a shaun the sheep movie: farmageddon

★★★★

DIRECTORs: will becher and richard phelan (debut)
STARRING: justin fletcher, john sparkles, chris morrell, and amalia vitale

 

REVIEWER: emily carter

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organisation can capture her.

Whether Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run or Shaun the Sheep, Aardman Animations have produced some major favourites for the whole family. And they're back again with farmyard meets outer space extravaganza - Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon.

 

Shaun the Sheep hit the big screen for the first time in 2015, and the ridiculously zany adventures continue in its sequel, Farmageddon. The classic quirky humor and stop motion clay animation are well and truly back again.

 

Farm life is already strange enough when an adorable alien (Lu-La) crash lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun the Sheep and the flock get together to help their space visitor get home - and all before that sinister organisation gets to her first! 

 

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon doesn't use any dialogue, and just like the first film, it doesn't need it to tick all those comedy boxes. It's quirky and funny, using the kind of humour that even the little'uns will catch. With a script of bleats and baas, it relies on great visual and slapstick humour - something that makes it so universal. 

 

While a fun flick, mixing Shaun and sci-fi can come across as a slightly uncomfortable fit at times. This particular addition to Aardman Animations feels particularly suitable to the kids - perfect timing for the school holidays.

 

You don't need words to make Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon a funny flick. A super-quirky movie great for the littlest of movie-goers.

★★★★

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