Swallows And Amazons

Swallows And Amazons Rating: U 5+

3.8601 out of 5 243 Votes (Members)
Duration
89 mins
Year
1974
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A faithful adaptation of Arthur Ransome's beloved children's book, this delightful film follows the adventures of four children on holiday in the Lake District in 1929. The children sail their boat Swallow to an island where they set up camp, only to discover the island is already the territory of two local girls with their own boat, the Amazon. The Swallows and the Amazons go to war, under the watchful eye of the girls' uncle, an old sailor living on a houseboat with his parrot.

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  • I really liked this film because it was fun and adventurous

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  • Aqil, 10

    5 out of 5
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    Aqil, 10
    Date
    2015-11-03 12:16:25

    This film is great, it`s amazing characters were mind blowing. Overall I would give this film 5 out of 5, although it is quite different from the book.
    Intriguingly I think this film is suitable for people who like having adventures and people who like pirates. Although I wouldn’t let a little child watch this because captain flint might scare them a bit because he is really nasty.
    The story started with the Swallows and native mother on the way to Holly Howe on a train. Soon as they got there the four adventures kids were already exploring wild cat island. At the look out the boy realised that two young children were sailing away from the houseboat soon as the boy mentioned it to the captain a huge bang went of it was as if a fire work had just been set. Without a doubt Swallows jumped in their boat and went past the house bout. Just as they sailed away captain flint came out and saw Swallows and then he saw somebody had put a fire work on his house boat, so since captain flint was ought to get back at the Swallows a few hours later the Swallows had been hit by a green feathered arrow. The crew suggested that it was captain flint because he had a parrot that was green. Swallows and Amazons were now parleying And soon declared war on each other. crews boat and although they didn’t have cannon ball and knifes Swallows and Amazons agreed that one another should steel the other the crew that had no boat should be prisoners for the other pirate crew.it all came down to where the Billies who were the charcoal burners tried to warn him by sending john over, before john left to go and meet captain flint they found a note telling them to stop meddling with his houseboat.
    The Billies were the charcoal burners tried to warn captain Before going the Swallows had found a note from MR Turner saying no to meddle with his house boat
    Most people would think this film is very funny because they got captain flint to walk the plank also I think this film is cannon balling, mind blowing and that everyone should watch it. If you don t like the book and the film you probably have no brain. Did you know that they are shooting a new film for Swallows and Amazons it will the same apart from Titty would be called tatty.
    The actors were amazing and they all participated and everyone had a mouthful of words so no one was left out, the special effects really got me because I thought they had got an actual cannon and shot it but it was special effects. The setting is set in the Lake District and wild cat island.
    Mother played a really good role. Because she looked really shocked and cross when she found out that the Swallows had been leaving Titty alone on the island trying to steal the Amazons boat.
    The movie didn’t kind of match with the book because some bits it was totally different from the story and some bits were skipped although the movie was brilliant mind shocking.
    I also think that they should put some narration from the story into the book so it makes the movie like the story. And I think that the Swallows father should be in the movie and so shall Amazons mother
    You should watch it because it is cannon balling I hope this review encourages you to watch Swallows and Amazons and also makes you read the book.

  • Tasnia, 9

    4 out of 5
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    Tasnia, 9
    Date
    2015-11-03 11:38:52

    So there was 4 main character John Susan Titty and Roger and Titty captured the amazons boat and it will be suitable for 9 and 8and 10 because they will understand it.
    There was 4 children they was called Roger Titty John and Susan they were called the swallows and Titty captured the Nancy and Peggy’s boat they are called the amazons so John was captain so they can do something to captain flint the amazons uncle they call him uncle Jim.

    I think they COULD CHANGE Titty because she dosent look nice and everything okay
    The setting was at the lake district. The actors was really good the swallows went to the amazons a place it went dark.

    The book did match but the book was longer than the movie
    I like the part when the charcoal burners when they showed the snake

    The movie was brilliant.












  • Samira, 0

    4 out of 5
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    Samira, 0
    Date
    2015-11-03 11:14:47

    I would give these 8 out of 10 because it was quite boring. At the beginning it started to get better and better. Then at the end it was just talking so it was boring at the end. In the middle it was fantastic and each time I read a paragraph, I just wanted to know what will happen next. When fighting was happening, it was really interesting. I thought some chapters were going to be boring by the name but it was brilliant.
    I think it is suitable for year 6, high school people or over because it has some difficult words and you might use some of the words. I think this book is not suitable for little kids because it might be too hard and confusing because some of the words are going too hard. It might be suitable for year 4 and year 3 because they can clarify lots of the words. I think this book will be good for grownups because they will know lots of the words and they will definitely understand it.
    Whilst on holiday four children decide to camp on an island that they have to sail to in a boat called the swallow. They have lots of adventures and meet new people. They meet a man they name Captain Flint, he thinks that the swallows have been messing with his houseboat. The Amazons, that two girls called Nancy and Peggy who are Captain Flints nieces, tell him that it wasn’t the swallow
    I think that this film is really interesting because the language in the film, and the book, is new to me. The plot of the film and the way it was done made it exciting
    The setting of this film is in the Lake District. The main bit of the film is set on an island in the middle of a lake. The actors in the film were brilliant because they made me believe that the war took place with cannons and danger. There weren’t many special effects.
    The film is a bit like the book but the book was more exciting because it had more detail.
    My favorite character is Titty because she is brave and she won The Amazons. I like Susan too because she does all of the cooking
    The film and the book is fantastic but it is a bit different. The book is more exciting because it has brilliant words. The film is good to but the part that I like is the language because it’s very new to me. All of the characters are fantastic because they make me believe but the book was more exciting because it had more detail.

  • IloveAkil, 9

    4 out of 5
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    IloveAkil, 9
    Date
    2015-11-03 11:11:07

    I give this movie 9/10 because it was really good but because I have read the book I thought that the actual book is in more detail than the actual movie .However I thought that the film was much more fun.

    I think that this book is suitable for children who love pirates and the sea however this movie is very entertaining so everyone could watch it.
    The movie is about a boy who is called roger and has brothers and sisters who are called Titty, john and Susan. They all go to the island in the Lake District and meet the Amazons they have a parley and decide to have a war to decide who is going to be flag ship. Titty captured the Amazons and won so Swallows were flag ship. They all wanted to have a war with captain flint so they teamed up together. The swallows met some charcoal burners who told them to pass on a message to captain Flint, they said to tell him that he better watch out because they had heard people talking about his house boat. John tried to tell captain flint but he said that he was a liar but that night some natives went to captain flints house boat and took the precious book that captain flint had been writing all summer. Captain flint accused john of it but Nancy told her uncle, captain Flint, that he was wrong and that john couldn’t steal his house boat even if he wanted to because he was trying to steal Amazon to be flag ship. Captain Flint apologized and said that he would have a war so Amazons and swallows could team up and make captain flint walk the plank.
    I think that this book is suitable for children who love pirates and the sea however this movie is very entertaining so everyone could watch it.
    The movie is about a boy who is called roger and has brothers and sisters who are called Titty, john and Susan. They all go to the island in the Lake District and meet the Amazons they have a parley and decide to have a war to decide who is going to be flag ship. Titty captured the Amazons and won so Swallows were flag ship. They all wanted to have a war with captain flint so they teamed up together. The swallows met some charcoal burners who told them to pass on a message to captain Flint, they said to tell him that he better watch out because they had heard people talking about his house boat. John tried to tell captain flint but he said that he was a liar. In the end they all had a pretend war with captain Flint and the amazons and swallows made him walk the plank.

    I think that the part where they have a pretend war with captain flint, in the end, is the most exciting part because everyone was happy and they were fighting in a friendly way. Even captain flint was happy yet he was walking the plank.
    The setting was the right one because people usually camp on islands and sail in the Lake District if it was a sunny meadow than this film wouldn’t be right because there aren’t lakes with meadow’s nearby.

    The movie was better because everything was moving and you could see how the characters looked but in the book there were no pictures of the characters. However the book had more detail in some events and it told you with detail how the characters looked and how they felt and what they liked doing so we didn’t need to see how they looked because it told you about it. The film is similar to the book because all the events and wars are the same but the book has more detail.


    When they were trying to steal each other’s boat Nancy, leader of the Amazons, tricked the swallows and had a head start on the stealing game but when they arrived at wild cat island they thought that swallows was there but titty was there and when the Amazons got out of the boat Titty jumped in and sailed away to cormorant island.

    I overall think that Arthur Ransom done a good job in making such a wonderful film and should be proud because lots of people enjoyed swallows and Amazons.

  • SALMAAN, 9

    3 out of 5
    By
    SALMAAN, 9
    Date
    2015-11-03 11:09:54

    I will give this movie 3 out of 5 for a start because it wasn't that perfect
    I think the movie was excellent because like an adventure. Many times it had nice things. The movie will be suitable for children that are 7-9 years old because it has no violence or language and is very suitable.
    4 children went on holiday then found a boat and named her swallow so then amazingly found a camp so they set up tents and found a harbour for swallow then met a pirate crew called the Amazons. Captain Flint wanted a pretend war and the swallows and Amazon won. The swallows had a Storm so the natives came and fixed everything and so they went home.
    Amazingly I think the film was good because it had lots of adventure. What I like about the movie is that the swallows go camping and have a war, also had a challenge with the Amazons that was to get there opposites it was only pretend.
    Interestingly the actors done well in swallows and Amazon because it’s just like the book. When the Amazons were sailing they added leapfrogs and a pike as a special affect so it could make it interesting. Roger had pretended to be a vessel at the beginning of the movie and Titty was the silly one but John was my favourite character because he always took everything seriously. The settings were good because they made changes to it by cutting of the end because it would be too much for a movie.
    The movie was faster than reading the book version of the movie. In the same way the movie matches to the book very well but acting the chapters was fast so it wouldn't take long and the end doesn't quite match to the book but it had done what the book said in the start but it was very good for repeat version based on the book. The start copied the start so I would for most of the time that it was perfect.
    Related to the book, the swallows set up a camp because the movie was based on the book and I know that because like I said earlier the movie is in the same way related to the book
    So I would say the movie was surprisingly great because it had adventure is not boring and it had lots of excitement of excitement for the full time so it was amazing because it had lots of practise and I know that because there was no mess up’s in the book
    boat. What they did to empress us was that they made it have wars to apologise but

  • Esha, 9

    5 out of 5
    By
    Esha, 9
    Date
    2015-11-03 11:08:48

    This film is I give the book ten stars out of ten because I really liked the story line and how they based the whole film on the suitable for children aged six and over because there are some tricky words that have been said by the actors. There are also quite disgusting parts with worms and stuff like that. Book, I just really liked that idea and I think it was a really thoughtful thing to do. I really enjoyed the film and the story. In my opinion I think when you watch films you understand it bit more so that is why I gave it a ten out of ten because I enjoyed it a lot. It is probably one of my favorite films
    In the film the swallows go to the island and they had a fight with the amazons and they all joined together and had a war against captain flint, who was also the uncle of Nancy and Peggy who were the amazons. You would actually not imagine the swallows and amazons joining together. You would also not imagine them all being friendly and nice to each other even I think the film is really good and has a great story line towards the swallows and captain flint. The way the actors have acted out and most things have been said from the book. I also really liked the film because it had a really nice story line towards the book. In more detail I think the book and the film was so good and is one of my favourite book and my favourite film too
    I think the film is really good and has a great story line towards the swallows and captain flint. The way the actors have acted out and most things have been said from the book. I also really liked the film because it had a really nice story line towards the book. In more detail I think the book and the film was so good and is one of my favourite book and my favourite film too The setting was in a beautiful island, the actors were really good at acting and had a lot of confidence acting for everyone to watch and the actors also helped us with our reading too. The actors thought of ways how to make it more interesting and not boring. The setting was in a beautiful island, the actors were really good at acting and had a lot of confidence acting for everyone to watch and the actors also helped us with our reading too. The actors thought of ways how to make it more interesting and not boring. They added a lit bit more information in the book but the film was amazing. The movie matches the book because in one chapter Titty was alone and they showed Titty being alone in the film, every word they said happened to be in the book too. They had cut out some words and every chapter that had been read happened to be in the film too. Every chapter that has been in the book they made a scene about all of them in the film. The swallows and amazons was the name of the film and the book which made it technically the same thing except reading is words to read and the film is just watching, but there was not that big of a difference .The swallows had been in a fight that had turned out to be a war. They were all strong and fierce to be against captain flint in the war. The film was amazing and the actors had great experiences acting for us to watch .Even for the fact that Author Ransom made swallows and amazons for his children and because they loved it so much he gave it to the whole world to read and for everyone else to enjoy it. The whole film and book is based on the four children who were not that big but they left their mum to go through the island and found out they can have a war against the amazons and captain flint. Captain Flint did not believe john for burning the ship but the secret was it was the amazons they were angry because captain flint was writing a book and they didn’t have time to stay with him. This film says you should never judge a person by its character. When it came to the end they all had such a great time and captain flint gave his parrot to Roger and they all had no more wars .Overall that is what I thought about the whole book and about the whole film, that I thought it was really interesting and is an intriguingly film.





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