Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (no spoilers)

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…is excellent. Haven’t laughed so much in a film in ages.

I’m not one of thse anti-CGI doomsayers, but it has to be said that the craftsmanship in an animation such as this (which in fact did use CGI for one or two effects) is there for all to see. When you just have to use an algorithm to build a townscape or whatever, any in jokes you add will be an afterthought. If however, you have to painstakingly build every single house and shop front, you’re bound to add a whole extra level of detail.

So it was with this film. In all the action I only read one or two of the shop hoardings, but every one I did read was a bad pun. There’s a scene when Wallace skims his finger across the books on a shelf and the title of every single one is a bad cheese joke (“East of Edam”).

It’s one of those films you’ll be able to watch again and again, each time getting more detail.

Oh, and one last thing. One of the best jokes can be found right at the end of the titles. As someone who always watches the titles, it never ceases to amaze me how few people seem to be aware that film makers do this sort of thing all the time.

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