Saturday, June 20, 2015

Movie Review: ****Chicken Run (2000)

This is stop-motion animation from Aardman Animations Studio in England.  It features the voices of Mel Gibson as Rocky and Jane Horrocks as Babs.  Babs has a bad habit, she wants to escape the coupe.  Her efforts get her in solitary confinement, over and over.  But when a rooster comes flying in the the chicken yard, a new scheme is born.  Rocky does not tell that he was shot out of a cannon, and gets the hopes of the other chickens up as the feed him and keep him away from the farmer.  He is nursing a broken wing.  In the end, his fraud is exposed, and he runs away without saying goodbye.  But the dream is still alive.  It's escape or be turned into a chicken pot pie.  The chickens build a plane, and away the go.  Rocky redeems himself in the end, and just in time.  This film was fun.  I don't know if I like the stop-action animation, which is sort of like clay.  I know I don't like that the chickens all had teeth in addition to beaks.  

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