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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.
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…
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…
Only Wes Anderson would construct a miniature electric train set on a slightly larger stop-motion animation set.
Why the cuss did I lower my grade before? This is a remarkable piece of film.
The craft showcased here is impeccable. It's incredible - the stop animation achieved here. The advanced lighting, dollies, zoom ins and outs, pans, lighting, movements of characters, and incredible effects to bolster the whole story. You can just sit back and enjoy the incredible art that Wes Anderson seemed to master right off the bat. But it's remarkably ambitious in scope as well.
It can be seen as the thesis of Occam's Razor; that the simplest plan always works; in which our antagonists clearly do not understand. But further within its works, its a work of obsession (Mr. Fox and our antagonists included). As…
I don't like Wes Anderson movies.
This is a delight.
*mutters something about the exception proving the rule*
After watching Grand Budapest Hotel today, I decided to rewatch the Wes Anderson films I had seen the least. When ranking Mr Anderson's films, Fantastic Mr Fox holds strong at number 4 and after this rewatch that position is stronger than ever. It's a hugely enjoyable, impeccably made, incredibly detailed little film. Stop motion films amaze me, they require such patience and the results are often wonderful, and FMF is no different. The voice cast is top notch and the story is exciting and heart warming. I absolutely adore the scene with the wolf.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
wes anderson films make me giddy like nothing else. who would have thought that this adaptation could be so true to dahl's text yet so much a part of the anderson universe? pure magic.
The best animated film of the past several years, and the last one I can remember legitimately loving. The whole animated genre has been in a decline for the past few years; this was the last truly great one. Here's hoping Wes Anderson returns to revive animation.
εμένα μία κλειστοφοβία εκεί κάτω θα με έπιανε, ψέματα δε θα σας πω.
Not for kids animation, more in its style than its content, which hits the mark every time.
After a very stressful week of midterms, I needed to kick back with a pick-me-up movie, especially one that just arrived via a glorious 50% Off Criterion sale. Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is essentially mainlining cinematic joy straight through the eyeballs for 90 minutes or 9 fox-hours. Never has a director made something so painfully difficult to do as stop motion seem so effervescently easy and lighthearted. It's homemade feel belies such a massive undertaking but everything down to the whiskers is so perfectly constructed that it's mesmerizing. This could certainly be Anderson's most coordinated film.
And hell as I was watching it now for the second time, I almost thought it could be his best too, it is…
First time I saw this I watched it for about 10 minutes then decided I hated it and then switched it off. I was very wrong. This is great in many ways.
This film is movie is fantastic, charming, quirky. It's everything you'd expect from the great Wes Anderson!
- My Neighbor Totoro
- 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!
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…