Year Released: 2012
Main Stars: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane
Last watched: August 2012
Review Date: August 2012
Number Watches: 1

“Jings, crivvens, help ma boab.”

A Hollywood cartoon about Scotland…. oh, dear, this is going to be bad.
But no. Wheesht yer yapping. This is superbly good for what it is, a kids story about a kid and an adventure in gorgeous looking celtic land.

Being Scottish, the accents are always the first hurdle for me but apart from Emma’s incredibly deep tones there isnae a thing rang with it, ye ken? Obviously it helps that most of the cast are from the home country but there doesn’t seem to be any over the top twee-ness either in the language or the look of the settings.

The quirks of the clans are full of true observations and we were rolling with laughter, as were the kids next to us. For once I didn’t mind the over enthusiastic children as they cackled at the antics on screen.

So to plot. Well, it’s not for adults so there isn’t much of one. That said, I didn’t mind at all as there were enough frantic chases and funny sidelines to be amusing.

Animation was wonderful. I mean, you need to see her red hair. We were at the 3D version and perhaps that made it even more amazing but really, watch it for that and the funny brawling men-folk alone!

Comparing one animated film to another is becoming difficult since they have so many varieties now, not just the ‘look at what we can do’ genre. Better than Toy Story or Invincibles? Not for their punchy dialog but more comfy to watch and get cosy with – easy on the eye with a bit of depth, I’d say.

Defo watch again. Slaine!

Keep DVD?
Yes and I’d love to see the actors doing their lines in the studio.

Watch if on TV?
Yes. Most animations get my attention anyway due to their high quailty.

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry. Mind you, I might have to take up archery to do so… (spoiler??)


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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