August 27, 2012

"A Grand Day Out"

"A Grand Day Out" (short), 1990. A man and his dog build a rocket to go to the moon.

Written & directed by Nick Park. Starring Peter Sallis.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 3/4 (Good)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 3/4 (Good)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, 4/4 5/4). So much whimsy. It's kind of sad that all the other Wallace & Gromit films are spoofs of film genres (although I guess you could argue this one is a take-off of "A Trip to the Moon"); their best moments are when they're just doing their own thing.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.3/4 3.4/4 (Very good)

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