Arthur Christmas (2011)

arthur christmasDirector: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook

Writer: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Billy Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen


Plot: It is Christmas night; Santa has been working all night with his elves delivering presents all over the world. The deliveries are processed through a massive computer system run by one of Santa’s sons Steve and after the operation is complete everything seems to have gone well. After one present is found Santa’s other son Arthur goes on a wild ride with Grand Santa to deliver the last present.


Verdict: A good family Christmas film

Story: A very good story of believing in Christmas as well as showing how even a family like the Claus’ can be dysfunctional over the Christmas period. The story shows that however different your opinion is working together can get everything done correctly.(8/10)


Character Review: Arthur – Full of goodness a man who just wants to make sure everyone is happy and Christmas. Great character that is similar to Buddy in Elf you empowers the true meaning of Christmas. (9/10)


Character Review: Steve – The brother who is all about getting the job done even if it is only the statistics that say it is done correctly. Important character as is opposite to Arthur in the Christmas spirit side of things. (8/10)


Character Review: Santa – The figure all the kids love, but in this he is becoming tired and because of increase in children and extra help he gets from the elves. Not the best look at Santa but shows how important and inspirational he can be even to his own children. (7/10)


Character Review: Grandsanta – Past his prime but wants so badly to get one more night out, helps Arthur but at what cost using an old school slay he puts everything on the line for his own chance at fame again. A bonkers acting character provides some of the funniest scenes. (8/10)


Character Review: Bryong – An elf who is confident in her work and like Arthur wants to make sure Christmas happens for all the children in the world. Funniest character as well as a tough cookie. (9/10)


Director Review: Sarah Smith, Barry CookGreat direction throughout creating a very good Christmas story (8/10)


Comedy: Some funny moments but not enough. (7/10)

Family: Great family feel about the film. (9/10)

Animation: Great animations throughout. (9/10)

Chances of Tears: None (0/10)

Settings: Creates some very good settings all over the world. (9/10)

Suggestion: It is Christmas time and this is a great Christmas film so I would suggest everyone to watch this film. (Watch)


Best Part: Some of the elves are very funny

Action Scene of the Film: Chase through Toronto.

Funniest Scene: The bike ride through the town.

Oscar Chances: Didn’t get any nods.

Chances of Sequel: Potential could have something written but doesn’t really need one.


Overall: Great family Christmas film


Rating 86

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