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#21 Christian

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:01 PM

Saw it with my 5-year-old and just-turned-4-year-old. The crowd at the second-run theater was decent for a low-grossing film that's played there a couple of weeks already. I'm always surprised at how long the theater will keep family-oriented films, even underperformers. I think parents love having a place to drop off their children for a blessed 90 minutes, at low cost.

Me and a woman across the aisle laughed much more robustly than others in the theater. Not that the film was a constant laugh riot, but it's good natured humor includes several belly laughs. Nevertheless, I feel like Aardman films always stretch to get to feature length. I could see this working a bit more crisply as an hour-long TV special. Yet despite some padding, I enjoyed the film and will recommend it to others.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

I love that this film was nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Film. That might be the biggest surprise for me this morning.