A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon                                review by Bobby Blakey

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For years Aardman studios has been churning out some of the best and most memorable stop motion animation including the famed Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and The Pirates! Band of Misfits. One of their most popular and long running is that of Shaun the Sheep spanning TV series’, specials and a big screen feature. Now Shaun is back once again for another feature film bringing a sci-fi element into the fun with A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. Could this latest bring more out of this world fun to the fans or should it stop in motion once and for all?

 

Farmageddon follows an alien with amazing powers who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm leading Shaun the Sheep on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her. As with all of their Shaun stories this one once again brings all the laughs you expect complete with over the top shenanigans galore that includes all your favorite characters and some new ones including the fun and adorable alien visitor. As usual the character designs and personas are brilliant and offer up everything you want in these films like only Aardman can.

There is little to say about these beloved characters that haven’t been said before, but the attention to detail with their mannerisms and facial features is amazing. This is made all the better feeling like one of their bigger Shaun stories taking it in the world of science fiction. The addition of CGI to enhance the space aspects makes it all the more fun and entertaining to watch. The always brilliant ability for them to bring what is essentially a silent film to life with so much life and sound is beyond amazing and this latest outing is no exception. You totally understand all of the chaos, stress and insanity that is going on every minute including what all of these characters are thinking at every moment without a single word being uttered outside of some random mumblings.

I loved this new entry and might be my favorite of the Shaun franchise which is saying a lot since all of them are excellent. Be sure to check out Farmageddon available now exclusively on Netflix.