07/10/2010

A Town Called Panic

You know those Cravendale adverts which features some crazy figurines losing their mind because they've run out of milk or a supermarket is out of stock? Well, A Town Called Panic is basically that with a full length running time that starts being very funny and swiftly descends into what feels like being hit in the face with Timmy Mallett's comedy apparatus. It's classed as a 'puppetoon' from the geniuses at Aardman Animation which follows a Cowboy, Indian and Horse going about their everyday lives in a rural French town.

Several things happen that raise some very loud laughs just because of the weird absurdity of it all but even though it soon wears a bit thin, it has more charm and originality than every member of staff at DreamWorks Studios. I went there.