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  • The team that brought you Wallace and Gromit now bring their first full-length animated feature, Chicken Run.

  • This is a movie all the critics went nuts for.

  • "It was well-written, it was well-animated, it was different, it had a unique story."

  • And it's another one, honestly, I think just sorta falls into the OK pile.

  • But that's not bad, it's just OK.

  • Why? Well, let's take a look.

  • On a chicken farm in England, one little hen tries as hard as she can to escape everyday, but is constantly caught and thrown back in.

  • Things get more dangerous, though, when the owner of the chicken farm decides that she wants to start making pies out of the chickens.

  • So the hens have to make it out before the machine that makes the pies is fully put together.

  • Their answer comes in the form of a rooster played by Mel Gibson.

  • He claims that he flew into the pen and that he can teach the chickens how to fly as well.

  • The only downside is his wing is broken, so he can't teach them right away.

  • But he spends their time trying to verbally show them how to do it.

  • But the clock is ticking away as they get closer and closer to pie day.

  • It's a race to see if they can get out a la Great Escape style before the owner can turn them into mincemeat.

  • It was really great seeing this animation team finally do a full-length motion picture and showing that they can pull it off and still have it be very entertaining.

  • Its comedy is a little different from, say, something like Wallace and Gromit, which was a little bit more quiet at times.

  • This one is constant dialogue and constant visual jokes.

  • But, in a sense, it has sorta the same feel as Wallace and Gromit as it's not always trying to make you laugh every second.

  • It'll take time just to have a character breathe and talk about however they're feeling.

  • A lot of people say there was a ton of grownup jokes, but really, I didn't see them until maybe near the end.

  • "Great Scott, what was that?!"

  • "A cling-on, captain!

  • The engines can't take it!"

  • I guess the only main problem I have with it is that the story is a touch too predictable.

  • I mean, once again, we're gonna have the liar reveal backstory.

  • And it's not gonna be just brushed over, either.

  • It's gonna take up a good chunk of the third act with the characters moping and doping and-

  • Oh, Jesus, I've gone on and on about this. I'm not gonna prattle anymore. Let's just say it's boring.

  • And I don't think the jokes are quite strong enough to make up for such a lackluster part of the movie.

  • But like I said before, I still think it holds up as being OK.

  • It is still very creative, it's got some memorable characters, it does have some good lines.

  • This stop-motion animation is always great to see. I mean, this team always does a wonderful job.

  • It's bright, it's colorful, it's mostly upbeat, it's very imaginative at times, and it has 1 or 2 bits for adults, too.

  • Had it not gone for the liar reveal story arc and maybe thought a little bit more out of the box, I would've liked it a lot more, but I still think it's a decent flick.

  • It's got just enough for kids and just enough for adults.

  • I think it's worth at least a viewing.

The team that brought you Wallace and Gromit now bring their first full-length animated feature, Chicken Run.

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