I was pleasantly surprised when watching this film. I thought it was just going to be another dumb movie with nothing but pop culture references. What I got was actually a film with good humor and heart. When I saw the director at the end I said "Ohhhhh that's why!" Genndy Tartakovsky is one of the best animators around these days and made great shows like Samurai Jack and Dexter's Lab. The movie humor and character animations had a very Looney Tunes feel to them. I liked it.
I can only chuckle at "quirkiness" for so long.
The Wes Anderson style is front and center here but it lacks any real substance. Consequently, it comes off like I'm watching a two hour cartoon. All Anderson's films just make me feel like I'm watching the same movie over and over again...and I'm getting really tired of it.
I enjoyed this from a historical perspective as a film that successfully used new techniques such as montage and superb editing in the Odessa Steps section. It's historically significant as the prototype propaganda film.
But that's where my enjoyment in the film ends. I'd probably never watch it again because I don't find propaganda films that interesting.