Since Wallace and Gromit’s first short, “Grand Day Out”, I’ve always enjoyed watching these characters. Is it childish? Probably but what’s not to like about them? Their first big screen outing is backed by Dreamworks but the film still has a homegrown feel about it and benefits as a result. The titular pair own a pest control business and in the run up to the yearly giant vegetable contest, are kept particularly busy. That is until the were-rabbit appears and starts to mess with the townfolk and generally causes a ruckus.
The characters have always been a strong point in pieces by Aardman and this film is no different. Both Wallace and Gromit have some excellent scenes together and the interplay and timing of scenes is spot on. One thing which also struck me was the cinematography. For an animated title, it’s beautifully shot and the detail on the models is astounding. The script also has space for a cast of characters voiced by Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham-Carter and Peter Kay all of which complement the story excellently. If you’re looking for a funny film at the moment then you’d be a fool to overlook this.
Tony’s Verdict: 9/10