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!

4 comments:

Oricon Ailin said...

I really really wanna see this. I didn't like Chicken Run. I don't know why. I kept falling asleep during it.

BUT...the previews for this one look great!! I like the part where Gromit is in the van making the bunny rabbit on top of it dance. hehehehe

minty clorets said...

ohh I love Wallace and Gromit. I saw 2 films of WaG on BBC. one was where the gang was trying to save bunch of sheeps and the other one where they went to the moon.

Space Nakji said...

I can't believe what I'm hearing! Chicken Run was SO funny! It was so funny, I almost blacked out from laughing so hard. Seriously, at one point I was wiping away tears as fast as I could because I was laughing too hard to see the screen.

Hmm, I guess this means I'll have to have a paramedic with me when I see the Wallace and Gromit movie.

San Nakji said...

Unfortunately seeing this movie will mean renaming you 고 Space Nakji....