Small Screen Reviews
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Review
What’s It About?
An alien crash-lands and Shaun ends up looking after this cheeky but lovable extra-terrestrial, hoping to find a way of sending her home.
Who’s In It?
The usual voiceless cast!
Director: Will Becher (debut) and Richard Phelan (debut)
Everyone’s favourite baad boy Shaun The Sheep returns in his second feature film, Farmageddon.
Yet another cracking and family friendly adventure from the stable of those geniuses back at Aardman, this time round sees Shaun forced to take on the responsible role for once, having to manage a disoriented alien named Lu-La.
With plenty going on, including government suits looking for extra-terrestrial activity, and wonderdog Bitzer constantly on the prowl, while the farmer converts his home into a space theme park, Shaun’s sole job is to keep cute rabbity alien Lu-La out of trouble and ideally find a way to send her home.
Directed by a different team from the original, with Will Becher and Richard Phelan taking on the mantle from Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, the duo have managed to keep the central tenements of the Aardman films in place – namely great visual gags, a family friendly environment, and something that appeals to young and old alike.
In truth, for this writer at least, the gold standard continues to be Wallace And Gromit – Curse Of The Were-Rabbit, but Farmaggedon is a welcome addition to Aardman’s quality and ever-growing stable of remarkable films.
In A Nutshell:
A fun, family friendly, engaging film packed full of visual gags, which only serves to enhance the Aardman stable of films.
The 2001 riff
Release date: 10/02/2020