A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

A Matter of Loaf and Death ReviewA Matter of Loaf and Death Review

A Matter of Loaf and Death is a 2008 British Oscar nominated animated short film from Aardman directed by Nick Park and starring Wallace and Gromit. It is another great entry in the series.

Here Wallace starts dating a serial killer and of course it is up to Gromit to stop her. I absolutely loved this cartoon and I do think it is very underrated when it comes to the duo’s filmography. The story is terrific and atmospheric in the best fashion for the series. I do think that the third act per usual has too much action and the villain made too many mistakes, but the film is otherwise excellent and particularly entertaining as it flies by how fun it is.

The highlights include the ending which is so incredibly endearing, Gromit’s solving of the mystery as well as her various murder mechanics. Piella Bakewell is another fantastic villain for the series with a terrific, funny backstory and she is very capable and very theatrical too which I loved. The character design on her is phenomenal as well. Gromit is fantastic per usual and I admired how they portrayed his anxiety with this experience really well. Wallace is probably the highlight here with a lot of heartwarming or amusing lines. And naturally Fluffles is an adorable dog whom I just loved.

A Matter of Loaf and Death is another terrific Wallace and Gromit entry – atmospheric, funny and above all a lot of good old stop-motion fun.

My Rating – 4.5

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