Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Goofy, lovable characters Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis), an inventor, and his pet dog, Gromit, operate the Anti-Pesto Security Co. in a small English village, protecting vegetable gardens from rabbits. Wallace’s Bun-Vac 6000 sucks up the bunnies into a clear bubble and then drops them in the country, where they become his pets. As the village prepares for the annual Giant Vegetable Competition, contestants watch, pamper and protect their melons, tomatoes, carrots and pumpkins. Lady Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter) calls Anti-Pesto to her castle when she spots a rabbit in her garden. Smitten by her kindness and beauty, Wallace assures her that her vegetables are safe. But when the rabbit population becomes unmanageable, Wallace tries to remove the rabbits’ appetite for veggies with his Mind-O-Matic brain-altering machine. The machine malfunctions, creating a mutant giant were-rabbit.
While this movie had a slow beginning, it soon took off and became an interesting action adventure that all of the family will love. With no foul language and only a few mild sexual innuendos, this is one of the cleanest films I have seen in quite a while. There was one scene where the bad guy is hanging by a flag pole and moons the spectators, but all you see is a “clay” unclothed bottom. All in all, this one is a winner.
I also enjoyed the short film that opened the movie. Made by the creators of “Madagascar,” the penguins are back in a Christmas Caper that is sure to please.