Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Wallace and Gromit
In the weekend I went with the TOLS (Those of Little Significance) to see Wallace and Gomit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. San Nakji was a big fan of the first run of short films and so I have been anxiously waiting the coming of this movie. In the interim there was that Chicken Run movie, but without Wallace, what was the point of it? Mel Gibson is no Peter Sallis and I don't even remember any of the other characters...
As I have said, this version is the original. Another is coming out for the Americans corrected to their ear. What that means exactly, I don't know. I tried to listen for words that I thought Americans wouldn't understand, but in the end I was enjoying the film so much, I forgot... Maybe we are lucky here in Aotearoa that we produce virtually no films and tv shows, meaning that we never have problems with other accents in the world as that is all we ever hear in our media!
The movie itself was great. Wallace was his bumbling best and Gromit had to do everything in his power to save him from the Were-Rabbit! I just can't get over how clever the claymation is. No matter how advanced animation gets, I think there will always be a place for this art form. I heard somewhere, true or not I don't know, that it takes a whole day to make one second of claymation! No wonder this film took so long to make. Hopefully this isn't the last... hopefully! Make sure you get out and support this film so it isn't, ok?
San Nakji for President!