Tuesday 11 October 2005 — This is over 17 years old. Be careful.
I saw the latest Wallace and Gromit movie (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) yesterday. It’s fabulous:
- The animation as always is first-rate. The facial caricatures are hilarious.
- Being a full-length movie, this has much more detail than previous films, especially in the sets.
- Listen to the score: there are a number of variations of the Wallace and Gromit theme, used cleverly during high points of the movie.
- The plot, as always, involves the innocent and mundane (a vegetable growing competition) turned dramatic.
- The sets are full of puns. Wallace’s cheese library includes East of Edam, Grated Expectations, and Fromage to Eternity.
- The humor is perfect for kids of all ages, including a few low-road visual jokes for the grown-ups.
- The bunnies are very cute, but the cutest thing in the movie is the very first shot, of Gromit as a puppy.
In other Wallace and Gromit news, remarkably, over the weekend, the Wallace and Gromit warehouse was destroyed by fire. The props and sets from all the other Wallace and Gromit movies were lost.
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