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. It's poultry in motion.
Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american 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.
Well made and well done to the point of perfection, this, Wallace and gromit and Shaun the sheep phenomenal.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Maravilhoso. Uma das melhores animações que já assisti. Tudo aqui nesse filme funciona à sua maneira. O visual é arrebatador, lindo e convincente. Estou apaixonado!
A história é simples, mas tão divertida. Os diálogos são inteligentes e muito bem escritos. Acho que ri de todas as piadinhas que elas falavam. E das situações cômicas também – um dos meu momentos preferidos é aquele em que as galinhas tentam voar e acabam amontoadas uma em cima da outra.
É curioso ver que o filme adota um tom sombrio com uma facilidade incrível – a cena em que Sra. Tweedy degola a galinha por não colocar ovos representa isso perfeitamente. Sem falar na ameaça constante de que elas podem morrer a qualquer…
Wonderful clayniamtion. Fantastic to see what's capable with that technique to bring Chicken Run to the screen. The animation is almost flawless, the photography is fantastic. The pans and movement make it that much more believable. The story is great all the characters are fun. Still i was missing something i'm always looking for in animated movies. And that's the magic. Something that Disney and Ghibli have perfected over the years.
Chicken Run is a very entertaining film that can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. It is inventive, funny and contains good moral lessons about the values of friendship, determination and freedom. There are clever take offs of The Great Escape throughout the film, which will probably register more with adult viewers. The animation is first class, and must have taken a lot of patience and time to get just right. Enjoyable and fun.
It wasn't until I rewatched this film that I realized this movie alludes to the Holocaust.
Es de ese cine de animación que funciona de verdad a todos los niveles; no es que sea familiar, es que tiene partes del mensaje, un trasfondo y atmósfera que resulta estimulante para el adulto. Tiene elementos verdaderamente perturbadores y a la vez habla de conceptos muy positivos como la perseverancia, el compañerismo, el trabajo en equipo.. Y el stop motion tiene un nosequé que quéseyo que es una técnica de animación que disfruto mucho.
Mel Gibsons best role to date.
This works for children,
But for adults, it's The Great
Escape with chickens.
It is such an amazing movie, an important movie in my childhood!
Enjoyable and charming flick from Aardman.
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