Movie: Arthur Christmas 3D

By admin
06 December 2011

Animated comedy.

Voices: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie.

Director: Sarah Smith.

PG.

Opens 9 December.

Rating: 3/5

What’s it about?

Ever wondered how Santa Claus (Broadbent) manages to deliver millions of presents in one night to so many kids? The answer lies in his hi-tech operation.

But what happens when they skip one kid? Santa’s son Arthur (McAvoy) jumps in!

Who will enjoy it?

Anyone who loves Christmas! This is a no-holds-barred, exhilarating frolic to put you in the right frame of mind for the festive season – and to give you breathing space before Tintin opens next week.

The animation, by Britain’s famed Aardman Animations film studio, is immaculate. It’s like watching a chocolate box-painting and a singing Christmas card combined into one stirring swoop.

You’ll find yourself marvelling at the extraordinarily colourful pictures (and in 3D the colours seem enhanced and the animation even sharper) while chuckling at the chaos of one madcap Christmas night.

This enchanting comedy is somewhat different to the many other Christmas movies you might have encountered, where the same tired old story is told in the same way.

This one has more spunk, more innovative storytelling and a brighter style than anything experienced recently. And the voice artists excel, especially McAvoy and Nighy as Grandsanta. With such a stellar cast and skilled director this Christmas tale is set to bowl over mom, dad and the kids.

This is a seamless, picture-perfect popcorn movie for the entire family. Take a break from the non-stop festivities to enjoy this Christmas tale – it will brighten your life and make you believe in Santa again.

Similar films

Elf, The Polar Express.

Popcorn fact

Hugh Laurie is best known for playing a cynical doctor with a limp named House in the TV series of the same name – he complains his leg now hurts even off-set!

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