A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 2019 French-British-German stop-motion animated science fiction comedy film produced by Aardman Animations and a standalone sequel to Shaun the Sheep Movie. Directed by Will Becher and Richard Phelan (in their directorial debuts), the film is based on the stop-motion claymation series BTSW and was released on 26 September 2019 in Germany, October 16 2019 in France and October 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom. It was meant to be released in the United States by December 13th, 2019, but Netflix brought the distribution rights to the movie and pushed the release date to February 14th, 2020.
A young alien comes across planet earth, and after he meets Shaun, Shaun decides to help him get back home to his home planet.
Why It Rocks
- Gorgeous stop-motion animation that's a massive step up from previous Aardman films, including the first film.
- Like the first movie, it is completely faithful to the show as it has no dialogue.
- There's a nice throwback to the Wallace & Gromit short "A Grand Day Out" at the beginning.
- The humor is very funny and hilarious. Examples being when one of the agents changes UFOs caught from 0000 to 0001, and everyone applauses, and the reveal that a secret government base was actually a car wash
- The villain in this movie does have a nice backstory of how she was bullied at school.
- Lu-La is a cute and likable character.
- There's a rather fun sub-plot of the farmer trying to build a theme park.
- It has an amazingly awesome climax.
- Very great pacing.
- A nice sense of humor.
- Good performances from the voice actors.
- Agent Red is rather an interesting villain.
- Lu-La has a nice backstory of how she came to earth.
- Nice ending with a very touching note.
The Only Bad Quality
- The plot is a little predictable.
The film premiere with critical acclaim from critics and amazed audiences alike. The film has a 97% from Rotten Tomatoes and it's consensus states, "A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon retains the charm of its small-screen source material while engagingly expanding the title character's world." The film also gained a score of 80 out of 100 from Metacritic.
- The Tagline: Close encounters of the furred kind refrences the movie: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.