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Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Writer/directors Richard Starzak & Mark Burton bring Nick Park's stop-motion dialogue-free animated series Shaun The Sheep to the big screen.
Shaun & the rest of the gang end up in the big city after a slight mishap which leads them into all sorts of trouble and wooly hijinks.
Like previous Aardman Animations, Shaun takes it time setting up jokes and situations instead of rapidly firing chaos at the viewers from all sides and that's where it's greatest strength lies.  Sure it's irresistibly cute but it packs enough smarts and gentle slyness in it's humor to make it worthwhile for the whole family.  Amidst all it's simplicity lies some wonderfully crafted harmless sight gags, a startling attention to design & detail and a welcome delight after welcome delight.

4 close shaves out of 5


Neg said...

Wait....a sheep movie nut.....and it wasn't Doc...


cuckoo said...

:doc: :doc:

Doc tried to watch it several times but he couldn't keep it in his trousers for longer than 2 minutes at a time