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Wallace & Gromit in The... (2005)
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Review Date: January 13, 2006
Director: Nick Park, Steve Box
Writer: Nick Park, Mark Burton, Bob Baker, Steve Box
Producers: Claire Jennings, Peter Lord, Nick Park, Carla Shelley, David Sproxton
Actors:
Ralph Fiennes as Victor
Helena Bonham Carter as Totti
Peter Sallis as Wallace
Plot:
Goofy cheese-loving Brit Wallace and his loyal, non-speaking, intelligent dog Gromit operate a company called Anti-Pesto which promises to rid their town of critters that get into people’s yards and muck up their veggies. With the Annual Giant Vegetable competition only a few days away, the duo is faced with their biggest challenge yet: the appearance of a so-called Were-Rabbit that is getting into everyone’s affairs and possibly canceling the event. British animation and big-ass overbites ensue.
Critique:
This is an easy film to review, particularly for anyone who’s already a big fan of the WALLACE & GROMIT shorts, or anyone who enjoyed Aardman’s 2000 full-length feature CHICKEN RUN. This movie basically bottles all the fun and joy from the two British roommates (the smarter one of which is the dog) and spreads it over a quick 80 minutes, complete with humor, romance, horror and a whole bunch of action. For me, it was a no-brainer, as I count myself a fan of the original series and dug on their previous poultry flick, so adding a cute tale of a were-rabbit into the mix was a nice treat. The film also packs plenty of colors and colorful characters into its tapestry, including an enjoyable “bad guy”, voiced with obvious affection by Ralph Fiennes, as the pompous Victor Quartermaine. Helena Bonham Carter (who apparently would love to have my abortion) was also darling as Lady Tottington, Wallace’s possible love interest. Add to that, the wonderful interplay between Wallace and his mute mutt, hundreds of adorable rabbits with big overbites, a peppy score, moments of darkness and suspense, and of course, the well-timed introduction of the so-called were-rabbit, and I don’t see how anyone who enjoys their animated movies won’t enjoy all of this one.

Much like the Pixar flicks, the film also plays well for all ages, with plenty of fun and goofy shenanigans for the kinder, and plenty of movie homages (KING KONG, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, etc…) and subtle “adult humor” for the rest of us. I liked seeing a naked Wallace cover himself with an empty box near the end of the film with a note over it that read “May contain nuts”. Get it? The film also moves at a clip and never really gets boring with plenty of over-the-top inventions and clever puns and dialogue (“You’re mental.”) peppering the film as it propels itself toward yet another action-packed climax. The film isn’t loaded with giant laughs, but it tosses plenty of fun, action, romance and even a dash of horror into the mix, so that anyone who truly enjoys movies and entertainment as a whole is likely to get a kick of this cheese-loving British goof and his astute canine pal.
(c) 2016 Berge Garabedian
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7:54PM on 04/26/2006

Very funny and creative!

I just checked the DVD of this movie, and I was very pleased with it... I always admire creativity and this movie is about that... Gotta love clay... Two very likeable characters and a funny story... tight script actually. The voice acting is neat, especially Helena Bonham. Many sequences surprised me like the plane chase, the many were rabbits chases and loved the POV's of the car... GREAT WORK from these guys... The soundtrack with collaborations from one of my fav composers Hans Zimmer is
I just checked the DVD of this movie, and I was very pleased with it... I always admire creativity and this movie is about that... Gotta love clay... Two very likeable characters and a funny story... tight script actually. The voice acting is neat, especially Helena Bonham. Many sequences surprised me like the plane chase, the many were rabbits chases and loved the POV's of the car... GREAT WORK from these guys... The soundtrack with collaborations from one of my fav composers Hans Zimmer is really cool and sticks with ya'. Overall, a great choice to have 90 minutes of fun and inspiration... (You got it, I bought a whole lot of clay to work my brain in some figures... Decent enough) The DVD is really cool and full of features btw... Keep on rockin!!!
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1:00AM on 01/27/2006

Simply Great

Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Wererabbit, is yet another fantastic installation into the series. Which I am a huge fan of, and if you are as well ,or looking for a a great movie, this will not disappoint.

This movie has everything to like, it has a fun story, delightful characters, such as the famous duo Wallace and Gromit, but also Victor and Hutch the Rabbit. It is also filled with good old fashion humor, not vile or dick and fart jokes, but humor everyone can enjoy.
Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Wererabbit, is yet another fantastic installation into the series. Which I am a huge fan of, and if you are as well ,or looking for a a great movie, this will not disappoint.

This movie has everything to like, it has a fun story, delightful characters, such as the famous duo Wallace and Gromit, but also Victor and Hutch the Rabbit. It is also filled with good old fashion humor, not vile or dick and fart jokes, but humor everyone can enjoy.
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