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Fantastic Mr. Fox
Dig the life fantastic!
The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.
A glorious, delicious and intricate painting of charm and smiles calibrated to a stage of pure delightful and playful perfection; in other words, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is liquid gold. As gold as Bean's hard apple cider and as treasured as his golden star painted apples. As cheeky and goofy as it may sound, that's it. Wes Anderson's brilliant, detailed and lovely Roald Dahl inspired moving diorama is a pitch perfect execution of artful craft, on-the-money voice work, mesmerizing animation, unexpected emotion, warm witty hilarity, an exciting and tireless story and impeccable comedic timing.
There's a love at play with the very smallest things; the animation, the craft, the humor, its handling of an audience of both kids and…
Fantastic Mr. Anderson!
This is cute, brilliant, inventive, vibrant, sharp, sarcastic, full of colour and full of life. Why the cuss did I take so long to watch it? I do not know. But I sure had a swell time with a long, broad smile drawn on my face as that of a kid who had a bucket full of ice cream in his hands.
The dialogues are quick, cheeky and intelligent marked with the characteristic Wes Anderson style quirkiness and distinction. He has done a great job in converting the Dahl’s timeless children’s book into a stop motion animation film which is well suited and wholly enjoyable for both the kids as well as the adults. This film so…
2009 was a great year for children’s films based on beloved books with wonderful adaptations of Where the Wild Things Are, Coraline, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Wes Anderson’s fantastic interpretation of Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film that takes the best bits of Dahl’s slight but enchanting novella and filters it through Anderson’s idiosyncratic styling to create an unlikely but magical marriage of influences. The source story may remain in tact as an urbane fox attempts to get the better of three ruthless farmers, but it is full of familiar Anderson family dysfunction and existential angst as the eponymous Mr. Fox struggles to keep his family together.
Despite the transition to stop-frame animation this…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
I enjoyed this much more this time around, predominately because of the visuals. Wes Anderson just does a fantastic (heh) job of creating this stop-motion world that makes me wish all animated films were done in this style.
The story is a bit too simple for me (let's be real here, it's based on a children's story and only a real asshole like myself could fault Anderson for this) but it still entertains from beginning to end.
The voice acting is great. How could it be anything but with a cast like this? George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Billy Murray, and on and on and on. The usual suspects are all here and any fan of Anderson would be hard pressed not to find some joy in just sitting back, relaxing and having a cuss load of fun. I know I did.
A new movie in the running for worst I've ever seen. I truly hated every second of this monstrosity.
"D-dad's on fire!"
Good: The animation, the voice work, the characters, the colours, Bill Murray as a badger (and growling!), George Clooney not annoying me, the sound track, enjoyable plot
Bad: I'm not sure
Overall: I think if Roald Dahl were still alive, he would have enjoyed this film. Honestly,Wes Anderson films tend to be hit or miss and this is one of Wes Anderson's better films. His usual tropes and quirkiness found in his other films work extremely well in this film. He should explore more into animated films like this. Wish I saw this earlier.
Quirky and fun stop-motion adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl tale, with all star voices led by George Clooney and lots of colour, bouncy music, and sass. This fox is 'fantastic', indeed.
Gathering tropes and similarities in Wes Anderson films for a tribute video. Anything that occurs in four Wes Anderson films or more qualifies.
Here are the ones I found in this film:
Addressing Audiences, Animation, Bill Murray, Cameos for Him and His Brother, Chapters/Story Dividers, Chase Scenes, Climbing Up and Down Buildings, Dancing, Distinct Costumes, Exercising, Explosions, Face Attack, Firing Guns Haphazardly, Heists, Horrible (non-fatal) Injuries, Hotels/Motels, Jason Schwartzman, Magazine/Book Focus, Motorcycles, Pocket Smoking, Pools, Recording, Smoking, Snapping Fingers, Speaking over Radio, Trains, Unusual Transportation, Vinyls, The Wilsons (as actors), Wunderkinds
I still can't put my finger on why I seem to be the only person who doesn't like this movie, but I don't.
"[...] and even these apples look fake. But at least they've got stars on them."
In a decade where CGI animated films had taken over as the "definitive animation films", Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox explores new territory for filmmaking within the animated genre. Whimsical and unforgettably charming, with colourful characters and extraordinary visual brilliance, Fantastic Mr. Fox remains one of the most influential animated films as of late and alongside its companion classic from 2009, Mary and Max, has provided respect to stop motion animated films.
Fantastic Mr. Fox hearkens back to the classic days of Wes Anderson - the days of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums to be more specific. Mr. Fox, voiced wonderfully by George Clooney, steals food from three evil farmers each night to provide food for his family, but one…
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- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
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The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 160/739