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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Something bunny is going on...
Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.
Too often, when we wonder who the Greatest Living Englishman is, we forget that Nick Park asked Dreamworks for thirty million dollars to make an internationally-released feature-length film about marrow-growing contests in Lancashire and they said yes.
Nick Park is an amazing director, and his full length feature debut captures all the joy and charm of the shorts, and manages to convincingly stretch it into feature-length material with a funny, creative and wildly entertaining story.
So what if it's a little predictable plot-wise, and the characters fall a little flat, it's the wonderfully animated set-pieces, the awesome camerawork and solid jokes that elevates this into something much better. I always scratch my head in fascination of how many of these scenes were made.
Top notch filmmaking!
Described by directors Nick Park & Steve Box as the first 'vegetarian horror movie', Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is about as delightful as frightener as you're ever likely to watch. Park & Box are of course being glib because if you live in the UK, you'll have surely been living under a rock if you've never heard of the titular duo - an eccentric Northern inventor and his anthropomorphic, intelligent dog, living in what has been described by Aardman Animations as inspired by 1950's Wigan with cobbled streets, old houses & quaint Northern folk. Aardman delivered a number of remarkable stop motion animation short films on British TV since 1990 which made their name & cemented Wallace & Gromit in modern popular…
Apart from the used technique, this is not only memorable for the amazing, inventive , vegetable-based jokes, but also for the impeccable voice acting and the loads of atmosphere (like the scenes in the woods) being created.
In the best Bigfoot tradition the monster isn't entirely shown in the beginning, but eventually, like King Kong or Godzilla, its rampage needs a personal touch to keep a close bond with the audience and to get rid of the common, golden-bullets shooting bad guy.
It may be 10 years old, but the humor, that's timeless.
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There are many charming things about Wallace & Gromit in general, regardless of whether we're talking about the feature film or the shorts. The shorts are perhaps a better-consolidated conceptualization of what Wallace and Gromit are about, but the film does not demand that you have any idea the shorts even exist. it unto itself reintroduces and illustrates both the familiar heroes and the unfamiliar townsfolk.
The characters are great, the timing is great, the twists are great- really, this film has nary a hair out of place. The only problem is that by virtue of concept, it can only go so far comically…
Not as good as I remember, pity they added a touch of King Kong to it because that was utterly idiotic.
One of the most fun animated films, with some great voice work, charming characters and fantastic stop-motion animation with a great design and hilarious small jokes that show a true depth in detail. It's also very creatively written and hard not to like! I definitely recommend this!
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a witty and charming, clever claymation film. Though I am not particularly a fan of Aardman's character designs, I can still appreciate the attention to detail that went into this well crafted and hilarious movie.
While Aardman's CHICKEN RUN playfully used conventions from THE GREAT ESCAPE and similar prison break films, THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT, a more visually ambitious film, seems to draw from several classic monster movies: FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLFMAN, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, and in the final sequence, KING KONG. The film is still as narratively simple as its predecessor, much more colorful and exciting, yet it also seems to dedicate a little less time to fleshing out its characters. Aardman's trademark wordplay and slapstick gags are especially effective here.
Hello David Wallace... And Gromit
There are some clever gags, but I think I'm just not on Aardman's wavelength. I just don't find their stuff very funny, and I'm not a fan of their art-style/animation style. Without either of those things working, there wasn't much left for me in the film.
6 C+, DVD
Great animation! Heart!
Repent! Repent! Lest you, too, taste the wrath of... the Were-Rabbit!
Where do I even begin with this "movie". If you've managed to survive the atrocity that is Chicken Run then you're in for a real treat with this "childrens film". The film features our favorite demonic heroes, Wallace and Gromit. Wallace is a disfigured old man with, once again, cold soulless, murderous eyes, who has a thing for making inventions, which he probably uses later on to kill his innocent victims. And then we have Gromit! Gromit is a demented dog WITH NO MOUTH, how does the thing even eat?? I guess it's able to eat the souls of the innocent because it's demonic, what gender is this "dog" anyway?? The story features Wallace and Gromit dealing with rabbits, but…
The Curse of the Were Rabbit Movie Review #21 💢No Spoilers💢 Winning the VS against Chicken Run was Wallace and Gromit. The story is about a small town where the people are having a giant vegetables competition. Things then go wrong when Wallace turns into a Were Rabbit without knowing he is the Were Rabbit. Lady Tautingham then hired him to catch himself. The story is good but I do have a problem with it. It is a little too weird. Don't take me wrong I like it, but at times it is really weird. The characters are all amazing. First their is Wallace and Gromit who both are very enjoyable and like able characters and one of them doesn't…
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