Holidaying in rural Britain has never been so dangerous.
A wonderfully British family film turns out to be a spy thriller in a remake that is sure to warm hearts throughout Britain.
When the Walker family take a much anticipated holiday in the Lake District and decide to explore a deserted island, they get more than they bargained for when they come across a couple of Russian spies who are up to no good.
But that’s not their only problem, turns out that the island isn’t as deserted as they first thought and has previously been inhabited by the explorers calling themselves The Amazons, aptly leading into a Swallows Vs. Amazons battle for the islands territory.
This conflict doesn’t last for long, however, as the two groups soon realise that a bigger problem is at large, meaning that a quaint childhood tiff soon erupts into a real world war as the children fight to bring justice to the undercover Russian spies.
Though not the most conventional of films in terms of Hollywood recipes, this truly is a classic British film that is a perfect family film, with not only stunning acting, but breath-taking scenery and a heartfelt story-line.
For once it seems as though a classic tale has been brought back to the big screen with not the incentive of money, but rather with a love for storytelling.