Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
- This is a classic example of a bad movie. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" does everything wrong that concerns film production. The acting is terrible, the dialogue is terrible, and more importantly, the special effects are terrible. Yet it's enjoyably cheesy. When you watch it for the first time, you can't help but laugh at what is going on in the film. Oh, it's bad all right, but rest assured, you can get a chuckle here and there. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is a bad movie, but it is definitely worth viewing.
The story is that the children of Mars have become depressed and have not experienced any fun whatsoever. So the Martians come to Earth and kidnap Santa Claus to bring joy and laughter back to the planet. That's pretty much it.
"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is just as silly and stupid as it may seem. The story is executed poorly. Santa Claus does not conquer the Martians, he only brings joy and happiness to the planet. The dialogue is terrible as it sounds like the actors are forcing it out of their mouths. Oh the acting; it's as bland and awful as it can get. There is no effort or amount of seriousness into the movie from the actors. There's even a moment at the beginning of the film where you can clearly tell that there is someone inside a polar bear and a robot suit.
Speaking of the special effects, everything looks fake. Take the aforementioned robot and polar bear; they are so cheap, it looks like you can see the actor inside the suit. Yes, this movie was made on a low budget, but come on, at least put some effort into the production. In fact, most of the costumes look like they were bought at a custume store. The use of stock footage is cliched and the actual effects look like they were made out of cardboard. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is a notoriously bad movie.
Yet it's friggin' hilarious! This is one of those movies you just need to see to believe, and laugh at the absurdity of it all.
In conclusion, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" is bad, but you will still get a laugh for what it's worth.
Yes I know it's past Christmas, but this is just in time for the Razzies!