Shaun the sheep – the more you see of him, the more you want to. The Mossy Bottom Farm gang is taking a day off. They have gone on a mini-vacation to the big city but trouble brews there, which sends the farmer running to help them. However, the farmer then gets a bang on his head, resulting in amnesia, on his runaway caravan. This propels Shaun to save the gang and the day. He has come a long way since his days as a young lamb destined to end up as dogfood in a tin-can.
Rather dumb like his crews, they are always having fun on their farm. But they are all mute because Shaun’s world is really mute, except for the Farmer, who is always proclaiming nastiness under his breath, that sounds like speech but is really just gruffed-up perspectives. The stop-motion in the film is amazing, and the characters are built off Plasticine, who elaborately convey a world of poodles, emotions, amnesia, cruel society, animal controllers posed as antagonists, warped celebrity culture, but no puppet-digits involved. The quaint English-taste of the film is intact, which is what everyone expects off a spin off Wallace and Gromit, on the big-screen and if you love Plasticine-cartoons, no matter your age, this one is set to be beloved.
Film rating: 9/10.