With christmas so soon, figured I would do a review of a christmas film to get into the spirit of things!
I've been to see Arthur Christmas twice now in the cinema because I found it definitely lifted my spirits and that I loved the film. I have always loved what Aardman creates and this is no exception!
The film starts with a letter written by a young girl to Santa about what she would like for christmas and how her friends don't believe that he's real. The letter is read and responded to by Arthur. The story then progressed to show Santa delivering all the presents while being assisted by Elves. After the mission is complete they realise that a child has been missed and has nothing to wake up to. Its only wen Arthur goes back to find who wanted the lost present, that he discovers it was from the young girl in the beginning. Arthur being the loveable character that he is, goes out of his way to deliver the present to her.
I think the storyline is very beautifully written, it has the 'hero' that is Arthur and shows how even as the son of Santa he still believes in the magic that is christmas! It all reflects the family time at christmas and brings together this animated family. The animation is truly seemless and very spectular! From the creation of Arthur, to the Elves and the funny flying animals in Africa.
If you have children they will absolutely love this, but it's definitely a family film. Also if your an adult still go, it is truly a special christmasy film!