It’s surprising how many films get made where the moral of the movie is completely contradicted by the film itself, but nobody involved in making it seems to have realised that. And that’s the problem with Postman Pat: The Movie, a film where the central character has to remember to appreciate the small things in life that the original 80s TV show handled so well – where the most pressing issue was a lost sheep – but then sets it within a movie that’s noisy and bombastic, and has little to do with the gentleness of the series it’s based on. [Read more…]
There were actually relatively few episodes of the original 1981 stop-motion TV series Postman Pat made, but it became immensely popular with kids, which resulted in endless re-runs as well as new series in the 1990s and 2000s.
It’s stayed in the public consciousness that mow a CGI movie is coming, and now we can get our first taste with the trailer.
The film sees the Greendale postman (and his cat Jess, of course) getting involved in an X Factor type programme, while looking far more sparkly and CG than he used to. Postman Pat: The Movie is released in UK cinemas on May 23rd and is voiced by actors including Stephen Mangan, David Tennant and Rupert Grint. [Read more…]