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…
"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.
A movie that's not only great fun as a story, but is also hilarious and contains brilliant production design. One of my favorites.
lot a drama for a chicken
Not quite as charming as the Wallace and Gromit series, probably owing to its prison break story, but still a fairly fun affair in its own right. Of course, the animation is top notch. Probably worth watching for that alone.
side note: i consider "building the crate" from the film score to be one of the defining pieces of music from my childhood. so much nostalgia and feeling!!
Chicken run more like chicken crap
Very funny movie about chickens, underrated.
I'd find it hard to believe if anyone came up to me and said they didn't like this film. I seriously just could not believe it. Chicken Run is a wonderfully animated, hilarious and uplifting (yes, uplifting) stop motion that quite literally can be viewed and enjoyed by anybody.
As funny, heartfelt, politically rallying, adventurous, interesting and craftily animated as I remember it. A true charmer of a little film, CHICKEN RUN is the lost Jim Henson movie he never made.
"You know what the problem is, the fences aren't just around the farm, they're up here, in your heads."
I've always been a fan of stop-motion animation, Wallace & Gromit's claymation in particular. Every Nick Park short/film I've seen is stuffed with likeable characters across the board. Even the villains were likeable. It's unfortunate, then, that Chicken Run is marred by co-protagonist and farm savior Rocky (Mel Gibson) as an entirely unlikeable chauvinist conman. His inevitable change of heart is too little too late, not to mention forced through guilt, and I like to just pretend he's not even in the movie.
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