Written May 04, 2016
I really really liked this movie. It was more exciting than I thought it was going to be, and more bad***, too. The whimsical holiday stuff was nicely balanced with humor and action, to the point where nothing felt super forced. For a movie ABOUT the imagination and believing in magic, it never felt too hamfisted or underdeveloped.
Written October 28, 2016
Wow, this was a great movie! I took my 9-year old and she literally sat on the edge of her seat the whole time. The entire FULL theater started cheering and clapping at the end; it was really wonderful. The story was incredibly meaningful and special and totally topped off the "belief" meter in my child, something I was worried about this Christmas at her age. Kids grow up so fast these days. Maybe now we'll get through this season with Santa intact for at least another year!
Written March 24, 2017
Great Animation, great voice characterizations, story was average and predictable, fun characters and situations. Perfectly NOT scary but suspenseful and appropriate for younger kids as well as tweens. 3D was especially pretty.
Written September 29, 2016
For a group ages 7 - 50+ years old to be able to make reference to the jokes as well as special effects - the movie effectively creates a fairy tale with a nod to the real world. Put our group in the":holiday spirit" - lovely family film
Written October 27, 2016
I took two 8 year old boys to this movie and they loved it. I thought it was very good as well. I wouldn't advise taking small children as it might tend to scare them a little. The 3D effects were very well done.