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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…
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…
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…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
Wes Anderson's stop-motion take on Roald Dahl's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is an artisanal treat. The film is a hand-made paean to the whimsy of Dahl, rendered by an artist whose own sense of whimsy is writ large on every one of his works. It is a fitting, gleefully visualized, and craftily executed combination of two talents.
The story, originated by Dahl and embellished by Anderson and Noah Baumbach, revolves around a fox family and its misadventures with local farmers. Mr. Fox, the pater familias, has a crisis of vulpine conscience, leading to his need to give up his life as a newspaper man and return to a life of chicken thievery. "Be who you are meant to be," scream the…
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
My mom and I went to see this movie for my 10th birthday. It was like my sexual awakening, but artistically. Wes Anderson is a genius. Enough said.
Mixed feelings. I started by really hating this film, probably just because my body physically hated the stop motion technique. But I got into it pretty early since the characters were so lifelike and as usual the sense of humour was incredible.
Revolutionary in the first 30 minutes but as some of Wes Anderson's films the audience starts looking at the time passing by when it realises that the film does not seem to know where it is going.
There is an uncommon feeling of perpetual wondering...is this the final scene? Oh if this is the final scene it's such a good film! But wait we are only 45 minutes in, it can't be the final scene. Well it wasn't...it…
Well, procrastinating on this one for six years was a big mistake. It's hilarious! And human and big-hearted. One of my new favorite films. Was a little distracted during some slower scenes, particularly when the stop-motion (?) fur kept moving around, and I can't imagine that (younger) kids would put up with this for terribly long (mine were okay but they're special). But man, this just zips right along.
The first half is super solid. The last half is generic and boring.
Marvelous score and pretty great humor compared to Anderson past films.
Just got around to checking out Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr Fox" movie. A few people reckoned it was one of their favourite movies of 2009. I'm afraid to say it has more than realised all my worst fears.
Just like the trailer suggested, it is a heist movie in the style of George Clooney's prior contribution "Ocean's Eleven". Meanwhile it is mainly unrelated to the novel on which it is meant to be based. Ok fair enough, think of it as a movie rather than as an adaptation. Not so hard, right? ... Well, as a big Roald Dahl fan that'll always be playing on my mind, but whatever.
Here's the problem. It's borrrring. I know that seems a little…
Anderson proves he can thrive in any medium. Truly astonishing and meticulously crafted.
"Comfy and funny."
Introducing it to the kids.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…