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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.
Not as good as I remember, pity they added a touch of King Kong to it because that was utterly idiotic.
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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…
Do you like Wallace and Gromit? If yes, you'll have fun, if not, you probably won't. I don't really know what else to say. The nods and homages to classic werewolf lore are fun, and this could be a cool fun way to get young kids into that kind of thing, but I suppose I'm just not British enough to LOVE it to pieces.
Still, it's enjoyable. I liked it.
An amazing feat for stop motion.
This didn't really take off for me until the final act but it's a very enjoyable picture filled with charming characters and excellent stop motion animation.
Bunny from start to finish! Clean, good-natured fun with lots of hidden gags and lovely animation. If dogs like Gromit existed, the human race would be so much better off.... ;-)
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Seems to get better and better with time. So much detail to enjoy, with an utterly thrilling climax. The editing and cinematography alone deserved more credit. Such fun.
Original, enjoyable to all ages, amazingly animated, hilariously funny and with countless jokes hidden in every scene, this showcases Aardman's talents perfectly.
Visually dynamic and frequently funny, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a silly, breezy adventure full of charm.
I dare anyone to try and not laugh when watching this, it is impossible.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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