Thursday, 8 February 2007
Flushed Away : from the Aardman (Wallace and Grommit) stable, this animated feature (with computer graphics, not clay) is a James Bond spoof and a lot of fun for adults. Plenty of gags, as many in front of the camera as in the background make this worthwhile. Unfortunately the three younger members of the GGBlog family lost interest making this effort more appropriately pitched for ‘upper-primary’ and up. By contrast, we also watched the much maligned Disney effort, Home On the Range, their last hand drawn animation which is very much aimed at the ‘lower-primary’ age and they loved it. Roseanne Barr and Judi Dench are the lead cows in this fun Western who go in search of the baddies to save their farm. The country music is great too with tracks from k.d.lang, Bonnie Raitt and Tim McGraw.