Excerpt: Each year around this period we find an annual Christmas release and this year that’s Sony’s Arthur Christmas from the hand of Aardman who previously gave us Wallace & Gromit as well as Chicken Run.
Summary: I love this little movie. It feels destined to become a Christmas classic. One that kids will want to watch year after year, and parents won't mind because there are just as many jokes in there for them as there are for the little ones.
Summary: 'Arthur Christmas - 3D' is a delightful family film about a young man whose true passion in life is bringing joy and happiness to the good children of the world through the true magic of Santa Claus.
Summary: Ultimately, how much you enjoy “Arthur Christmas” will come down to how you react to the military aspect, and whether you think the razzle-dazzle animation is enough to compensate for a plot that can feel a little too familiar.
Conclusion: Arthur Christmas takes a stab at answering all of the usual Santa Claus questions -- does he exist, how does he deliver presents, how does he keep it all organized, how many elves are there, what does he do when he retires, who takes over for him after all the years -- and approaches them all with...
REVIEW: Arthur Christmas Overrides Ugly Digital Animation with Charm, Wit and Verve
27 August 2012
Excerpt: To dispatch with the pleasantries and get straight to the but : Arthur Christmas favors the late-century style of computer animation that turns characters into smooth, plasticky dirigibles, adding a Made-in-China cello-skin to faces and scenery alike and vacuum-sealing the works for maximum digital...
Excerpt: It's hard to make a good and original Christmas movie, but damn near impossible to put a fresh spin on Santa, his elves or the North Pole. We live in a world in which Vince Vaughn played Santa's slacker brother and there were two sequels to The Santa Clause ; you'd think everything hip or new to be...