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One of the best family films to come down the pike this year, and not just because this year has also brought us The Nut Job and Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
Viewers unencumbered by nostalgia will probably see this zippy, occasionally funny movie as no more frantic or pop-culture-addled than the average multiplex fodder.
The 6-year-old I watched it with summed it up perfectly: "It starts out fun but then it's kinda sad and scary. And sorta boring, too."
All the series' wholesomeness has been sucked dry not only by the script's lifelessness, but also by the shift from traditional stop-motion animation to cost-effective CGI.
There's a smattering of adult friendly humour, but Postman Pat: The Movie is aimed at the littlies.
Since Simon Cowell and his talent shows are already over-exposed on TV, it's a real shame that Postman Pat's producers have rubber-stamped such a contrived storyline at the expense of originality.
Return to sender.
Simply adorable...Plenty of digs at celebrity culture (including great use of Peter Gabriel's Big Time), TV and the film itself spice up a sweet, message-strong story, directed by American Mike Disa (Hookwinked).
As children's entertainment, [it] is pretty wretched. Character designs are rudimentary, plot points are set up and never paid off, and halfway through the closing musical number the animators appear to forget that Pat is meant to be moving his lips.
There's a TV talent quest, an ambitious efficiency expert, an army of postman robots and an endearing protagonist worth rooting for. It's a colourful adventure filled with charm and humour that the whole family will love
Cute British adventure should make little ones laugh.
The script is a chaotic morass of mixed intentions, often forsaking what would really appeal to a young child in favor of cynical attempts to keep their parents awake.
My sons first trip to the cinema and I couldn't of asked for a better film for him, As a child I loved Postman Pat so taking my son to see one of my childhood favorites at the cinema was an amazing experience, I spent more time looking at my sons reaction than the film itself, But the film itself was ok nothing great but kids will love it, A fun film but it went in a different direction plot wise to what we expected, It's predictable but who cares, Adults will enjoy the soundtrack more than anything, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version, A good family film what kids will love and adults will enjoy (Sort of).
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