7 June 2014 | rogerdarlington
A film that needed to focus more on the youngsters
I took my three year old granddaughter to see this film but it had nothing like the appeal to her of her earlier visit to "Frozen".
As a familiar character from television and books, Postman Pat (voiced by TV actor Stephen Mangan but with Ronan Keating as the singing voice) has an immediate attraction for young children and the cartoon has plenty of colour, action and songs, although it looks more like a television production than a big screen affair.
However, the storyline's weak double satire - of management efficiency measures in a postal operation called Special Delivery Service and of an overpowering game show host named Simon Cowbell - are better understood by parents than children, so neither age group was terribly enthused.