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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.
I can't really remember much about the book this is based on, however, some parts came back to me as i watched the movie, but i couldn't tell you how faithful the film was to the source material. What i can tell you is that i don't care. I loved this Wes Anderson film. He is quickly becoming my favourite Director. Everything about this film was great! The voice cast, the colour scheme, the humour, the plot, the animation, just everything pulled me in and kept me glued to the screen. I may be a little bias due to the direction being by Wes Anderson, however, it's a great film for adults, possibly even more so than for kids, although i'm sure they may enjoy it as well.
Ok Wes, you win.
Every time I go back and revisit this...
I smile more.
I giggle more.
I want to hug my television a little more.
It's one of the absolute finest animated films in existence, and it's one of the best examples of a children's movie that adults are just as eager to see, too.
FLIPPIN' DANG IT.
Okay, so there was a power outage. So the marathon is postponed until next week. Positive side, this gives me more time to prepare and write these detailed reviews.
Anyway, as always, first draft, and constructive criticism is appreciated.
“I understand what you’re saying, and your comments are valuable… but I’m gonna ignore your advice.”
I have seen two of Wes Anderson’s films in the theater. The first of them is the first film I ever saw of Anderson’s, which is this film. As my naïve, inexperienced, younger self, I didn’t like it because of its differences from Roald Dahl’s beloved book. Honestly, looking back, I realize I had no idea what I was talking about. Wes…
Definitely a treat. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to really enjoy this movie. Clooney's voice work is fantastic and exudes cool.
Wes Anderson is my favorite director for a reason
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Yeah, yeah, Fantastic Mr. Fox is five-star movie material.
It's not a surprise, coming from Wes Anderson.
A filmmaker whose films are very much storybook in nature, it seems like a no-brainer that he'd eventually adapt something like Roald Dahl and make it super awesome. (As opposed to adapting Roald Dahl and making super shit like You Only Live Twice...That's partially his screenplay's fault)
Fantastic Mr. Fox manages to turn a small-ish book into a roughly 90-minute movie, but it's definitely not full of padding, and is far from being boring or long at any point.
Hell, it zips through what you'd expect…
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- Somos pobres, pero... somos felices.
- Más o menos.
Cada vez que la vuelvo a ver me parece más original que en el visionado anterior.
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The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 152/733