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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
I can't wait until Christmas time rolls around so I can watch this! Thank goodness I have it on DVD because none of the channels want to air it anymore. I think all involved with this movie (cast and crew) thought they made a great movie when in actuality it's AWFUL. But that's what makes it so hilarious to watch! It's so bad it's good!
santa claus conquers the martians .
- thomas cianc
this is one of the finest 'family' films ever made. a must see, each holiday season. i cant fathom why this little gem of a movie is always trashed by all the so called 'critics'! its a true piece of pure 1960s nostalgia. there is widespread depression amongst the children of mars and the adults dont know why. they have been watching earth tv broadcasts streaming through space featuring santa claus at his north pole workshop, creating toys with the promise of holiday joy for youngsters. the martian leader 'kimar' and his council chiefs summon 'chochem' the ancient one of mars. he explains that they have 'no' true children on mars, but kids with adult minds. computers are attached to their brains while in their cradles and by the time they can walk they are essentially adults. theyve never played or learned to have fun, now they are rebelling. 'chochem' explains they must let the children be children again. 'we need a santa claus on mars'. and with that, the martians rocket to earth with the intention of kidnapping santa for their own planet/children. along the way santa and two earth children are kidnapped and brought to the red planet. in the end, the kindness and love that santa exudes is felt all over mars, making them rethink their plans. santa chooses his 'successor' dropo [a comical martian] to take his place on mars and equips him with a state of the art toy factory. santa and the earth kids say their goodbyes to kimar, momar and their kids and board a rocket for earth. they will make it home for christmas eve. as the song says 'hooray for santy claus'!
I finally watched this again after about twenty years or so. Yes, the sets are very bad, and yes the effects are non-existent, but.... This is one of those movies that is so awful and cheap, that it is actually a fun watch. The important thing to remember is that you are not watching Gone With The Wind. You must be in the right frame of mind to enjoy such a film. The message (such as it is) is a good one: let children enjoy being children. This is better holiday fare than any of the made-for-Lifetime-tv-lonely-hearts movies, as they are not campy fun and more artificial!! Revel in the badness and allow yourself some holiday nonsense, after all isn't Christmas stressful enough? (As an added bonus, look for the 1960s fashions under the costumes!!)
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians(1964)
Embarrasing. Yes, so poorly made that it even insulted us, the children of the 1960's. Dumbed down to the demographics of the derivatives of Forrest Gump , Writers Glenville Mareth and Paul L. Jacobson must have been down to their last bit if scotch and/or welfare checks when they created this Masterpiece of Garbage. What were they thinking ? Maybe they watched "Call Me B'wana?", and decided to take it out on the kids... Whatever, you know you are in trouble when the smartest person in the film has the name of "Dorpo." He is the kind of person you expect to get involved in a philosophical debate with Gilligan and Goober. Santa is needed on Mars, why, because the children there are REALLY screwed up, yes it is science fiction. Do I need say more...Watch if you are down to your last bit of scotch, or a bit of undigested potato... 1 star for Milton DeLugg , he gets credit for the song,"Hooray For Santy Claus."