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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…
Wonderful whimsy. Not quite as joyful or inventive or well-paced as the best W&G shorts, but still one of the most delightful animated films I've ever seen.
"Just a bit of harmless brain alteration."
Full review to follow when I get a chance. I love this film.
Film #6 of the "Scavenger Hunt 2" Challenge!
Task #8: A Film featuring Claymation or Stop Motion
Wallace & Gromit are my favorite comedic pair. Yes there are some other great ones, but I was raised on Wallace & Gromit and I still remember how happy I was when they released this film. I remember seeing it opening day and loving it then and still loving it so much now. When I saw the stop motion task, I knew it was either going to be Aardman or Lakita and I had to go with my favorite of the two. It was just a blast rewatching this film and seeing the great voice talents like Helena Boham Carter or Ralph Finnes.…
I love that, through all the vegetable puns and homages to supernatural fiction, the actual point behind the film is to justify why Wallace should never attempt to eat anything other than cheese.
Plus, that rabbit clone of Wallace still makes me laugh unreasonably hard. "OOooOOH, THA BOUNCE 'AS GONE FROM 'IS BUNNN-GIE!"
Alternate title: Jeremy Smiles For 84 Minutes
Old enough to be called classic and really is.
Dayville Cinemas - 35mm
Stretched out to full feature length, the jokes and set piece routines are that little bit thinner. Still mightily enjoyable fare.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…