Run time: 98 mins
After their great escape in the 2000 Aardman animated classic, the gang returns for another impossible mission.
Living in their island paradise, Ginger and Rocky are overprotective of their plucky daughter Molly, whose curiosity entices her to visit the fabulous-looking theme park Fun-Land Farms on the mainland. But this is actually the Bond-style lair of Mrs Tweedy and her new husband Fry. It’s also concealing a nugget factory that has just struck a deal to supply a fast-food chain run. Facing a terrible new threat, Ginger, Rocky and their intrepid friends plan a daring break-in.
Every moment is packed with throwaway gags, sharp comedy and thrills that riff on heist and action movies. Aardman’s attention to detail shines in the painstaking stop-motion animation, as characters and sets overflow with personality and charm, particularly Ginger whose gradual build of courage to do the right thing anchors the film emotionally.
A wonderfully silly, note-perfect comedy commentary on corporate meat production. No one who watches this will be able to look at a nugget in quite the same way. But then that really is the point.