Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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I don't like clay.

Here's the thing: I almost fell asleep during this film. Now, that may not be saying much as I'd like to sleep through most films, but the fact that the film itself couldn't keep me awake says something important. It says that it was boring.

Just because the whole thing is claymation, does that mean I'm supposed to get some kind of hard-on for the movie? Do I think to myself, "Gee, I'm just going to ignore the normal conventions of film, pretend the characters are interesting and be satisfied cooing over the fact that some army of idiots spent an incalculable amount of time forming and reforming little clay bits to make this thing work"? Come to think of it, I don't even like clay.

Having seen most of the "Wallace and Gromit" short films might have something to do with being unimpressed by this film, because much from those films is repeated in here. When Wallace (Peter Sallis) and his dog Gromit wake up, they go through the same rituals they did in one or more of the short films. A scene for scene repetition of something a filmmaker did before isn't exactly cause for admiration.

Wallace and Gromit open a business that protects gardens against rabbits. Their biggest job comes at the home of Lady Campanula Tottington (Helena Bonham Carter), who seems to fall for Wallace, much to the chagrin of her suitor, Victor Quartermaine (Ralph Fiennes, who seems be channeling Rowan Atkinson). Wallace tries to use one of his inventions to convince the rabbits not to like vegetables by transferring his brain waves into their brains, but the plan backfires and Wallace becomes a Were-Rabbit.

Just to repeat: I don't like clay.

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