and I went to see Flushed Away
this evening; it's the latest offering from Aardman Animations, the lovely folks who created Wallace and Gromit
It was very good; I highly recommend it. :) Particularly if you'd enjoy a gender-reversed version of The African Queen
starring CGI rats, which I certainly always would. ;) I would have preferred claymation to CGI (really ... I'm just tired
of CGI), but on the other hand trying to do most of the effects in this movie with claymation would have been a nightmare.
High points include Sir Ian McKellan as the villain, a Marcel Marceau frog with a cellphone over his face (believe me, it makes more sense in context), and the "We surrender!" joke. The only real low point was the junk they showed in the previews -- does the world need another
CGI movie starring penguins? Now they're surfing, randomly. Although Charlotte's Web
looks like it might be good to catch on Netflix.
There were lots of Wallace and Gromit
in-jokes, of course, and a handful of Wolverine gags; but mostly it's designed to stand on its own, and it does. :) We enjoyed it.