Film review: ‘Swallows and Amazons’ ★★★★

Going back to basics is never a bad thing. The 2016 blockbuster season has been littered with a procession of woefully incoherent, poorly acted, CGI-dominated offerings whose money-spinning intentions have forgone one essential element of filmmaking: a good story. Those useless scurvy dogs! Mercifully, some still fly the flag for substance over style and plucky British contender Swallows and Amazons is a charming, old-fashioned adventure yarn that soars high above and away from the wreckage of vacuous, high-spending millennials.

Swallows and Amazons is released across the UK and Ireland on 19th August – if ye dare visit CineVue to read the full review here, mateys.