Pleasure needs no words: Aardmans A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Like the first film about the dough sheep, it is a harmless, lovable cinematic experience with lots of great little ideas. We reveal more about this in our review.
Bitzer forbids anything that is fun…
The plot summary
Strange lights over the sleepy town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mysterious visitor from a galaxy far, far away. But at nearby Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun has completely different things on his mind, as his crazy pranks are constantly thwarted by an annoyed Bitzer. When a funny and charming alien girl with amazing powers suddenly crash-lands near the farm, Shaun immediately recognizes a unique opportunity: with the help of the aliens, he can do lots of new fun and adventures! At the same time, it is also the beginning of a mission to bring the aliens home safely…
A Shaun the Sheep Movie Meaning & ending
It has now been over four years since “Shaun the Sheep – The Movie” came into cinemas. The 25 million dollar production took in over four times its budget at the global box office and enchanted not only small “Shaun the Sheep” fans: a very positive press response, nominations for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the Annie Awards (basically the Oscars of the animation industry) speak for themselves. The dialogue-free stop-motion cartoon with its child-friendly humor and its cute, lovable characters also won the hearts of many adults. Afterwards, Aardman Animations, the trick company behind “Shaun the Sheep”, was responsible for the much weaker reception of “Early Man – Stone Age Ready” : Equipped with twice the budget, the Stone Age football comedy failed globally at the 55 million dollar mark and also attracted critics more like a tired yawn. So now a sequel is being edited by Aardman Animations. Whether “Shaun the Sheep – UFO Alarm” will imitate the first sheep film economically remains to be seen, but in terms of quality this sequel makes the weak “Early Man” forgettable again: “Shaun the Sheep – UFO Alarm” is light-hearted, cleverly threaded, dialogue-free comedy for the whole family that impresses with a lot of charm.
Intergalactic First Contact: Shaun, Bizzer and Timmy at the beginning of a great new adventure.
The directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan pick up where the directors Mark Burton (this time responsible for the script with Jon Brown) and Richard Starzak (designed the story for this part) left off with the predecessor: The fluffy 87-minute short sequel is based on it like its predecessor and the “Shaun the Sheep” series based on endearing, word-free situational comedy. Most of the time it’s a big gap between expectation and appearance as well as actual circumstances that amuse: from the “Shaun the Sheep” constant gag that the flock of sheep gets up to absurd jokes when guard dog Bitzer isn’t looking, to the great effort that the farmer puts in to achieve measly results right up to the heavily staffed alien authority that is chasing after Lu-La and looks much more capable than she is. Since many of the punchlines in “Shaun the Sheep – UFO Alarm” are generated from this one basic idea, it is both a credit to the directors and the editing work by Sim Evan-Jones that these humorous ideas keep coming back, as well as to the credit of the trick artists: “Shaun the Sheep – UFO Alarm” impresses, as befits a “Shaun the Sheep” project, with simple but noticeably loving animation in which all the characters (whether human, animal, alien or a WALL· E-reminiscent robot with a Donald Duck losing streak) develop a personality through reduced but clear facial expressions and gestures. And because the characters are so charming, you just enjoy laughing along with them.
In this case there are also numerous tongue-in-cheek sci-fi homages and the new creative possibilities that Lu-La allows filmmakers. Although “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” is bigger, more colorful and broader than what Shaun and Co. are used to, Aardman Animations resists the temptation to go faster and louder – dogged cynics and (wannabe) pubescents who are everything family friendly is, dismiss it as stupid and boring, please stay outside the door, as with “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”. Everyone else can look forward to imaginative trick fun.
Conclusion: Adorable, sweet and funny! Shaun takes to the big screen once again for an out-of-this-world adventure. Fans big and small can look forward to a refreshing, woolly, er, cozy visit to the cinema.
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” can be seen in USA cinemas from September 25, 2019.