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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.
This can be a childrens movie or by the other hand a grown ups movie,and in both they are a fun entertainment for all ages...
This Wes anderson weird animation,acted movie gives you a fun runnaway fox and other inteligent animal movie where farmers and animals confrontate face to face and also with intelegency.
It has some famous actors voices around there such as George Clooney and Owen Wilson,but evendow it has some real well thinking scenes,Wes Anderson has better films.
Jason Schwartzman's finest hour
It's hard to think now after the back to back successes of Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel, but Fantastic Mr. Fox pretty much saved Wes Anderson's career. Though I love The Life Aquatic, I'm in the minority, and The Darjeeling Limited is similarly divisive. This makes for a five year period in which Wes Anderson's reputation took a major hit. Fantastic Mr. Fox redeemed Anderson to a major extent. It also helped that this came out in the same year as Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, making a year in which independent directors with distinct styles created off-beat children's entertainment.
As a film, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a trifle. It's an utterly delightful trifle, but it's…
I love this film so much. I've seen it a couple of times I think and I just love it. And George Clooney's voice is so perfect for Mr Fox.
Rich, funny, intelligent. Auteur cinema.
Wes Anderson’s stop-motion puppet show, adopted from Roald Dahl’s beloved children novel, has evaded from me for all these years, again, I’m not an avid animation fan and particularly into children’s fare, but this winsome gem can nimbly edge into my Top 10 film of the year.
Mr. Fox (Clooney) used to enjoy his adventurous life as a food-stealer with Ms. Fox (Streep), but now he is a suave columnist, they have a son Ash (Schwartzman), and lead a quiet life living underground. Nevertheless, as a wild animal, Mr. Fox cannot reconciled to the quiet life which Ms. Fox urges him to hew to, he purchases a new tree house regardless of his lawyer Mr. Badger (Murray)’s persuasion because three…
Probably could've watched another Wes Anderson film instead of this one, again, with my family, but I watched this one, again, with my family. Still cracking. I thought the first half hour was really funny and then it starts to settle in. Didn't feel quite as deeply personal, though. I feel like maybe I admired the puppet work more this time? I would love to know more about how that was even done. Obviously everything is 80% computers now but still, this looks great.
"Why a fox? Why not a horse, or a beetle, or a bald eagle? I'm saying this more as, like, existentialism, you know? Who am I? And how can a fox ever be happy without, you'll forgive the expression, a chicken in its teeth?"
The cuss I am going to try to write about why I love this movie! It's pretty much funnier than every other mainstream comedy of the last ten years.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…