The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

2006 "'Twas the Fight Before Christmas..."
4.7| 1h38m| G| en| More Info
Released: 01 November 2006 Released
Producted By: Walt Disney Pictures
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Now that Santa and Mrs. Claus have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa.

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HeraldRae what a joke
Sexyloutak Absolutely the worst movie.
MusicChat It's complicated... I really like the directing, acting and writing but, there are issues with the way it's shot that I just can't deny. As much as I love the storytelling and the fantastic performance but, there are also certain scenes that didn't need to exist.
Neive Bellamy Excellent and certainly provocative... If nothing else, the film is a real conversation starter.
SnoopyStyle Pregnant Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell) is almost due, and she wishes for human contact. 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). Meanwhile, the Counsel of Legendary Figures is to judge Jack Frost (Martin Short) for all his wrongdoings. Santa decides to help out by letting him work as one of his helpers. Only Jack Frost schemes to take over Christmas by using the Escape Clause.The charms of the previous two installments are mostly gone. When North Pole gets remade into Canada, it just emphasized how fake it all is. In the other two, Tim Allen is running around trying to hide his identity from people who love him. In this one, the only people who don't know is Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin. They don't really love him, and there isn't that joy of discovery. That charm isn't here this time around.Also Bernard the Elf (David Krumholtz) isn't here this time. Curtis (Spencer Breslin) is now the head elf. The movie misses Bernard's attitude and energy. Although it's cute to see Abigail Breslin as one of the little elves. As for Jack Frost, he's alright as the bad guy but he's not funny. In fact, this movie isn't funny. There is a lack of joy. The only one with the wonder and excitement in her eyes is Liliana Mumy. Aside from her, there is too much tension. This movie just doesn't have the same feel.
kylehaines96 The film is about Scott Calvin played by Tim Allen Is informed that if he does not want to be Santa he can pass it on to another person. Jack Frost played by Martin Short is desperate to get it and in doing so destroys the workshop and goes back into Scotts Past and alters it so he can be Santa.While not as good as the first 2 entries this is still a film that I still recommend it because it is funny and a very good story but is really cliché when it comes to the ending. Oh Well. If you are a fan of Christmas and the first 2 films than give this one a watch.Rated G.1hr 32min/92min.***/****
Jackson Booth-Millard The first film was a good fun film to enjoy, the second time not so much so, and unfortunately this third instalment isn't any improvement, but I stuck with it to the end. Basically Santa Claus (Razzie nominated Tim Allen) aka Scott Calvin and his new wife pregnant Carol (Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell) are running the North Pole and the Elves efficiently and getting ready for the next oncoming Christmas. But a new problem crops up when the naughty Jack Frost (Razzie nominated Martin Short) has been causing trouble, and he is put on probation and it is up to Santa to keep an eye on him. Of course with presents needing to be made and wrapped this is not easy, and the Claus' are concentrating more on Carol's parents, the Newmans, father Bud (Alan Arkin) and mother Sylvia (Ann-Margret) coming to visit. While they come to the North Pole, fooled into thinking it is Canada, and Scott's ex-wife Laura (Wendy Crewson), his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) and Laura's husband Neil Miller (Beverly Hills Cop's Judge Reinhold) are hanging round too, Jack Frost is ready to cause more trouble. He knows he can finally get some recognition he craves by becoming the new Santa Claus, and he knows that the hall of snow shakers hides the one that can change the past and future. 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. They return to the present day in the alternative world, where Scott is thin and brown haired working in his office like he used to, and the North Pole is advertised as a theme park attraction with Jack as the new Santa Claus to run the show. 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. So they go back twelve years again, and Scott stops Jack shouting again to watch the past Scott shout and the future restore itself, just in time for Christmas Eve and delivery time, for his baby too. Also starring The Cat in the Hat's Spencer Breslin as Curtis, Liliana Mumy as Lucy Miller, Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin as Trish, Art LaFleur as Tooth Fairy, Kevin Pollak as Cupid, Aisha Tyler as Mother Nature, Jay Thomas as Easter Bunny, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Michael Dorn as Sandman and Peter Boyle as Father Time. Allen is still alright as the lead, Short is pretty annoying as the bad guy, the inclusion of Arkin doesn't add to much, the story is slightly better than the last, there are small laughs and Christmas fun, but as a whole it is a silly seasonal family fantasy comedy. It was nominated the Razzie for Worst Excuse for Family Entertainment, Worst Prequel or Sequel and Worst Screen Couple for Allen and Short. Okay!
avalonlove_love We saw this years ago on DVD and it has got to be the worst of the entire franchise it IS the worst! Basically Santas wife Mrs Clause is about to have a baby yadda yadda yadda Jack Frost comes into the picture there's a horrible It's A Wonderful Life ripoff where he sees what it would be like if he was not Santa Claus.The entire movie was abysmal boring like getting your teeth drilled without the novocaine basically. I understand that Christmas movies are normally heart-warming sweet and touching.But seriously this movie was TOO sweet it made me gag through most of it it was like being bombarded by gumdrops and cotton candy as it devoured me.The acting was awful everyone involved the ending was as stupid and cutesy as it could possibly get .Ugh even writing about this travesty of a Christmas movie makes me gag .I had such high expectations for the third one too and it let me down big time.My entire family was bored to death my mom even fell asleep during it so did my dad.Tim Allen looked angry bitter and bored throughout the entire movie the kids were extremely grating and couldn't act at all especially that red haired girl who played his niece in the film.It stinks I can't give this less then 1-star but since I can't this will have to do even though it deserves a -10.Oh and pay attention throughout the movie there is absolutely no chemistry with anyone just forced unfunny stale boring deliveries over and over again. The reindeer fart jokes by the way NOT FUNNY talk about lame .