Santa Hunters (2014) starring Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde, Mace Coronel, Laya DeLeon Hayes directed by Savage Steve Holland Movie Review

Santa Hunters (2014)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Santa Hunters (2014) starring Benjamin Flores Jr., Breanna Yde, Mace Coronel, Laya DeLeon Hayes

The Santa Files

In Pinebrooke young Alex (Benjamin Flores Jr.) inherited a family heirloom one Christmas when his Uncle Charlie (Kelly Perine) gave him Santa's pipe which he found when he was a child by the side of the family Christmas tree. With his class mocking him when he brings Santa's pipe to show and tell he enlists the help of his friends to prove that Santa is real. After various failed attempts they trick their parents by pretending to be fast asleep and sneak out on Christmas Eve with various traps and surveillance systems set about getting evidence that he is real but in doing so threatening Christmas for everyone.

When I was a little kid if I wanted to get evidence that Santa was real I had to try and stay awake so I could hear the sound of reindeer hooves on the roof, life would have been so much easier if I had the gadgetry which these young children have at their disposal with wireless web cams, remote controlled drones and night vision goggles. Anyway "Santa Hunters" is the sort of Christmas entertainment perfect for young children who still try to stay up late at night on Christmas Eve to see Santa and even do things like leaving simple traps to gain proof. Oh and it is also perfect for those who enjoy the antics which came about because of "Home Alone" movies with traps and so on, although a much lighter version.

The thing is that there isn't a great deal more to say about "Santa Hunters" as it is made for young children and so has that unsubtle, over the top acting style which works for its intended audience. That does mean it is a bit annoying for grown ups who find themselves having to watch it with children even if it does at least nudge them to remember what it is like to be young and innocent with an ability to believe without the need of proof. Plus of course as with all these sorts of movies the children get to learn a lesson along the way.

What this all boils down to is that "Santa Hunters" is fun for young children who believe in Santa. Just a word of warning; keep an eye on their toys come Christmas eve as they may end up having ideas to do with booby traps.

Tags: TV Christmas Movies, Santa Claus, Christmas Movies