The Santa Clause 2 (2002) – Film-a-Day 358

Having seen the first Santa Clause many times, I was surprised that I didn’t even know there was a second film (and a third which I will review tomorrow). However, shortly after putting it on I found out why I hadn’t heard of this film, as it has none of the charm or magic of the first film and is instead just TV movie quality emotionalist drivel.

Santa Clause 2

The positives of The Santa Clause 2 are as follows: Judge Reinhold still has hideous jumpers, Tim Allen does a Buzz Lightyear impression as he plays a robot clone of himself. That’s it. Those are the only two moments in this entirely pointless sequel that got any sort of reaction from me that was above a yawn. Everything about this film from the opening to the end is just a complete waste of time and effort.

When a sequel to a film takes more than two or three years to happen it’s always a concern, as more often than not it usually means the studio are just looking for an easy way to make money. This is clearly the case with The Santa Clause 2 which uses a forced plot to try and continue a franchise that didn’t need continuing.  \

Santa Clause 2

Before watching this film I was quite happy knowing that Tim Allen was Santa and that all was fine with the world, so his re-appearance was just not needed at all. Particularly when it is so lazily written and shoddily performed by everyone. In my review of The Santa Clause I praised Tim Allen for his performance, however, after watching this film I almost want to take that praise back.

It is rare that I hate a film from start to finish but The Santa Clause 2 is a film that I did. I wish it had never been made and I really really wanted it to stop every second of its runtime. During this film-a-day challenge, I’ve seen some bad films but this has to be up there with the very worst.

2/10

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Jacob Williams

Also known as J, Jake, Big J, Shakey Jake, Jacumba da Cucumba, Obi-wan Jakobi, Goggles and Curly. Currently undergoing a Film-a-Day challenge and working on a time travel feature film.

Jacob Williams

Also known as J, Jake, Big J, Shakey Jake, Jacumba da Cucumba, Obi-wan Jakobi, Goggles and Curly. Currently undergoing a Film-a-Day challenge and working on a time travel feature film.

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