Santiago Segura is preparing to save the box office again with the predictable ‘A todo tren! Destination Asturias’
Good old Santiago Segura returns to his annual appointment with family cinema, the one with which he has been doing so well since in 2019 he burst the box office with
‘Father there is only one’. As if he lived up to his last name, in ‘A todo tren! Destino Asturias’ the filmmaker returns to playing safe with a film that follows a very similar scheme to that of that first installment in which he gave life to a father overwhelmed by circumstances, when his wife decided to take a vacation. Here Segura plays Ricardo, a hypochondriac, insecure and excessively cautious parent, whose worst nightmares are fulfilled when he misses a train to Asturias.
And it is that his son and the other five children who were in his charge are still in the wagon, heading to the natural paradise. The culprit of everything is Felipe
(Leo Harlem), the grandfather of two of the creatures and a whole professional cheek. From there, the adventures and misadventures of these two panolis, and a trailer (Diego Arroba ‘El Cejas’), to reach the train as soon as possible, and also those of the six kids, who try to enjoy the beauty in absence of the elderly.
Interview Santiago Segura:
He shoots again Carabanchel’s from a film, this time French, ‘Attention au départ’ -‘Father there is no more than one ‘adapted the Argentinean’ Mom went on a trip ‘- to make an 88-minute film -thank you Thank you very much- that gives what it promises:
white humor, quirky cameos and a dash of adventure, but not much else, in a story that talks about the unconditional love of parents, friendship and, also, the possibility of rebuilding bridges in battered relationships.
Florentino Fernández and Joaquín Reyes in ‘A todo tren! Destination Asturias’.
The technical work inside the train stands out, without a doubt. It should not have been easy to decide the camera shots in such a narrow space, as well as to mount a film so closed so that it was not heavy and the viewer was always clear where he was. It stands out, and in what way, the
spectacular work by Florentino Fernández as a villain, a reviewer who carries a major trauma with children and who sports a Hitler’s mustache, and his counterpart, personified in Joaquín Reyes. But it’s true that comedy lacks some punch, despite the fact that there are three or four flashes of hearty laughter. Without a doubt, children will enjoy it more, but it can be a good summer plan.