StevenF Review of Get Santa

Movies made for the holidays tend to be either cartoons or faith-based, not that there is anything wrong with that but they don’t interest me. Get Santa (released December 12, 2014) does not fall under either of these categories. It is a fun movie about an ex-convict father and his son who help Santa save Christmas. Why Santa needs their help is the crux of the movie. It is a British film, so if you find reindeer farts and reindeer pellets funny, you’ll be sure to like this film.

The acting was very good. Santa is played by Jim Broadbent, a famous British actor whose films I enjoy. Kit Connor (Tom) is a decent child actor and plays well with Rafe Spall as his father. Some people may feel that the story isn’t very logical, but it is only a Christmas story that doesn’t necessarily require logic, just entertainment value. Get Santa, as far as I am concerned, appeals to children and adults. The one thing that is a bit unnecessary is the British obsession with farts. Its funny the first time, but it has limited appeal. At least the elves weren’t animated as they were in another Christmas movie which was reviewed earlier this week.

This may not be a perfect Christmas movie, but it is one of the better ones I have seen. Most of the actors did a good job and the story line was well-paced. This definitely has my recommendation as worth watching with the whole family. I give this 4 stars out of 5 and may consider buying it for my collection.

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2 thoughts on “StevenF Review of Get Santa

  1. Remmy Meggs

    Oh, my word. Your Santa Clause story originated with the Lap people, who actually dress as elves and “Santa” By the way they do not pretend to be Santa or the elves, but their formal festival clothing is where we get the basis for the fur, red and white etc. at their festivals year round. I know, I met some of these people while at a pow-wow in Michigan.

    The original story of Sinter Klaus is not what you think (see the movie Rare Exports made by the Fin’s, from the original story) However this was an enjoyable movie and the father is well played, a choice between a day with his son or prison for several years, which would YOU choose?

    I am sure the Queen of England laughed at the fart scenes as well. Heaven help the English the fart jokes were wickedly not funny. It must be the Anglo-Saxon background. Like I said, I liked the movie but I will not buy it, too many farts to make up for a lack of action scenes. Then again, my best friend for the last eighteen years and his little brother will love this movie and laugh all the way through it, saying there are enough farts in the movie for them. (They are English)

  2. PaulM

    This was a funny movie and yes I did laugh at the farting 😛
    I thought the story was original but a little confusing at times but still enjoyable. They definitely did cater for an English audience though as I am sure others wouldn’t find the humour as funny.

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