The sweet and slapstick world of Shaun the Sheep is upgraded to a full feature movie and it doesn't really feel boring at all as the time flies away with the company. It also helps enormously that the movie is without dialogue and it resorts to glances and atmosphere to get it's plot across, but why the need of a Big Bad?
The fist 20 minutes are the most sharp, ingenious and dazzlingly entertaining sequences Aardmann has ever put to film. Unfortunately, when they get to the city, it turns into your predictable good ol'harmless family entertainment. It still has some high points and pretty clever jokes, but it just seems like it's going mindless through the beats most of the time.
Aardman's latest feature pales next to its predecessors but is good family entertainment anyway. Novelty of non talking animals, and humans to boot, is a pleasure at first but after awhile the conceit wears out. Some good gags but not quite up to maintaining feature length.
Oh, great, now I have to buy a sheep. This silent film is so incredibly cute: furry bubblegum rainbow cherry-grass mixed with the cutest little baby sheep. It brings an innocence that seems to be lost in kids movies nowadays. It's funny without needing any words: a good example on how to make a movie to stimulate attention and storytelling. Great work by this couple of directors.