The animation is absolutely incredible and detailed. The comedy is slight and perhaps too subtle, but that's a minor quibble. I have a feeling this one will age a hell of a lot better than your typical animated children's book adaptation.
'Fantastic Mr. Fox' is a smart, witty and disarming fairy tale. The troubles one can have with Anderson's/Baumbach's neurotic sense of humour evaporises when no longer set in the realm of actual people. This is Anderson meets 'Robot Chicken' - and the result is clever, funny and very meta. If it lacks depth for the grown ups, and isn't really a childrens movie (Real estate, death and a horny rat are hardly the best themes) Mr. Fox couldn't care less: He's fantastic, and so is this film.
It took me some time to get 'into' it, but once you get used to the style it is very entertaining. Without the chosen voice actors it would have been totally different though. It reminded me of a lot of Rango.
Who knew Wes Anderson could do kids movies? I should have seen it coming with his use of quirky animation/visuals and the whimsical nature of his films. Excellently written with a great (and familiar) cast. My favorite bit being that instead of swearing or bleeping it out, they just used the word "cuss". It was cussing great!
26 Mayis 2012 & Ben cok ama cok uzun zamandir bir filmi izlerken bu kadar eglenmemis, bu kadar cocuksu bir simarikliga burunmemistim. Film, icgudulerimiz ile sorumluluklarimizin catismasini cok guzel islemis. Wes Anderson bir hikaye anlatim dehasi.
I usually turn my back on those who call Wes Anderson a visionary and auteur, but my god, does he hit his stride here. Far and away, the best animated film of 2009 and one of the most creative film visions by a director in years. Absolutely amazing voicework and a touching story. Simply fantastic.
I'm blown away by this unique, uproarious visual feast. I had shrugged this film off when it came out, and even when it received critical praise, but I was a damn fool to not see it as soon as I could. Anderson's frenetic, wild pacing does wonders here and the film is a constant joy from start to finish. It deserved all the praise it got and much, much more.
Wes Anderson's best film since The Royal Tenembaums, and it has some greatest animation ever put to screen. The humor is filled with the typical Anderson stuff, but setting it completely with animals and having a stronger gear towards children really helps Anderson.
How does Wes Anderson make such amazing characters for every film he makes? They are always so much fun to watch. The animation fits Anderson's style amazingly and never for a second feels out of place. Lovely film.