The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause ★½ 2006 (G)
Tim Allen returns to beat a dead reindeer in this pointless sequel. Reprising his role as Scott/Santa, he's faced with a pregnant Mrs. Claus (Mitchell) and an uprising by Jack Frost (Short), who wants to turn the North Pole into Upper Vegas. Forced to deal with a visit by his in-laws (Arkin, Margret) and toy sabotage by Frost, he contemplates quitting his seasonal job. The anti-commercialism message is a little hypocritical for a movie that could have been called “Beclause We Want More of your Dough.” 91m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Martin Short, Spencer Breslin, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, Liliana Mumy, Alan Arkin, Ann Margret; Cameos: Kevin Pollak, Jay Thomas, Peter Boyle, Aisha Tyl er; D: Michael Lembeck; W: Edward Decter, John J. Strauss; C: Robbie Greenberg; M: George S. Clinton.