Tuesday, April 21, 2009

75. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit



Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Directed by Nick Park & Steve Box


I categorize Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit as a companion film to The Emperor's New Groove. It doesn't have the epic storytelling of The Lion King, or the crazy antics of Aladdin, but it does feature a simple story with great characters and some really big laughs. Like Emperor's New Groove, I go to this film for an quick joy fix.

I rank this film higher than Groove because the laughs are a bit bigger for me and more often come from a comical gag than they do from a more self-conscious place that Groove does. There is one particular gag with "Pansy Spray" that leaves me in stitches every time.

If you've never seen the film, than I envy you being able to see this for the first time. I guarantee that you'll love the clay-mation and the pun and site gag filled humor. In fact, this is probably the closest you'll get to the Marx Brothers comedy in animated form (outside of Chuck Jones). Stick with this film until the amazing third act which is jam-packed with action and gags that come every second. Give this simple film a chance, I hope it becomes a small little gem for you as it has for me.

Here is the underwhelming trailer

1 comments:

Maria said...

Hey, are your films in order of top 100? The Were-Rabbit beats Bourne Identity? Really?

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