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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…
My review/summary -- this British/adventure/mild horror is now on DVD and yes it does have a sizable profit margin of roughly $162 million, it also gets 82% approval from me based on two reasons one, in the closing stages of this title it does begin to slow down and the second being I prefer the shorter installments from this legendary franchise [I have no idea why but I have always had that opinion.] Now I have no idea where I am going to begin within this review, simply because there is so much to cover and not enough time to cover everything, so with that being said it would make perfect sense for me to begin with the biggest chunk…
How cute and awesome is this movie?! So many famous voice actors with our favourite couple back again. Great animation compared to the episodes of W and G. Cute rabbits and suspense as well as humour innuendo's about vegetables. Awesome!
With emphasis on the Gromit
A big fluffy ball of fast, fecund and fantastic fun that's as enjoyable today as it was when I was 15!
Wallace and Gromit are icons of British comedy and they now have a feature length film that more than serves them justice. This film is a ridiculously charming and undeniably hysterical film from start to finish that is overflowing with puns, wordplay and wit. The gags in this film come thick, fast and painfully funny. Full of British talent, British dry comedy has never been used to such great effect and it is greatly needed in an icon so quintessiantly related to Britain. The central relationship between Wallace and Gromit is wholeheartedly heartwarming. The heart on display matches the humour, pace and phenomenal score. As Wallace and Gromit as you can get, if you love the shorts you will adore this.
I was sad and this film did one great thing, that was cheer me up and put a big smile on my face. Aardman, I love you and your brilliant Claymation.
Wallace is the perfect human being, a kindred spirit only concerned with cheese.
A slight cut above CHICKEN RUN, the latest in the Aardman plasticine factory is a fun ride for kids and (most) adults. Plasticine animation has never been so dynamic and colorful, yet the strength of the previous shorts is apparent here - there is inventiveness everywhere. I suppose I wasn't laughing as much as I thought I might, or expected I might after the shorts (did they make them ten years ago? Feels that long), but there's still laughs to be had (and a huge array of sight gags for the wandering eye).
Try to stay away from any spoiler images of the were-rabbit before going in. I never saw what it looked like until the movie and it's a…
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