The movie for the weekend is Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the first full-length Wallace and Gromit movie produced by Aardman and distributed by Dreamworks.
I’m a great fan of Wallace and Gromit, in particular Close Shave and the brilliant Wrong Trousers, both of which won Academy Awards for Nick Parks, so I was looking forward to a full feature length dose of the man and his dog.
Sadly, I think the longer format doesn’t really help. It’s not a bad movie, but it really doesn’t seem to reach the level of their previous efforts. Both A Close Shave and Wrong Trousers achieve a certain degree of actual tension and excitement which Curse of the Were Rabbit never seems to reach. It might be just a matter of pacing, but I also think that perhaps the story isn’t as imaginative as his previous efforts.
It’s getting pretty good reviews, others seem to like it just fine, I merely thought it could have been better. I’d give it a B- or so.