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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.
How good is this film?
There's a scene where a fox feeds sewer water to a rat, and it is absolutely beautiful.
That cussing good.
Quite astonishing in all its traits. Great characters, funny plot, surprising animation and just high quality humor. Fantstic Mr. Fox is simply 'Fantastic.'
"Because I'm a wild animal."
It only took me a couple of minutes to realize that I was going to adore Fantasic Mr. Fox.
The voice acting is amazing.
The dialogue is hilarious.
One of my new favorite animated films.
What a delightful, whimsical time.
So damn fun.
I guess I shouldn't compare this to Aardvark films, but visually I can't help doing so. Having said that, Fantastic Mr. Fox is different from Anderson's other stuff, and yet it is not. And that's both good.
as if hugged by an old friend.
the upbeat score, fantastic stop motion animation, and superb voice acting all made this an enjoyable watch. plus, a film centered around warm colors is always good in my book. a cussing must watch (kids, too.)
A Wes Anderson animation was always going to happen. His films always have the style of an animation to begin with, so he fits in perfectly. "Fantastic Mr. Fox" indeed is fantastic, complete with delightful animation and comically brilliant characters.
Mr. Fox just can't help himself. Stealing food from others might as well be his true occupation. He's consistently sarcastic and deadpan, he's quite good at lying and deception, and he's a little bit of a dick. The vibe he gives off is largely due to George Clooney's terrific voice acting; half of his personality comes from the animation, and the other half from Clooney - which is exactly how an animation should be.
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" isn't exactly subtle…
My most beloved kids movies that didn't come out until I was a teenager. It pains me to say that George clooney has impacted my daily vocublary with his *click click whistle*. The best cinematography I've seen in a claymation with a great soundtrack to accommodate it. Density up the yin yang.
Wow, this film has a lot of charm and laughs. I don't believe anyone could not have fun watching Fantastic Mr. Fox. The problem is, with all Wes Anderson's films in my mind, is that even with a 1 hour and 20 minute runtime, it still felt a little long. Anderson is an artistic genius who has a great ability of charming dialogue and production design, but I believe is greatly overrated for his storytelling and dramatic abilities. Don't get me wrong still a good film (3.75 stars is almost top 10 territory for a year in my rankings), but I just can't fully appreciate Anderson yet.
This is a wonderful time. You know you'll enjoy yourself whenever you watch this movie. Beautifully created!
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