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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…
Not as good as I remember, pity they added a touch of King Kong to it because that was utterly idiotic.
Wrong Trousers and A close shave are superior but it's hard to take much away from just how consistently amusing these two have always been and the fact even with severe hollywood investment Aardman never took them far away from their quintessential British roots should be commended.
The first full-length film featuring the Aardman characters Wallace and Gromit manages to bring in elements of all the previous half-hour shows which aired on television.
Wallace runs a company to humanely capture rogue rabbits from people's vegetable gardens, and has the bright idea to try out his invention on the hapless bunnies once they're caught. Of course, as in other Wallace and Gromit films, things don't quite work out as planned.
Similarly to A Close Shave, there's a love interest for Wallace, in this case the village Lady Posh, and a big mean villain with a bullish dog. Gromit is beautifully animated with a wide range of expressions making the character laugh out loud funny. And of course Peter…
Stretched out to full feature length, the jokes and set piece routines are that little bit thinner. Still mightily enjoyable fare.
Great sense of humor. Fantastic stop-motion. High recommendation.
This is the year I went to the movies at least twice a month and failed to see a single movie that I cared about at all.
Wallace: [sobbing] Oh, Gromit! I don't wanna be a giant rabbit!
Hutch the Rabbit: Aww. The bounce has gone from his bungee.
I've only seen this in German before. It's much more enjoyable when you can understand the puns.
On the one hand, it's easy to see that Wallace and Gromit are better suited to a shorter format. On the other, this is a mighty fine movie.
Most raves of the movies at the time it came out pointed out how refreshing it was, amongst a sea of computer animated Shrek knock-off, to see proof of human involvement in the animation (a frequent example was how you can see traces of the animators' fingertips in the clay figurines).
The sad part is that those feelings remain true to this day. We still have Laika, but with Ghibli calling it quits (at least for now) and Aardman seemingly inactive, I'm wondering if anything but CG will ever come back to…
Aadrman and in particular Wallace and Gromit have always been the pinnacle of Stop motion animation. The Wallace and Gromit animations have always been very typically British, with that sense of fun and quirkiness.
Curse of the Were-Rabbit being their first feature length film featuring the pair and it does not disappoint. It has everything we have come to expect from a Wallace and Gromit animation. This time we get to share our time with them for that bit longer, and it is worth it.
Its funny, quirky and not ashamed to poke a little fun at itself while containing some amazing sequences that you can't help but be impressed by with the patience and dedication the animation team put into making them. It simply a joy an nothing short of pure fun.
"Wallace: Oh ho ho, cracking job, Gromit!"
Fun movie and has it's moments of humour.
Thumbs Up: Great silly British fun, a rollocking good plot that uses adventure and horror beats to great effect (not to mention a solid twist), charming animation style, great voice work from Helena Bonham-Carter and Ralph Feinnes, nice score, and yeah the bunnies are pretty fucking cute.
Thumbs Down: 95% of the jokes are just straight up puns which can get a little grating if you're not a dad.
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