Bernard, a lowly stable elf responsible for cleaning the reindeer's stables is forced to travel through time in order to save Christmas from the invading army commandoes taking over the North Pole. Bernard must convince any elf that will be believe him that the invading forces are coming as he races through time (using Santa's secret time travelling sleigh) to save Santa and the secret of Christmas! Only Bernard can stop the evil antagonist Neville Baddington who is determined to steal Santa's secrets for himself!
Saving Santa is a 3D adventure (also available in 2D at selected cinemas) from Kaleidoscope Entertainment and Gateway Films starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Love Actually) as Bernard the elf and Tim Conway (McHale's Navy, Spongebob Squarepants) as Santa, promising to be the animated Christmas adventure of the year!
Due for release November 29th (UK) Saving Santa is the directorial debut by acclaimed animator Leon Joosen (The Little Mermaid, Space Jam) and Editor Aaron Seelman (Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back) and written by Tony Nootage (story) and Ricky Roxburn (screenplay).
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Even the teen hormones that live in all us guys are squashed by this one. Jolie, trying to play our heroine Lady Lara Croft as sexy and supercool, just looks mildly amused by the goings-on. I half expected her to check her watch while on camera, searching for lunch or a better project. [Never underestimate crafty film editing. -Ed.]
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About 50 minutes into "Tomb Raider" the plot abruptly ends -- there's literally no reason for the movie to continue -- but not a single character notices.
Video game vixen Lara Croft -- that curvaceous, gun-slinging archeologist honey perfectly embodied here by Angelina Jolie -- is trying to recover two halves of an ancient artifact that can control time itself. She's has to find them before a secret clan of gristly bad guys does, because if the whole thing falls into the wrong hands it could be used for evil, blah, blah, blah.
Around this 50-minute mark Lara gets her hands on one half of the artifact, but for all her supposed smarts, she's too thick to figure out that all she has to do is destroy that one half to render the artifact powerless and save the world.
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Having apparently learned nothing from the first "Tomb Raider" movie, in this sequel, subtitled "The Cradle of Life," videogame-spawned pneumatic archeologist/adventuress Lara Croft makes another stupid, fundamental mistake with another dangerous antediluvian object that could result in the end of the world as we know it.
In the 2001 movie, two halves of an ancient-treasure time machine were being sought by leathery bad guys with evil ambitions. Croft (Angelina Jolie) gets her hands on one half in the third reel, and if she'd just had the common sense to destroy it, the threat -- and the movie -- would have been over in less than an hour.
This time around she recovers a golden orb that projects a holographic map to the hiding place of Pandora's Box -- yes, the one in the Greek myth that released all pain, suffering and evil into the world -- from a run-of-the-mill billionaire-scientist villain (Ciaran Hinds) who plans to create an unstoppable biological weapon using the box's contents and auction it off to the highest-bidding rogue state or terrorist. (Nevermind that the terrorists plan to create a viral apocalypse that will destroy civilization, thus rendering all his money worthless.)
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