Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (NO Spoilers--)

We just came from seeing "Wallace and Gromit: the Curse of the Were-Rabbit," and I can recommend it unreservedly. It is charming and fun, including for the small children in the audience, but perhaps even more so for the adults who may have a chance at catching the many references to classic and modern monster movies. Besides the obvious wolf-man theme, I caught bits borrowed from "The Incredible Hulk," "The Fly," "Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde," "Brotherhood of the Wolf," and "King Kong," as well as the extended opening sequence which is an homage to the Supermarionation "Thunderbirds." And then there are the multiple layers of sight gags, all of which I'm sure we did not catch, and which will probably require a second viewing.

For those who haven't seen the trailers, balmy inventor Wallace and his competent dog assistant, Gromit, have established a sucessful pest-control operation in their gardening-mad village, keeping the rabbit population away from the villagers' vegetables. Wallace is naturally kind-hearted and doesn't kill the rabbits he captures, but what to do with them? The attempted solution unleashes the mayhem--.

Funny, witty, clever, cute--. It's all there. Something for everyone!

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