This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
1. this used to be my favorite movie when I was around twelve but then I watched Drive (2011, Nicolas Winding Refn)
2. the set design in this is amazing every shot is so dense
3. I can't believe Wes Anderson, a dramatic director, mastered stop motion animation in one try. It takes years for people to hone in on that
4. the entire social and economic system of a presumably British collapses because of four foxes and a shrew or whatever that guy is this is just High-Rise
5. B a n j o s o n g yay
6. this is the only good movie made
7. I can quote almost every line in this movie
Wacky, dry fun for the whole family. This film is so aware of itself and Wes Andersonny, that it's hard to not at least appreciate. I liked it when I first saw it at the tender age of twelve and still love it (and maybe even more) today. That being said, it does have a somewhat acquired taste. Though it is a kids movie, it's sly humor will probably fly way over a lot of kids (and even adults) heads. But even if you don't get the comedy, the stop motion animation is top class and just a pleasure to dissect.
I recommend you check it out if you haven't already. It's not like any other stop motion animated film you've probably ever seen... and if you're a fan of Wes Anderson, and haven't seen this film, then just imagine what his wet dream would look like - because this is what it looks like.
Great film, needs a porno version made.
"Good luck out there."
Out of the three Wes Anderson films I've seen so far, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the only one who managed to amuse me both by its visuals and by its plot, in equal measures. Don't get me wrong, I really like and admire his unique style, but I wasn't impressed by his films in a way than wasn't mainly driven by the visual experience (even though I really liked The Grand Budapest Hotel).
Fantastic Mr. Fox is one of the most creative animated films out there. As expected, it is a visually stunning piece. As much as I love 2D animation (and it is probably my favorite), there's nothing more comfy (for the lack of a…
In this film, Anderson has created a twee confection of gorgeous animation with minimal subtext. Fantastic Mr. Fox sports visual inventiveness and dialogue that toes the line between irritating quirkiness and delicious wordplay. Desplat's score, however appropriate, lacks any of the complexity that comes with organicity - something that enriches Anderson's live action films and is inevitably absent here, thanks to the overweaning artistic control granted him by the nature of animation.
Still can't get over how intricate and beautiful this film is.
I loved this book as a kid and Wes Anderson did a great job adapting it into a film that is simultaneously highly original and true to the source material. A cussin' good time.
Wes Anderson's version of the Roald Dahl classic
my favs atm...