Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires review – gleefully violent 80s throwback

Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires review – gleefully violent 80s throwback
A sweary, ninja-smashing stop-motion cop takes on drunken creatures of the night, but his satirical tools aren’t sharp enough

If the animators of Aardman, the company behind Wallace and Gromit, gave up crumpets and custard creams, switched to an intravenous diet of raw steak and steroids, and were forced to watch trashy 80s movies 24/7 for a month, they might come up with something like Chuck Steel. This is a sweary, gleefully violent stop-motion animation directed by Mike Mort (whose credits include episodes of the Shaun the Sheep TV series). His action-hero creation is US cop Chuck Steel, a boorish knucklehead with a chin the size of a wheelbarrow. Set in the 80s, the film is a spoofy comedy lampooning the bad old days when it was Ok in a movie to call a woman “sugar tits” and use the R-word. But most of the humour comes from simply saying this stuff,
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