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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.