Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) live action, movie – USA

santa claus conquers the martians
comedy, family, sci fi
director: Nicholas Webster
writers: Glenville Mareth, Paul L Jacobson
starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora

The children of Mars have been obsessed with Earth programs, especially ones about Santa. This becomes worrisome, so Kimar, the leader of the martians, seeks guidance from Chochem, an 800-year-old elder, afterwards deciding that the best thing they can do for their children is to kidnap Santa Claus. Along the way, to help them find the real Santa Claus, they kidnap two Earth children, Betty and Billy. Voldar however, doesn’t want the Earth children or Santa near Mars as he doesn’t want the Mars children influenced.

It was interesting, but not as funny as I expected. It had a couple funny parts, like the polar bear that shows up, or the alien that thinks he’s Burt Reynolds. The music in it made me want to watch Austin Powers and the laughing made me want to high. The aliens weren’t very alien.

I’d probably give it about 2/10 for creativity, and about 5-6/10 overall. So, certainly not something I’d recommend, but not something that’s so horrible I’d tell you to avoid it at all cost.

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