The first feature length outing for Wallace and Gromit sees them in the vegetable-protection industry. As AntiPesto they specialise in keeping the village’s prized vegetables safe from the ever hungry mouths of rabbits. In a humane manner. The Annual Giant Vegetable Show is only a few days away when the Were-Rabbit makes an appearance. Destruction of many much-loved vegetables occurs, and AntiPesto also have to deal with Victor Quartermaine who believes that the gun would be much more useful in dealing with the problem than any of Wallace’s methods.
Through in a bit of a love story, not to mention a weight loss problem, and you’ve got the essence of this film’s plot. And anyone who hasn’t seen any of Park’s previous work may be surprised at exactly how much plasticine can convey.
This is a really enjoyable film. There is plenty of humour to keep you smiling, and at only 85 mins even the younger children should be able tos it through it without too much trouble.
There are plenty of allusions to other films, especially were-wolf ones. And we’ve get our first homage to King Kong though I’m guessing that Jackson’s one will be slightly longer.
There is also a short before the main feature, starring the penguins from Madagascar. I didn’t hugely enjoy that film, but the penguins were great, and here they are just as funny.