Sunday, November 13, 2011
Starring: (voices) Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Delta Goodrem.
Genre: Animated, Family
Santa's Apprentice is being marketed as a "heart warming, animated adventure for the whole family". We follow the adventures of Nicholas, a seven year old Australian orphan, who because of his name and his pure heart, is chosen by Santa to become his apprentice.
To be completely honest, I did not enjoy this one bit. From the moment I smacked my eyes on the archaic animation, I was underwhelmed. The dialogue is corny and I know it's a kid's movie, but my four year old was bored shitless during this. For comparison, he loved The Smurfs and was much better behaved in the cinema. It seems they made this on a shoestring budget, for the voice cast is unimpressive and I just don't think there is any justification for the crappy animation displayed here, given the current technology available in this field. We have come so much further than this! I was disappointed, and honestly, I'm glad this was a short movie and I got to see previews for Arthur Christmas and Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked before the feature.