The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a cold end to this unnecessary Christmas trilogy. While the trailers seemed to promise a festive adventure through an upside down world where Scott Calvin never became Santa, it couldn’t be more deceptive. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is actually about wacky in-law antics. When Carol’s parents come to the North Pole to meet their son-in-law. Not knowing he’s Santa Claus. Jack Frost is a main character, but he’s just sort of hanging out through most of it. When he does hear about the new clause, he devises a plan to steal the coat from the first movie. Then almost like an afterthought, Jack Frost becomes Santa and turns the North Pole into a theme park. Scott stops him and it’s over as soon as it begins. Since most of the actors are older, Curtis is now the Head Elf and Lucy is now the central kid. The jokes are way less funny and it’s obvious Tim Allen is just doing this for a paycheck now. The only actor who seems to be having fun is Martin Short as Jack Frost. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is an unfortunate downfall for this otherwise cheery trilogy.
Preceded by: The Santa Clause 2