Friday, April 28, 2006
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit

Yes, the plot may seem a little silly, but the film is great. From start to finish, it keeps entertaining, and never lets up. If anything, the film is too short. I had fun watching this movie. And it's bloody funny as well!

Wallace Pesto (Peter Sallis) and his smart-mute-efficient dog Gromit are in business of pest-control called 'Anti-Pesto'. They are the best of capturing pest like rabbits that 'terrorize' a small village's gardens in a humane way; basically they captures the rabbits and keep them as pets. With only days until the "Vegetables Competition", a giant were-rabbit suddenly appears and destroys most of the villagers' gardens. Lady Campanula Tottington (Helena Bonham-Carter) appoints 'Anti-Pesto' to get rid of the were-rabbit, while her suitor Lord Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes) feels a competition between him and Wallace for Lady Totty's romantic interest.

I laughed and laughed watching this movie. The story is kinda like a parody of the horror genre, and contains many images that pay homage to specific horror films, like 'Frankenstein' and 'American Werewolf in London'. I think this is the closest thing as a vegetarian horror, heheh. The pop culture and film references are just littered throughout, as are clever plays-on words. It places all its focus right where it belongs; in humor, fast paced action, and visual creativity. The movie had the amazing ability to create tense sequences and mix them with fascinating scenes and fine jokes, some more subtle than others. You want those? Well, you've got them. From start to finish the story moves along at a cracking pace, with never a stutter. The film took five years to make, and it looks like the creators took a little care on more than just the animation. They cut out any possibility for a song and dance number. If there is anything in modern animated films that drives me nuts, it's the addition of a needless song and dance.

The British humor is sharp, clever, and the jokes span from kiddie pranks to adult humor. Great care was put into how they all move, act and speak, and I can tell how painstaking it was for the animators to get it all right. A great film through and through, this movie is well worth a watch, and well worth the time put into it. What works so well in this film is the constant outpouring of outlandish imagination. One particular scene I enjoyed was during an exchange between Victor and the vicar of how to kill a were-rabbit; apparently with a 24 'carrot' golden bullet. Geddit? Ralph Fiennes does a superb job as the lead villain and damn hilarious too! Can you imagine that? Helena Bonham Carter also crack me up as she plays Lady Totty. The movie also have plenty of action scenes, including one fantastically done chase scene between Gromit and Victor's evil dog, Phillip. Last but not least, Gromit really steals the show. Whether it is his expressions, his movements, he takes some of the glory from others. The movie had me rolling in laughter.

Ratings: 8/10


Posted at 01:10 am by hanitje

Kelinci
September 15, 2013   11:35 PM PDT
 
cool blog. thanks.
 

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