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Arthur Christmas (D: Sarah Smith, 2011) - Voices of McAvoy, Laurie, Broadbent, Nighy



Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
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Just saw this, and it's not about Arthur the Aardvark--it's an Aardman picture, which always wins points with me. Fun concept, definite big-screen picture--I enjoyed it a lot.
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Re: Arthur Christmas (D: Sarah Smith, 2011) - Voices of McAvoy, Laurie, Broadbent, Ni

I'll go ahead and admit that I like most of the Aardman productions (mainly from the Wallace and Gromit realm), but transfer that animation sensibility from claymation-ish techniques to CGI animation, you still get a visually fun and interesting film about the logistics of being Santa Claus, and how does he manage to deliver all those toys around the world in just one night.

But, I think it won't play as well to kids, as the scenes elicit grins, more than laughs for most of the film, so I don't know what the word of mouth will be for it, but I enjoyed it for the most part.

I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.
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Re: Arthur Christmas (D: Sarah Smith, 2011) - Voices of McAvoy, Laurie, Broadbent, Ni

For a classy Britpic, the Justin Bieber song almost ruined it for me
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Re: Arthur Christmas (D: Sarah Smith, 2011) - Voices of McAvoy, Laurie, Broadbent, Ni

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
For a classy Britpic, the Justin Bieber song almost ruined it for me
but even the 3D for the Bieber song wasn't even that good.

now regarding the movie, what a hoot, I was trying to see all the clever Aardman visual jokes which were many. I liked the check list of Steve's: 'Take over Empire' and the brief cameo of 'Shaun the Sheep' (in toy form)

and I liked the fact that the Santa myth made him that it was a lineage of men, not this mythical immortal character that many X-mas themed movies perceive him to be. While the basic premise of the movie was well done for the trailer, I thought the overall movie was way better - and there were enough adult-geared jokes for me to laugh at.
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Re: Arthur Christmas (D: Sarah Smith, 2011) - Voices of McAvoy, Laurie, Broadbent, Ni

Yeah I found this to be an enjoyable Christmas movie, not sure whether it will be a yearly thing, but it was good.

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