Unfortunately, this isn’t their best work. Still, it’s family entertainment that will make everyone giggle at least a few times.
- No profanity.
- Some gags and jokes that some kids won’t understand.
- It’s super silly.
- You can be or do anything you set your mind to.
- Girls can play soccer too.
- Lots of visual gags and puns.
- The talented voice cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Timothy Spall, and Richard Ayoade.
- I thought all of the characters’ accents were funny and ridiculous.
- Wallace and Gromit are actually in a couple of the crowd shots. Yay!
Things I didn’t like:
- How sad that I was actually glad when the movie ended. I hate to admit I was bored at times.
- The trailer doesn’t really show what the movie is about. As it turns out, it’s a soccer movie ala Stone Age vs. Bronze Age.
- Americans won’t catch a lot of the British jokes. For example, there is a zebra pelt on the ground when Dug first enters the Bronze-age village. Apparently, it refers to the British term “zebra crossing.”
- Some people won’t get the duck joke. I didn’t.
- The story is pretty thin with characters I didn’t feel very invested in.
- Visually, it felt dark and rough. I suppose that’s supposed to make us feel like we’re in the Stone Age, but it made me sleepy and uninterested.
- Predictable ending.
- “Sliced bread! That’s the biggest thing since…well, ever!” – lady in the market
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