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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.
It's just FANTASTIC in every way. On of my favorite movies of all time.
I think Wes Anderson is overatted because i think his films are just too strange but he knows how to make a stop motion animation flick with top voice acting.
"In the end, he's just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant."- Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson's sixth film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, as with all of his films has received quite a bit of acclaim. I myself am not a fan of his work for the most part and this one is one of the worst in my opinion. It's just a stupid movie. I really didn't like it. Sure it has its moments. I admit I chuckled a few times. The animation is great as is the voice cast (especially George Clooney and Willem Dafoe). But like I said, it just felt too stupid for me. I can see why some people would like it though.…
This is the movie where Wes Anderson takes all the Wes Anderson things and puts them to tremendous use. I'm pretty sure he was born for stop-motion animation as it fits his style to a T. This is one I want to own and laugh at and smile with. Maybe not his best film but its got a lot of heart and it wears it on its sleeve and its not overly dressed up like several of his weaker films.
Full review is here.
Truly LOVE this film... "Bases" (not in terms of whack-bat, rather cinematic bases) it covers:
- Wes Anderson
- Western/War parody
- Father and son
- Endlessly Rewatchable
- Universally Recommendable
- Feel Good
- Great Music
- The lighting
- The detail
- The Cussin' Dialogue
- Scary "Bad-Guys"
- Best voice acting ever
- Bill Murray
- Social Commentary
- Happy Ending
- The speeches
- The waterfall
- The Wolf...
Feel free to comment if I've left anything out.
Maybe Wes Anderson should just make stop-motion animations all his life, because Fantastic Mr. Fox is, ahem, fantastic.
Fantastic Mr. Fox was the first Wes Anderson movie I ever watched and I liked it a lot better than the other two I saw of his afterwards (clearly, by the time I'm writing this I've seen only three). This is a clever, funny, and outstanding stop-motion animated film. With colorful characters and a fantastic story based on a famous children's book by Roald Dahl, it was memorable from the beginning thanks to its awesome music, great pace, and wonderful voice acting, especially George Clooney as the title character. In a way, it was also a movie with a big heart and I truly loved that.
Tenenbaums with animals, no bad thing. Gorgeously animated also.
- 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!
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
Number I've Seen: 160/739