I don't think going to the cinema gets better than this
Even though most of what I want to say has been very ably said before
in other reviews I thought I'd get my opinion on record:
This is possibly the best film I have ever seen!
Why? It conforms to everything I want from film entertainment. It has a
plot I find interesting, it has characters I really, really want to
know about and care about and who have a genuine and brilliantly
observed relationship. It is funny, not just in that mildly amusing way
that makes you grin in the cinema, but in the way that caused me to
laugh out loud at least four times, and that's something I do very
rarely. The humour is warm; it's not sly or cynical nor does it rely on
any sort of attack, Wallace might be ridiculous on occasions, but he's
The film is "rich", by that I mean that it has layers on layers of
amusement, something that used to be called fun for all the family. If
there's an obvious gag going on then there are also two other more
subtle gags happening. If you don't get one of the gags don't worry
there's another one coming along in a second. The comedy is brilliantly
timed and builds from small jokes and witticisms to outright laughs and
then starts building again.
I know that if you're producing between 3-10 seconds of film a day then
you should have the time to stuff the film full of jokes and gags, but
if you don't care and don't have that core sense of humour then you
won't or they won't be funny. Nick Park clearly does care and does have
the sense of humour.
As for the film quality, well, I think it's utterly brilliant.
"Claymation" has a quality utterly unlike cartoon or computer
animation, there's something "real" about it; the characters DO exist.
In all just a great piece of film entertainment, I've seen it twice,
laughed out loud both times and will definitely be buying the DVD.
P.S. Oscars? Oh yes, possibly best actor for Wallace but definitely
best supporting actor for Gromit, and maybe Nick Parks will win best
director. What do you mean they're not real? Are you stupid? Haven't
you seen the film, of course they're real!.
yukon watch The Corruptor movie
great super great.
sarahbayer watch Jason And The Argonauts movie
great film for kids.
Ipam watch Porsche: Victory By Design movie
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CZuniga1 watch Sweet Movie movie
fish40 watch O'Horten movie
greay fun comedy.
funny anumation film! enjoyable and visuals are great!.
THis movie is stupid.
5 years in the making - very impressive
What-ho! This one is jolly good. I say jolly good, ol' chap. Or should
I say "ol' bean"? My mastery of British terminology is a little dusty.
Anyway, my biker boots and I walked into this screening with no prior
viewing experience of Wallace and Gromit. I'm happy to say that my
boots and I walked out pleased to have made their acquaintance.
While not as adult-accessible as Toy Story, W & G still manages to be
clever enough to provide the grown ups with a little humor that will
most definitely soar over the heads of the young 'uns who are too busy
guffawing at the Were-rabbit's belches to have any clue that something
is amiss. I highly suggest that you pay close attention any time you
see books or words on the screen because there are quick glimpses of
puns that you'll miss if you aren't paying attention. My favorite is a
book of monsters that refers to the Loch Ness Monster as "tourist
trappus." If you've ever been known to say, "I can really relate to
Kevin Federline," or if you're just illiterate then not only will you
miss out on these jokes, but you probably should be spending your time
learning to read instead of going to movies. Consider this a public
The most impressive aspect about W & G is its clay animation. Thanks to
the tedious process, it took FIVE YEARS to finish the film! According
to the press notes, there were some days when the optimum goal was to
merely accomplish 10 seconds of completed film. Folks, I sometimes have
trouble finding the motivation to finish responding to a handful of
emails or adding captions to pictures for my reviews (a point that is
proved by a lack of pictures in this review); so I can't even imagine
having the required patience for that.
I really like the rough, hands-on quality of the claymation figures.
The fact that you can see fingerprints in the clay is a nice, personal
touch. How can you not be impressed with clay characters that show more
expression and emotion than Paul Walker and Keanu Reeves combined? The
Curse of the Were-rabbit is, as director Nick Park calls it, the
world's first vegetarian horror movie that should entertain both kids
and adults alike. Relying on (and as a male who prides himself in his
shaggy-haired, cool-bearded masculinity I hesitate to use this word)
cute and (oh man, I probably shouldn't use this word either) lovable
characters rather than outdated M.C. Hammer references, W & G is proof
that DreamWorks can create entertaining animation when it chooses
cleverness over the cheap joke..