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Shaun the Sheep Movie - Film Review

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Published March 1st 2015
Flock to the cinemas
The hilarious flock of sheep with their ever entertaining tricks are hitting the big screen this March. Shaun the Sheep, the movie, is out in cinemas in Australia on March 26th 2015. The flock, led by 'mischievous' Shaun have a big trip to the city this season.

After a long string of monotonous days doing the same routine day in and day out, Shaun is bored to his wits. He spots a city bus with an advertisement on it and on seeing the inspirational quote on the ad that says 'Take the day off', Shaun comes up with a clever plan to take the day off with his fellow sheep.

The next morning, the plan to lock the sleeping farmer in his caravan and party in his house is executed without much trouble. The sheep are excited, they are having a ball at the farmers house while he sleeps peacefully in the caravan. The caravan however, gets accidentally knocked over the boulder that secures it and rides away to the city with the sleeping farmer inside.

What follows next is a rollicking adventure in the city, away from Mossy Bottom farm. A lost farmer and his loyal Bitzer, Shaun and the flock, a homeless dog, and peril in the form of an animal containment officer.

The movie is enjoyable for adults and kids alike. The humour is fresh and has modern day elements in it like a new fashion hair style trend that goes viral on social media. The sheep disguise themselves as people in the city and cause havoc in a local restaurant and everything goes topsy-turvy.

Shaun, being the risk taker, comes up with these out of the 'ordinary-sheep' ideas. He is ready to take one for his team and loves the farmer at Mossy Bottom farm. While he wants to have his little bit of fun, he doesn't want to put his fellow sheep in danger. He is resourceful and his ideas ingenious however nothing always goes to plan in its entirety for Shaun. The chase to the city and back to Mossy Bottom farm is not without some dangers. It all adds up to a befitting climax.

While it is not easy to keep an audience engaged for the length of a movie without dialogues, the creative group & plot deserve full credit for their work. The movie is without doubt, enjoyable and utterly funny throughout.

This March, Aardman animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run bring Shaun the Sheep to the cinemas. We have all loved the TV series and 8 minute episodes, it just gets bigger and better at the movies. Watch the trailer below.

Images appear courtesy of Studio Canal
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