Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
This ain't no chick flick.
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky and Ginger lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers and their farm of doom.
Gripping prison drama about a cock looking for release.
Today was my oldest son Yorel's 4th birthday. My wife and I wanted to pick a movie to watch that the kids hadn't seen. I'd seen Chicken Run before, but my wife and two sons had not. I didn't like it as much on this re-watch as I did back in 2000 but I still liked it and my wife and kids enjoyed it. I would write a proper review but I can't think about or watch this film without this review popping into my head. DirkH said everything you need to know in one sentence.
One of the first movies I saw in the cinema together with the lady I can now call my wife, was Chicken Run. Now, 13 years later I felt like a rewatch was in order, together with our 2 young rooster chicks.
On the egg farm, the chickens are eager to flee. With Ginger in charge, they tried almost everything, but things don't work out as they are intended to.
That is, until one day, like a deus ex machina, it looks like the solution is falling from the sky, in the form of an American rooster. And that's when the real fun begins.
The sequence when the chickens are initiated in flying lessons is hilarious. With the two mice…
Childhood classic that holds up. Makes me consider vegetarianism, but as soon as dinner comes by I reconsider. Chicken Run is unashamedly, quintessentially English, like Aardman always manages to be, a quality we don't see enough in our own films!
An epic and underrated soundtrack too. Seriously, check it on Spotify. What a soundtrack.
"Pushy Americans, always showing up late for every war. Overpaid, oversexed, and over here!"
This instantly took me back me back to the days where I nearly wore out my VHS copy of Chicken Run; the energy, the enthusiasm and the brilliance is all still there in one beautifully animated piece of entertainment.
I like children's films that really are aimed at children, and those which have an added layer aimed at adults which isn't just lewd "don't worry the kids won't understand" humour are even better. So here we have the tale of a chicken farm with chickens that are desperate to escape, as any chicken who stops laying eggs ends up in the pot, and are about to find out that they are will soon no longer going to be needed for eggs as they are all going to be changed into chicken pie. The farm is exactly like a POW camp in WW2, and into their midst 'flies' an American rooster who they hope can save them all from their fate.
A good family film which will make most people (teenagers excepted) smile.
It's been a long week
A simple but imaginative story with timeless jokes and great animation.
Very funny and an absolute blast from start to finish. Mel Gibson and the slew of voice talent add to the humor and send this adventure soaring to new heights of hilarity. The story is unique, bizarre and perfectly paced dealing with some of Aardmans trademark human characters. Once again Aardman's visual style is incredible. The style is ironically dark and the stop motion is breathtaking as always. Overall this is is an absolute gem.
Easily one of my Top 5 favorite prison dramas of all time
I'd forgotten how dark parts of this are. Sure glad I didn't have a kid around. Explaining the murder of chickens wouldn't have been easy.
Meh, pretty average kids movie that didn't have a very engaging script. Too much dialogue between the good action scenes.
A damn good animated film from the makers of Wallace and Gromit. It's fast and funny, with entertaining performances and some imagination thrown in. A fun way to spend an hour and a half.
There's nothing like stop-motion. I saw this in theaters when I was six and I hadn't seen it since. Boy, I forgot all about this. What a classic movie. Great voice acting, endless chicken puns ("look, it's a cock-tail!"), funny premise: it's the height of British claymation.
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