Film review: Swallows and Amazons is an old-fashioned adventure for children

In these days of special effects- driven blockbusters and graphic R-rated video games, Swallows and Amazons cannot really compete – and it does not want to. While it does deliver an action sequence in the finale, featuring boats and a seaplane, kids … Continue reading Film review: Swallows and Amazons is an old-fashioned adventure for children

British family adventure ‘Swallows and Amazons’ awkwardly pines for simpler times

If anyone gets swept up in “Swallows and Amazons ,” a kids’ adventure with an unapologetically old-fashioned Bobbsey Twins vibe, it will be very young moviegoers. Their grown-ups will at least get a break from frenetic cartoons, along with lovely views … Continue reading British family adventure ‘Swallows and Amazons’ awkwardly pines for simpler times

Film review: Swallows and Amazons is an old-fashioned adventure for children

Author Arthur Ransome’s classic 1930 children’s adventure yarn – which has already spawned successful film, radio, stage and television adaptations – gets another outing on the big screen. Thankfully, this latest version does not try to drag the quaint … Continue reading Film review: Swallows and Amazons is an old-fashioned adventure for children

Swallows and Amazons Chapter XV: Captain Flint again

If there is one thing I really really don’t like, it is being Falsely Accused. Especially the kind where you can’t say anything in your defence and nobody will listen and they will never know that you are nice really because they won’t let you tell them and there’s nothing you can do and it’s all so unfair… Continue reading Swallows and Amazons Chapter XV: Captain Flint again