Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
The plucky characters from a series of animated shorts, Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog, Gromit, make their feature debut here. After starting a pest control business, the duo soon lands a job from the alluring Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) to stop a giant rabbit from destroying the town's crops. Both Wallace and the stuffy Victor (Ralph Fiennes) vie for the lady's affections. If Wallace wants to please his pretty client, and best Victor, he needs to capture that pesky bunny.
Release Date: October 07, 2005
Writer: Nick Park
Director: Nick Park, Steve Box
Producer: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Lord, Nick Park, David Sproxton
Cast: Liz Smith, Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Kelsey, John Thomson, Geraldine McEwan, Mark Gatiss, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Dicken Ashworth, Nicholas Smith, Vincent Ebrahim(less)
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Aardman has done it yet again with their dynamic humorous duo- Wallace and Gromit. By pushing this to a movie theater level they really out did themselves. All the humor and whit you would expect from these two characters, you get, and more. Also, just like the previous films you are introduced to additional characters and a new villain. This film is a great light-hearted film perfect for kids at Halloween.
I give this a PG rating for some unnecessary adult humor. Most of this will go right your kids heads.February 2nd, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·
Fortunately for parents everywhere, there's no curse to be wary of in Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Unfortunately, the filmmakers decided to include a few elements that push the G rating. DreamWorks’ Jeffrey Katzenberg fretted over a bit of the movie’s Benny Hill-esque bawdiness, according to Entertainment Weekly, but Park insisted on leaving it in, saying that’s what always draws the biggest laughs. “We wanted to be cheeky but retain a sense of innocence,” Park is quoted as saying in the EW article.
While this movie had a slow beginning, it soon took off and became an interesting action adventure that all of the family will love. With no foul language and only a few mild sexual innuendos, this is one of the cleanest films I have seen in quite a while. There was one scene where the bad guy is hanging by a flag pole and moons the spectators, but all you see is a “clay” unclothed bottom. All in all, this one is a winner.
Parents need to know that the movie includes some mildly scary images of the were-rabbit's transformation -- first in shadow and then in person. These images follow the werewolf pattern, with teeth, fur, paws, and snout indicating the beast's emergence. The townsfolk and one hunter in particular pursue the were-rabbit, with guns and garden tools (again, following classic horror conventions, as in Frankenstein). Characters drink at a party, and make occasional bawdy, Benny-Hillish sexual references, most of which will go over little ones' heads.
Wallace and Gromit are a sweet and silly pair of claymation characters that your family should know and love... <a href="https://www.clearplay.com/MovieDash.aspx?id=2005" class="external" target="blank">See Full Review</a>October 24th, 2013 · Details