A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Review

February 24, 2020 at 3:48am
By Jason Stettner

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is a Netflix Original film featuring some gorgeous claymation across a charming narrative. This is a story that’s told without any sort of voice work, relying entirely on the emotion and movement of the characters involved. This is my first venture into the realms of this lead, and I found it rather lovely.

I was pleasantly surprised at the depth, and care involved with this sort of film. It brought laughs, some twists and ultimately a number of powerful messages. This was largely propelled by the talents of the lead sheep, and his connection to a lost alien that was trying to get home. It’s actually very well done, and I have to say I actually found the poor guardian dog of the sheep hilarious.

That dog was just attempting to keep everything together while the flock acts out, it’s quite a riot. It’s also just a rather fun journey providing a slapstick style of comedy and it definitely does give a good number of laughs. They really nail the presentation and flow with the story here.
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The claymation work here is simply stunning, being wondrous. The quality of detail, the definition in every aspect of the picture and it was such a different thing to see. We really don’t get too many offerings like this, and it’s a format I’d love to see more. There’s something so exciting about seeing it in action, as it’s got a completely different type of look to it.

I was also surprised by how well the story flows despite being silent, you understand the emotion and the state of what’s going on. It’s also perfect for the younger audience out there, as that is the target with this one. You will however enjoy this at any age as it has some deeper emotional points to it that I found charming. Especially in regards to the alien, and those that surround the creature.

The Conclusion

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is a really fun film, being perfect for the younger audience and having some deeper layers of charm to it. This was a lot of fun, and I’m interested in watching more from this flock. It carries some beautiful visuals, with some incredible depth when it comes to the clay work.

The characters are lively, funny and also cause a good effect of sorrow when things aren’t quite going well for them. It has a lot of surprises to it, and little references if you’re paying attention. Such as a whistling of the X-Files theme that I picked up on. It has something for everyone, and I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly entertained by this venture to help an alien out.

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Rating Overall: 8.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner