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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.
Just delightful. To me, this is more successful than A Close Shave in broadening the world of Wallace and Gromit while retaining all of its whimsy and soul. The other townsfolk in this sleepy hamlet (which reminded me of Hot Fuzz) feel like they belong in Wallace's neighborhood, a world in which someone can make a living using machines to wash windows or install hi-tech rodent security ("Anti-Pesto").
The Were-Rabbit itself is a bit underwhelming, but I love the classical build-up to the story. The structure of this film, like the shorts, is nearly flawless. It utilizes our familiarity with the semantic and syntactic elements of genre and narrative to prime us for its developments. Whether it's the spooky 50s…
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.
A dynamic duo returns.
I grew up on many of the old "Wallace and Gromit" shorts that came before and didn't really know what to expect when this movie was coming out and I was more than pleased.
Just like "The Peanuts movie" that came out last year "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" kept to what made the previous shorts great. Wallace and Gromit are exactly what you remember and it was great to have Peter Sallis return as Wallace along with the additions Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter, who had a good year as a voice actress with this and "Corpse Bride".
Even though it has been over a decade since this movie came out I would be on board if another came out soon.
the sole reason I wanna have kids is the excuse to watch this movie a 10000 more times
i love rabbits
A brilliant animated movie. Cracking jokes, wonderful stop-motion animation and clever monster movie gags
Not as focused as the BBC shorts, sadly, with some big sags as the fairly simple main joke is carried a little far. However, it's still full of wit, fun contraptions and good sight gags, it just wanders a bit.
While the film certainly has its flaws thanks to some repetition of unfunny gags and a mildly disinteresting set up, not to mention a somewhat disappointing conclusion, you do have Aardman Animation's (and to a lesser extent Dreamworks Animation SKG's) strongest film to date. Consistent in its comedy and with a strong story premise, it's a children's film that appeals to older audiences and boasts a great viewing for a short time span. Oh, and the score by Julian Nott is mighty fine too.
It's genius, hilarious, tearful and it never gets old.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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