THE PLOT THUS FAR
Santa is on the run from the ruthless Gerold Geronimus Goblynch and his army of nutcrackers who have outlawed all of the old magical ways and have transformed the bright and peaceful Christmas world into a dark and hostile place, governed by greed and money.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“When Santa Fell to Earth” is like a weird take on “Santa Claus: The Movie”. I thought that film was odd as hell when I was 4 and I don’t think much more of this film. That being said, it’s odd enough to win over kids for the Holidays. After fighting an army of Nutcracker soldiers, the kids have to find a way to get Santa back. There is a lot of terrible CG and questionable acting, but this is the material that you want your kids watching. Otherwise, they’re going to be getting on the Internet and snapchatting.
Santa Claus is such an odd figure when it comes to film. No one has a definitive take on the character due to its appropriation around the globe. However, it seems like the Coca Cola era trappings keep returning again and again. A shared visage isn’t enough to support a story, but it will help universally command your child to shut up and watch something while the adults drink away their Holiday debts. That sounds very dark, but that’s the America we’re in now. Hell, it might be worth sitting down a few egg nog drunk adults to watch it with the kiddies.
The DVD comes with a trailer and a photo gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for the release. The transfer is pretty strong for standard definition. The same goes for the Dolby 5.1 surround track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents of young kids.
RELEASE DATE: 10/14/2014