Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (2005) – movie review

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Movie Review by Neils Hesse

Starring (voices of): Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay

Directors: Nick Park, Steve Box

“Come on Gromit, put some more ‘welly’ into it!” That’s the kind of ridiculous thing you’d expect to hear from Wallace! Yes that’s the same loveable inventor extraordinaire also known as the man behind Anti-Pesto! For the uninitiated Anti-Pesto as it so simply suggests is an anti-pest agency that is run by Wallace and Gromit, the dynamic duo of the pest fighting world. Gromit of course is the dog brains behind the outfit, as they say behind every successful man is his faithful and extremely quiet dog! Opening with a visceral Thunderbirds/dynamic duo routine the film quickly gives you a good character study of all the characters involved in this outing for our heroes.

Then just as you are resigning yourself to the fact that this will be a simple comfortable experience a huge marrow ravishing, carrot gnawing vegetarian monster turns up!

It is now up to Wallace and Gromit to save the day before the dastardly Victor Quartermaine, a blatantly slimy cad who also happens to be Wallace’s main rival for the interests of Lady Tottingham, blasts a bullet into it.

Alas it seems like Wallace is so taken by Lady Tottingham’s melons that he isn’t of much help and so it falls onto the reliable shoulders of Gromit to save the day thus making it safe for all vegetables big and small once again.

As soon as you finish reading this get down to your local multiplex and happily buy a ticket to see it knowing full well that you will be thrilled, tickled and thoroughly entertained! This is a fantastic film with a bit of everything for everybody, so go on put some ‘welly’ into it and get going!

The voice talents are all marvellous, but even though he doesn’t say a word Gromit steals every scene he’s in. It’s absolutely hilarious and great fun for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

And as far as I know no vegetables were harmed during the filming of this fresh movie!

6 out of 6 stars