Santa Clause 2, The
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

This comedy-fantasy sequel to the 1994 SANTA CLAUSE movie, brings back much of the same cast lead by Tim Allen. Scott Calvin, a divorced father, took over the duties of Santa Claus at the North Pole and for eight years things have run smoothly. His elves think Scott is the best Santa yet. But trouble appears when his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), living with his mother and step-father back in Scotts hometown, is misbehaving in school and lands on Santas naughty list. Not only that, but Scott also seems to be loosing some of his Santa magic. Once again, Scotts officially informed of the Missus Clause that will end his Santa job unless he gets married soon. To keep things running at the North Pole, he makes a Santa clone to take over his job temporarily. Scott takes off on his magical sleigh to attend to Charlies school problems and possibly find a wife. Sure enough, hes drawn to Charlies stern, but attractive, school principal, Carol Newman (Elizabeth Mitchell). But back at the North Pole, Scotts clone is wreaking havoc with his harsh treatment of the elves, who threaten a strike. All these activities are chuck full of Allens humorous antics and quips, as well as other colorful characters and comical events.

Although this sequel doesnt quite live up to the magic and humor of the original film, it still makes for a fun holiday outing destined to be another favorite. And just like the original, this sequel is good family fun unpolluted by foul language, crude sexual content or intense violence. A wacky reindeer passes gas and Scotts clone develops a toy soldier army, which treats the elves in a rough manner. But these are fairly mild and not frightening. With plenty of family values, SANTA CLAUSE 2 is a treat for the whole family

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Distributor: Walt Disney Co., 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521John Evans

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Few times Mild and moderate (Toy soldiers treat elves in rough manner; men scuffle)
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Father and son have good relationship; teenager paints graffiti on school walls; reindeer passes gas; tender romantic relationship; family values portrayed.
Running Time: 98 minutes
Intended Audience: Family - ages 5 and older.

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