Chicken Run

{5/5} “‘Think, everyone, think. What haven’t we tried yet?’ ‘We haven’t tried not trying to escape.’ ‘Hmm. That might work.'”

The chickens on Tweedy’s farm are forced to lay eggs every day and if they don’t they get their heads chopped off. They keep trying to escape, but the Tweedys and their dogs catch them every time. Ginger is the one who comes up with the plans and the one who is sent to solitary confinement when the plan goes awry. When Rocky the circus rooster unexpectedly shows up, everyone hopes that he can help them escape — by teaching them to fly.

Chicken Run was released in 2000. It’s a stop motion animated movie. This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen it.

It’s one of the funniest movies ever made.

It’s got adventure, comedy, and even a bit of romance. It’s got fantastic characters, and it’s about working together.

Some parts are cleverly reminiscent of The Great Escape and Indiana Jones.

It’s one of my favourite movies and you should definitely watch it if you haven’t.

The fun music is by Harry Gregson-Williams (The East) and John Powell (The Italian Job). I particularly like the tracks “Main Titles” and “Flight Training.”

Mel Gibson (Signs) voices Rocky.

The movie was directed by Peter Lord (The Pirates! Band of Misfits) and Nick Park (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit).

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