It was called 'Flushed Away', and I stuck it out to the end, I have no idea what it was all about, or why Kate Winslet was involved, is this actually the sort of crap that constitutes a feature film these days????
> It was called 'Flushed Away', and I stuck it out to the end, I have no idea what it was all about, or why Kate Winslet was involved, is this actually the sort of crap that constitutes a feature film these days????
It looks like most people liked it:-
Flushed Away has a 72% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 6.7/10 based on 130 reviews.
The site's critical consensus reads "Clever and appealing for both children and adults,
Flushed Away marks a successful entry into digital animated features for Aardman Animations." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the film a score of 74, indicating "generally favorable reviews." James Verniere of the Boston Herald said: "Without doubt the worst title of the year,
Flushed Away is also the BEST animated film of the year, and if you didn't think it was possible for slugs to be funny, think again."
But not a great money maker
Flushed Away collected $64,488,856 in the United States, which was below the average of other CGI films from DreamWorks Animation, but $111,814,663 from international markets for a worldwide total of $176,319,242. Produced on a budget of $149 million, poor box office reception resulted in a $109-million write-down for DreamWorks Animation, and in a termination of the partnership with Aardman Animations.
In the pantheon of kids cartoon films, it is certainly better than average. I am not really sure what is odd about it once you get over the anthropomorphism that is the basis of most films of this nature.