as most Christmas movies.
A Fun and Joyous Sequel that Improves from the Original, (by lesleyharris30)
The Santa Clause 2 is a great movie with a well developed storyline and a good cast.Tim Allen is back once again as Scott Calvin/Santa Claus and despite the eight year gap between this movie and the first Santa Clause,he steps right back in to this role very naturally,as if he never stopped playing him,and I think those few years gave him time to improve as an actor and do an even better job this time around,he is given a lot of emotional scenes,particularly between him and his love interest,and he shines in these parts,he's in practically every scene as he also plays the villain and it <more>
dosen't get annoying to see him constantly for most of the movie.I preferred this to the first one and I know people will disagree with me,but the original is very straight forward,in this there is a lot more adventure and there's a more joyous Christmas feel to it,I love all three Santa Clause movies as they were a big part of my childhood at Christmas time,but this one is certainly my favourite.Its obviously not perfect,but the Santa Clause 2 is entertaining and funny for the whole family and I would recommend it if you're looking for a good Christmas movie. Despite some very successful years as Santa Claus,Scott Calvin may have to give it all up unless he can find a woman to be his Mrs Claus. Best Performance: Tim Allen Worst Performance: Molly Shannon
Not my favorite installment of the series. A Rubber Santa Dictator? (by mike48128)
It looks a little better on repeated viewing. Like SC#3, it's just not as much fun. I hope they don't make a fourth one. The phony rubber Santa-clone is mean-spirited and there is no place in this series for that. Sure, not as bad as the turn-around in SC#1, which starts out very badly with the jolly old guy slipping off the roof and an unhappy fireman at "career day" at school. A hidden commercial for Ideal-Hasbro "retro" toys. Santa-clone is made of plastic? He looks like an angry dictator from WWII? Not appropriate at all, but it will go "over the <more>
heads" of most kids. Kind of a "shotgun" wedding as Carol has to save Christmas by marrying Scott Calvin, in-a-hurry! Liliana Mumy steals the show as "Lucy". An uneven script. Charlie grows into an un-cute delinquent. Parts I like involve the "Legendary Council" tooth fairy and "Comet & Chet" the baby-talking reindeer! However, the Scott and Carol courtship seems a bit rushed. Over the ending titles, Mrs. Claus is quite chunky. Apparently she joined North Pole "Weight Watchers" for Clause #3. Not shown as often on TV or cable as SC#1 and SC#3 for some of these reasons? The weak ending steals shamelessly from that tacky old Laurel & Hardy "March of the Wooden Soldiers" from the 1930's, with giant attacking clunky soldiers? A movie that apparently most reviewers are too young to have seen? Well, at least they didn't shoot them all down with "pop" guns, AK-47's or rocks! How unimaginative can you get? The Santa vs. SC fight is not fun to watch either. Even SC#3 is depressing with Martin Short as evil Jack Frost who tries to freeze up everything and turn The North Pole into a dismal version of Disneyland.