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Posted on 1/10/06 06:58 PM
Wallace (Peter Sallis) and Gromit run their own company called "Anti-Pesto." With it, they capture the rabbits that rummage the gardens of England, rather than killing them (this IS a G-rated movie). Eventually, Wallace uses a machine to cause the rabbits to dislike their standard food, but after the process, a "were-rabbit" has created a larger mess than standard ones. The duo are asked by Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to weed out the problem, but her suitor (Ralph Fiennes) has other plans.
It has been a while, but the UK smash "Wallace and Gromit" has finally been brought to the big screen with Dreamworks distributing it. Back in 2000, director Nick Park has created a summer sensation called "Chicken Run," which only had ONE American star in it - Mel Gibson. Now, he and Simon Bax reunite for this latest effort, which is yet another hilarious claymation movie.
After "Corspe Bride," it doesn't come to any surprise that another film with British undertones would be welcome into theaters. This time, it's a stop-motion claymation adventure. "Curse of the Were-Rabbit" has more gadgets than you can shake a stick at, including a BV-6000 that sucks up all the rabbits in a glass jar. And Wallace still loves cheese more than ever, even if he's trying to go on a diet and eliminate negative thoughts with one of his gadgets. It's all handled well enough, and it's downright hilarious.
Moviegoers beware that this movie, like "Corpse Bride," is heavy on the British humor. And, like "Chicken Run," the cast includes only two familiar actors and actresses - Ralph Fiennes as Victor and Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Tottington. Both of them relish in their roles. But it wouldn't be a "Wallace and Gromit" movie without Peter Sallis as the voice of Wallace, wouldn't it? Also, while the movie has a dark tone, composer Hans Zimmer's slaphappy score is thrown into the mix to keep us from taking the whole thing too seriously. And it does good at that too.
Before the movie begins, you will be treated to "The Christmas Caper" which stars the penguins from "Madagascar." With this short being so hilarious, it sets the tone for a laugh-filled comedy that only the talented British can give us.