Daily Indie Trailer Insights – Swallows and Amazons Official Trailer 1 (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

Swallows and Amazons is an upcoming British adventure film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and written by Andrea Gibb, based on the children’s novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome.

What the trailer tells us

It looks like a fun adventure film. It gives the feeling of a never ending journey and shows the innocence of a child. That’s until it turns slightly dark. The darkness is not too overpowering because it is mixed with humour as well. The secret that lies in that boat is still a mystery after it ends and you get the sense the children will be part of an adventure that provides danger and courage.

Whatever the danger is I am sure it will not be too harmful but you can expect moments of tension and drama.

The music is quite jolly and it constantly moves in a hurried way right until the end. It manages to go low key when it gets dark so it will be interesting to see if there is a decent soundtrack behind this. Anyway, let’s hope that the adventure in this trailer is just as much fun in the film and as good as the book.

General Information

Starring: Kelly MacDonald, Andrew Scott, and Rafe Spall
Director: Philippa Lowthorpe

Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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