The Santa Clause 2

Movies from Film Forum, 11/07/02Santa is the box office champion this week at your local theaters, and it's not even mid-November yet. Tim Allen reprises his role as that jolly old elf in The Santa Clause 2, a sequel to the smash holiday comedy of 1994.Religious media critics are making the usual criticisms about Santa overshadowing Jesus during the holiday season. About the film itself, they say this installment in the franchise is funnier than the first, but others complain that the film's message goes against everything the nature of the holiday's namesake.Phil Boatwright (Movie Reporter) writes, "The Santa Clause 2 outshines its predecessor. It is a true delight … a nice lesson about faith."But others see a problem. Steven D. Greydanus (Decent Films) argues, "The film actually suggests...

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Jan 1st 2002
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