I’m glad to see they stopped this short franchise of holiday movies with this last sequel, because The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is by far the weakest of the stories. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been doing this job for quite some time now, and his Mrs. Claus is running a school for young elves at the North Pole. The kids want to know why Mr. Claus seems a bit stressed, and she tells them a story of the last Christmas past, and how things came to be like they are. Read more...(609 words, 107 images, estimated 2:26 mins reading time)
The Rocketeer was and is a tribute to the movie matinee reels of the past. A time when going to the movies was an adventure and an outing for the whole family and would last for several hours. This film captures that passion and patriotism of the past and serves it up to you in a thrilling action packed adventure.
This film is based in part on the comic book art of Dave Stevens who best known for his Bettie Page Comics as well as Elvira’s House Of Mystery. Since this is a Disney film we do not get all of the sexy and sexual overtones that are in Dave’s work but they do show off the women in this film as you would expect them to be in the late 1930’s. The director Joe Johnston was able to take the script for this film and turn it into a love letter to the past. A love of high adventure with futuristic fun where the good guy always gets the girl in the end. It is a shame that more films of this type were not done. You might know some of Johnston other work, Jumanji, Jarassic Park II, Hilalgo and others. He is also directing the upcoming Captain America film slated for this year, 2011. Just another reason to see another film from his past. Read more...(539 words, 38 images, estimated 2:09 mins reading time)