Park is essentially a benign Tarantino. His films are a tapestry of post-modern self-reference; narratives created by pairing two or more disparate influences; commentary created through the ironic juxtaposition of forms. Here, the tropes of children's animation are paired with the iconography of the Hammer horror. While not wholly substantial, the result is brilliant realised & entertaining. A masterwork of craft.
Just delightful. More successful than Close Shave in broadening the world of Wallace and Gromit while retaining its whimsy and soul. I love the classical build-up to the story. It uses our familiarity with genre and narrative to prime us for its developments, from the spooky 50s horror music, to the Frankenstein and King Kong references.
A wonderful instant classic. The artistry and effort required to produce the film is a joy to watch and the momentum is kept up throughout the running time, which I wasn't expecting. The gag rate is very very high and there are so many visual puns it demands repeated viewings.
Like Wes Anderson's The Fantastic Mr. Fox, you get so lost in the artistry, acting, story and photography that you at times really do forget you're watching animation.
Great comedy, thrilling action, not a boring moment - everything you expect from Wallace and Gromit, and then some.
I felt like the story was weak. I can't remember anything about this film except for a giant rabbit. The plot wasn't as interesting as most of the other Wallace and Gromit films, even though the animation was better than previous productions.