Disney waited a long time to release “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” on DVD. Unfortunately, the movie is not worth the wait.
This is the second sequel to the original 1994 Disney hit and Tim Allen is back once again as jolly ol’ St. Nick. This time Santa’s role as the King of Christmas is threatened when Jack Frost (played by Martin Short) tries to take over.
Frost tricks Santa into using the “escape clause”, which all Santa’s can use when they don’t want the job anymore. This transports them (and us) back into the first movie, and to the scene when Allen’s character first became Santa. This time Frost puts on the big red suit. But, as you might guess, things don’t work out too well and Allen’s Santa must make a comeback and save the day.
Other holiday celebrities make appearances in the movie, including the Easter Bunny and Cupid. We even get to see Santa and Mrs. Claus’s first baby.
“The Santa Clause 3” is not as funny as the first two movies. And there isn’t much holiday cheer spread around. Heck, Frost hits Santa with a shovel! Not exactly the image I want for kids or parents during the holidays.
The movie is rated G. The look of the film is very good, especially Santa’s Snow Globe room, but overall I was rather disappointed.