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Wallace & Gromit - Curse of the were-rabbit

huwg

Active Member
Does anyone know what age group this film is suitable for?

My 4 1/2 year old daughter hasn't been to the cinema before and I was thinking of taking her to see this.

I just hope it is not too scary.
There is usually a sinister undertone in the Aardman films, is it just the adults who pick up on it though?
 

huwg

Active Member
Thanks,
It's just that some U's don't appeal to certain age groups. Some Disney films are aimed at older kids (Brother Bear)

She likes a bit of claymation - so we'll go during half term.

:)
 

Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
Very funny film! I really enjoyed it...you can tell it's an Aardman movie...it has their fingerprints all over it.

the short Madagascar film was also quite good...
 

crobo

Well-known Member
Decadence said:
Very funny film! I really enjoyed it...you can tell it's an Ardman movie...it has their fingerprints all over it.


the short Madagascar film was also quite good...
This is encouraging - much better than Chicken Run then? I thought the Hollywood input ruined that one.
 

Kazuya Mishima

Novice Member
Went to see W&G yesterday....I said to the gf that it was one of the funniest films I had seen in a long time!

I spent almost the whole movie snorting, guffawing, sniggering etc etc. Didn't think it was spoiled by Hollywood input, it was classic Aardman but with seemingly higher production values.

The story was excellent and there was a new character, Hutch, whom I really loved, all the usual W&G gadgetry was there in full attendance, they had some new gadgets of course which were integral to the plot such as the BunnyVac 6000 and the Mind-Manipulator-O-Matic!

Can't recommend this film highly enough - it will be a Christmas TV classic in years to come!

:clap:
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
I loved it- still intrisically British and didn't overstay its welcome. I think a four year old will be fine. One scene might be described as "brooding" but not scary.
 

robbleiper

Active Member
Decadence said:
you can tell it's an Ardman movie...it has their fingerprints all over it.
QUOTE]

No pun intended!!! :devil:
 

Kazuya Mishima

Novice Member
I don't have kids but I would think yes it's okay for a four-and-a-half year old, not really any sinister stuff in this one. Yesterday when I went there were quite a few under-fives, all seemed to enjoy it, didn't hear any screams or wails, in fact the wee ones were doing impressions of the new character 'Hutch'.
 
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krusty

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saw [email protected] cineworld in middlesbrough[ screen 4] and although we enjoyed the movie.....the soundtrack was pretty poor :thumbsdow no spot effects or lfe...pretty dissapointed :(
 

Marv

Well-known Member
Yeah I thought the soundtrack was disapointng also. Went to see it at cinewolrd aswell, now I remembered why I hav'nt been there in two years. I usually ssee all my movies at Warner Village, only went Cineworld casue my mate aws driving.
 

bertha

Active Member
best laugh I've had in ages - kids loved it almost as much as me!

Highly Recommended!!

Haven't seen Madagascar but the short was brilliant too...

Berth :)
 

Sick Note

Active Member
Went to see it last night with a few mates, all of us had jaw and stomach ache afterwards from laughing.

Out of interest did they show the "Madagascar Penguins Christmas Caper" short before Wallace and Gromit in the UK cinemas?

If not you missed out. Very funny indead
 

Kazuya Mishima

Novice Member
Sick Note said:
Went to see it last night with a few mates, all of us had jaw and stomach ache afterwards from laughing.

Out of interest did they show the "Madagascar Penguins Christmas Caper" short before Wallace and Gromit in the UK cinemas?

If not you missed out. Very funny indead
Yes, they did show the penguin thing in the UK - at first I thought "oh no what's this crap" but I really enjoyed it, especially the penguin who wanted to blow everything up... :rotfl:
 

Kazuya Mishima

Novice Member
huwg said:
Damn, my daughter doesn't want to go :mad:
WHAAAAATTTT!?

Get her sorted out, "Right you, I have spent HOURS on that bloody AV Forums vetting the suitability of this film, you're going and you will bloody well enjoy it whether you want to or not!"

<<sound of child bawling>>

:D
 

huwg

Active Member
Kazuya Mishima said:
WHAAAAATTTT!?

Get her sorted out, "Right you, I have spent HOURS on that bloody AV Forums vetting the suitability of this film, you're going and you will bloody well enjoy it whether you want to or not!"

<<sound of child bawling>>

:D
:rotfl:
I'm working on it, we've just seen the 3 W&G shorts which I have on video. They went down well......

I think it she is unsure about the cinema experience, (dark & loud).
Promises of popcorn, Pick'n'mix & ice cream have so far failed to persuade her. :confused:

BTW Thanks to all those who went to see the film purely for research to answer my question. :)
 

Sick Note

Active Member
Kazuya Mishima said:
Yes, they did show the penguin thing in the UK - at first I thought "oh no what's this crap" but I really enjoyed it, especially the penguin who wanted to blow everything up... :rotfl:
My thoughts exactly mate. Old lady looking for the squeak on the penquin killed me :rotfl:

Hope they include it on the Madagascar dvd
 

Tom Tom

Well-known Member
I must say I really enjoyed, while there were moments a 4 year old might find scary, I went on Sunday at 4:30 and all the kids were really well behaved. No talking or screaming just the laughing we all gave the film.

It has some genius writing in it with the normal puns a plenty. It is a great family film.

Maybe a cheap Gromit Cuddly toy will help sway the argument??

Let us know if you get to go along and what a 4 year old really thinks.
 

ChrisNic

Active Member
Went and saw W&G last night, a real classic. There was a young child sat next to us <5 and they seemed to really enjoy it.

On a sour note my local cinema (nothing special) has just put its prices up to £7 a ticket, we very almost walked out again after seeing how much they were charging (thank god for student cards without a date on them!).
 

Siamese Cat

Active Member
My wife took our 4 year old to see it yesterday. Not frightened at all, completely suitable in that sense although she wasn't that taken with the film. She said she only quite liked it and that it was a bit too loud. She prefered the penguin short that was shown with W&G and also said she prefers Buzz & Woody (Toy Story) and Shrek. It was her second visit to the cinema, which she loves.
 

huwg

Active Member
At 9:50 I left the house, dragging my daughter kicking and screaming to the car.

We arrived at the UCI at 10:05, with the idea of letting her have a look around to see that all was ok. - At this point she was still determined to go home without seeing the film. :suicide:

At 10:15 they opened the doors :rolleyes: and actually let us into the building.
Pick'n'mix was purchased (£1.48) and we were allowed inside one of the screens just so she could see what is was like. We bought tickets for the 10:30 showing (£9.50 ish), and they offered a refund if she hated it and wanted out after 10 minutes.

A medium 7up was purchased (£2.40 :eek: ) and we entered screen 5.
2 hours later we emerged, me victorious. :clap: :clap:

She enjoyed it, I enjoyed it.
 

scrapbook

Well-known Member
I didn't think they would be able to keep the jokes going for 90 mins so I wasn't expecting too much from this....but 'cracking' movie :D :smashin:


The schene with Gromit locking the van doors and the other dog (name escapes me) trying to get in was top stuff....it had me rolling around on the floor in stiches...well almost
 

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