Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

Last week, the 6-year-old noticed the movie posters, the movie reviews and the Burger King promotion for the latest Wallace & Gromit film. He kept asking when we could go and see it so I happily caved and took him last Friday.

Great film. If you enjoyed any of Nick Park’s other short films featuring Wallace & Gromit then you’ll love The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The stop-motion animation is a nice change from some of the cheap 3D animation that is being dumped on audiences of late.

Ralph Fiennes provides the voice for the character of Victor Quartermaine and does a fabulous job. The writing and the story are also superb. There are plenty of laughs and gags along the way but I couldn’t help but wonder if some of the producers meddled with the script.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Jeffrey Katzenberg insisted on some of the cruder jokes being included in the script. Don’t get me wrong I loved the Shrek movies and think they work quite well. I just felt that some of the jokes seemed out of place and “dumbed down” in the Wallace & Gromit world.

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