Family Film: Arthur Christmas (U)
Aardman Animations clever and earnest holiday film is heartwarming, imaginative and surprisingly funny.
At Santa Claus’s super-secret toy-making facility, Mr. Claus entrusts his son, Arthur, to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.
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 centre 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.
Quirky characters, a witty script and inventive animation make this film a joyful frolic that is entertaining for all ages.
Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NB
Sat 18 Dec 2021