471. Postman Pat: The Movie

Background info

471-postman-patTitle: Postman Pat: The Movie
Director: Mike Disa
Year: 2014
Run time: 1hr 28m

“Postman Pat, a humble and beloved mail carrier, lives an idyllic life in the quaint British town of Greendale with his wife Sarah and his young son Julian. When a national talent TV show comes to town, Pat enters hoping to win a holiday – and finally have the honeymoon he and Sarah have always wanted. But when Pat comes face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit – can he resist?”

Live blog

3:33 – Yay, Pat! When did he get a wife?
4:23 – And a son!
5:07 – The Saturdays singing Please Mr Postman. How about that.
8:03 – That’s a sheep up a tree.
9:48 – You can’t possibly use a teabag in three cups.
11:57 – Actual Ronan!
16:08 – Simon Cowbell. Needs more cowbell!
17:02 – That tablet is a pear. I want one.
18:13 – Dalek delivery!
21:56 – “I know I’m the one, it’s time to see if you’re the one.”
26:07 – Is that Ronan again? The Yorkshire postman has an Irish singing accent.
31:42 – Theeeeeme tune.
34:19 – The most important thing about being a postman is “speed, efficiency, ruling the world.”
41:45 – That sounds like the worst game ever, you deliver mail and are nice to people.
48:29 – She seems like a nice lady, I don’t know why he wouldn’t just tell his wife about Italy.
53:50 – It seems like taking over the world is an ambitious prospect starting out from Greendale.
57:39 – “I learned that from Hannah Montana.”
1:01:53 – Pear phone!
1:06:13 – He did the U2 “uno, dos, tres, quatorze!”
1:07:52 – Cats with fricking laser beams.
1:13:14 – That was a Windows blue screen of death.
1:14:57 – “You’d think a postman would be better at sorting things.”

Conclusions

We only watched this for Stephen Mangan and David Tennant. A great cast, but Postman Pat is a beloved nostalgic character and these types of films normally ruin that. I thought they did quite a good job, really. It certainly had funny moments and the story was alright – although based on the very flawed premise that Postman Pat is unable to actually talk to his wife. Crazy.

I did think some of the robot scenes in the finale, particularly that horrifying cat, were a bit scary for what I presume is a younger target audience, although that didn’t affect us. It was alright, but it wasn’t a classic that some other kids films are – there’s no desire to watch it again.

Rating: 2/5.

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