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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.
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…
- No quiero seguir viviendo en una madriguera. Me hace sentirme pobre.
- Somos pobres, pero... somos felices.
- Más o menos.
Cada vez que la vuelvo a ver me parece más original que en el visionado anterior.
Charming, quirky, clever - everything you'd expect from a GOOD Wes Anderson movie. The animation is endearingly retro stop motion, but the detail shows the depth of care and thought that went into this film.
- Matarán a los niños.
- ¡Sobre mi cadáver!
- ¡Lo sé! Tú también morirás.
Wes Anderson has the most beautiful visions for his films. I was always doubtful at the idea of this film, but after years of hearing good things and a friends kindness of giving me his extra copy, I have finally seen it and am able to relish in all its glory.
Great voice acting, score, stop motion, story, everything. This film had me laughing aloud and also had very effective emotional scenes. Honestly, I put this movie ahead of Darjeeling, even though I do like that one, but the substance in this movie was more appealing and effective. I have to say, one of my favorite scenes is where Bean, voice by the great Michael Gambon, goes on a rampage in his trailer and destroys everything.
If you're like I was and doubting this film, don't. You will be very surprised.
Amidst the recent Pixar films, Dreamworks productions, and Disney movies the animation genre has been busy. It takes something very special to standout. Five years ago, Fantastic Mr. Fox hit movie screens in which was the last great year for animated movies.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is based on Roald Dahl's children's novel of the same name. The film follows the titular fox returning to his chicken stealing ways to help his family out. Unfortunately the victims of the thefts, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean do not accept these crimes. They plan their revenge on Mr. Fox and he must gather the help of other animals including Badger, Kylie the opposum, and his family.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is absolutely beautiful. The film…
"Why did you lie to me?"
"Because I'm a wild animal. "
You know, I couldn't help but wonder, while I was watching, whether I would have enjoyed this as a kid. To me this feels like it was made for 'grown ups'. You know, "relive your childhood" and that sort of thing. I've never really believed that certain films were made only for children and all that but you know what I mean.
Any way, this movie is a joy to watch. Clooney is really funny in this. Everyone is funny, in fact. The stop-motion animation is a joy to behold too. I've said this before and I'll say it again, I feel bad for those people who just…
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