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Wallace & Gromit - 3 Cracking Adventures [DVD]
Wallace & Gromit - 3 Cracking Adventures [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nick Park
Offered by rsdvd
Price: 4.43

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Classics, 16 Aug 2009
The original Wallace and Gromit half-hour adventures. And it's easy to see why the series became as popular as it did!

A Grand Day Out -
Wallace and Gromit go to the moon because Wallace is out of cheese. Probably the weakest of the adventures but still a lot of fun and you have to forgive the slight amateur feel as it was their first outing on a very low budget. Many good jokes to keep you amused though, particularly during the scene in which they build the rocket.

The Wrong Trousers -
An evil penguin lodges with Wallace and Gromit and has some very interesting plans involving Wallace's new invention. Best of the bunch, with a strong intriguing plot, a fantasticamount of tension, a terrifying villain (despite the fact that he doesn't speak or even change his facial expressions!) and a climactic train-top chase that can easily rival anything Michal Bay can make!

A Close Shave -
Wallace falls for local wool shop owner Wendolene after she employs their new window-cleaning service but Gromit has his suspicions about her pet dog. This one comes a very close second behind The Wrong Trousers, with another exciting and very funny plot. The introduction of a second speaking character doesn't in any way detract from the relationship between the two leads, the non-verbal bad guy is again very threatening and the climactic action scene this time covers a whole third of the running time! Also features the debut of Shaun the Sheep, who was so popular he went on to star in his own series.

All three -
All the adventures offer something for everyone, both kooky characters and colourful settings for the kids, as well as witty one-liners and intelligent plots for the adults. The animation is great, and it's nice to see the slightly more hand-made look to these three films, as opposed to the more polished Hollywood look of the next two (which are also fantastic). Recommended for anyone of any age with a sense of adventure and an even better sense of humour!
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Alien Vs Predator/Aliens Vs Predator 2 - Requiem [DVD]
Alien Vs Predator/Aliens Vs Predator 2 - Requiem [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steven Pasquale
Price: 7.82

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't see a thing, 16 Aug 2009
Regardless of the dodgy special effects, bad acting and poor plots, both of these films suffer from one major problem that can't be overlooked - they're so badly lit that it's very difficult to see what's happening most of the time, particularly in the scenes involving the actual aliens and predators. How the makers of the second film made this mistake again after everyone complained about it the first time round is beyond me.
Can't recommend the films because I'm not sure what happened in them, simply because I couldn't see much.
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