Loved Shaun the Sheep and his friends in 2015? That outgoing group of friends conquering their animal world? Well, we have good news for you: They’re back! Together with writers Jon Brown, Mark Burton (“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”, “Madagascar”) and Nick Park (“Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”, “Chicken Run”), directors Will Becher (“The Weatherman”, “Off Beat”) and Richard Phelan (“Damned”) brought together their favourite animals for a second film.
Thanks to them, you can go on new and exciting adventures with Shaun the Sheep in the adorable and gorgeous family film “A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”.
‘In a dark forest, far far away…’ Hold on, is this really the start of a children’s film? Yes, it is! Keep on reading. ‘… there was a small, cute and innocent alien who fell on earth by accident.
After being discovered by a terrifying man, it ran away as far away as possible, all the way to the lovely farm of Shaun and his friends. After having met the unusual guest, whose name turned out to be Lu-la, Shaun shows her what their world looks like.
They turn their Mossy Bottom Farm into a delightful playground but on the other side of town, things are getting more serious. A secretive agency known as the Ministry of Alien Detection starts its investigation into the strange object and its inhabitant that landed on the planet.
There are even more aliens sightings spotted and one of them is right on the farm of Shaun’s owner. He gets greedy for money and decides to use that as his advantage to create Farmageddon: A place on his farm where alien amateurs and space lovers can come together to have a great time.
While Shaun is learning that Lu-la’s arrival was an accident and that her parents are still up there, the secret agent is closing in on her. Can the brotherhood between the animals and their new friend makes sure that Lu-la can return home or will she stay trapped forever in an unknown world to her?
Stop-motion family films are mostly about friendship, family, insecurity, sadness and just coming together to achieve something nice. “A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” is just like that. Sometimes it might feel a little predictable for the adults but hey, the children will adore “A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”. No matter how many times they’ve seen similar movies.
Something that the children might not get but that the adults will love are the references to other movies and televisions series. The director and writers themselves don’t know how many references they used in this movie.
According to them, they just kept coming until there were too many to count. We lost count as well but we got some of them such as “Doctor Who”, “E.T.” and “Aliens”. Some are more subtle than others but they are all gorgeously done. As an adult, you can get from “A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” an Easter egg hunt movie.
If you have the feeling that the animations look familiar (and no, not because you have seen the previous Shaun the Sheep movie or television series), then you’re surely right about that.
Aardman, the animation company behind this film, already brought you “Chicken Run”,” Early Man” and “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” and if you’ve seen any of those films then you know what you can expect. The most stunning, wonderful and perfectly made stop-motion animations.
There are almost no conversations in this film and so all the emotions have to be represented on screen via the animations. The whole team succeeds in that stunningly. They will leave you with a big smile on your face, especially because of the contagious laughter from Shaun and Lu-La.
Do you want to have a nice and relaxing family time while watching a film you will enjoy? Then “A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” is the movie right up your street. It’s a lovely, delightful and flawlessly crafted movie that will make you smile for the whole hour and a half.