Thursday, December 25, 2014

Saving Santa (2013)

Number Rolled: 6
Movie Name/Year: Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Children & Family
Length: 83 minutes
Rating: TV-G
Affiliated Companies: Gateway Films, Prana Animation Studios, The Weinstein Company
Executive Producer: Nathan Baggett, Terry Byrne, Mike Diamond, Nicola Fenn, Brian Gray, Chris Howard, Max Howard, Martin Hughes, Tony Jimenez, John Kennedy, Lord Kirkham, Frank Mannion, Paul McKeon, Chris Rokos, Anil Samani, Nia Syson, Presley Warner, Mike Watson
Director: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Writer: Tony Nottage, Ricky Roxburgh
Actors: Newell Alexander, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Conway, Tim Curry, Holly Dorff, Pam Ferris, Martin Freeman, Nicholas Guest, Ashley Tisdale, Tom Baker

Bernard D. Elf wants to be an inventor. He’s got his heart set on creating the next big thing for Santa. However, he’s more accident prone than anything else, and Christmas this year is going to have enough issues.

There’s a little discrepancy as to whether or not Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain USA, The Beeps) was really in this movie. IMDB lists him as an actor in it, but with the same part as Tim Conway and I’m not exactly sure how that works. Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Storage 24, Centurion) is an actor from Doctor Who, though, which amuses me because of all the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey going on in this film.

Despite the time-jumping, I found Saving Santa to be a little generic. Even with that belief, it was kind of adorable and the music was catchy.

I probably wouldn't watch Saving Santa again. At least, not alone; I might watch it with a child. There was much less appeal for someone of my age than some of the other animated kid’s films floating around Netflix.

Cute for Christmas, cute for kids, not terrible in general but far from amazing.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 38%

Netflix’s Prediction for Me – 3.3/5
Trust-the-Dice Score2.5/5

The Random Rating: PG

P.S. There’s an extra scene after the first part of the credits.

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