Best Movies to Watch by Bella Ramsey

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With every new Aardman production, their stop motion animation technique becomes more and more seamless, looking practically indistinguishable from the work being put out by other animation studios that use CG. However, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget also threatens to flatten into the same kind of entertainment churned out by other studios at a faster rate. There isn't as much personality to either the story or the art direction—which gave the first Chicken Run film such a sense of urgency—and any ideas about how one's radical beliefs are tested with age never really get off the ground. And yet, what Aardman is able to do with actual tactile models will never not be impressive, these rebellious chickens standing as a tribute to handcrafted storytelling that will never be replaced.

Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

Actor: Bella Ramsey, Daniel Mays, David Bradley, Harry McEntire, Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks, Josie Sedgwick-Davies, Julia Sawalha, Kate Harbour, Lynn Ferguson, Miranda Richardson, Nick Mohammed, Peter Serafinowicz, Romesh Ranganathan, Sam Fell, Sam Wilkinson, Shobu Kapoor, Tamaryn Payne, Thandiwe Newton, Tim Bentinck, William Vanderpuye, Zachary Levi

Director: Sam Fell

Rating: PG