From Entertainment Fuse
Based on a popular children novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons is the kind of old-fashioned, British family movies that is rarely seen these days in the landscape of animated movies, big budget blockbusters and family comedies.
It’s 1935 and the Walker family heads up north to the Lake District for their summer vacation. The children, John (Dane Hughes), Susan (Orla Hill), Tatty (Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen) and Roger (Bobby McCulloch) convince their struggling mother (Kelly Macdonald) to let them camp on a small island in the middle of the deepest lake in England. Their adventure sees the children test out their survival skills, form a rivalry with two local girls (Seren Hawkes and Hannah Jayne Thorp) and get embroiled with a scheme involving some dastardly adults.
Swallows and Amazons has been adapted two times before – once as a TV series in 1963 and a movie in 1974. The new version has a certain charm to it…