'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon' Review: A classic Aardman twist on 'ET' that speaks to all ages
'Farmageddon' is a truly hilarious romp that appeals to a family audience of all ages. It's funny, touching and it just might draw a stray tear out of your eye
Spoiler alert for 'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon'
Shaun the Sheep (Justin Fletcher) is back in a brand new story of whimsical madness that puts a classic Aardman twist on Steven Spielberg's 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial'. Yes, there's an alien involved and yes, Shaun does go to space but if you thought this would be some sort of classic sci-fi adventure, think again.
'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon' is filled to the brim with the trademark humor that made the franchise so very popular across all ages and told through the same iconic stop motion animation style as the previous movie and the long-running series.
Granted, the movie is still designed to appeal specifically to the kids in the audience but that doesn't mean adults are completely forgotten.
On the one hand, the story of Lu-La (Amalia Vitale), Shaun's new alien friend, is something that will resonate well with both children and adults, though probably for different reasons for either group.
She's a cute little creature who almost looks like a stuffed toy but the story of her separation from her parents and her sorrow when she thinks she may never see them again is actually quite painful, even if things do work out in the end.
On the other hand, we have Agent Red (Kate Harbour), a government agent who is hellbent on hunting down Lu-La.
She is basically your garden-variety megalomaniac but beyond that, she's fundamentally a person who was ridiculed as a child for believing in the unbelievable and that's something everyone can relate to regardless of age.
In summation, 'Farmageddon' is a truly hilarious romp that appeals to a family audience of all ages. It's funny, touching, and it just might draw a stray tear out of your eye, though it would probably be a tear of laughter.
'A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon' was released on Netflix on February 14.