Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox

If anything, 2009 was the year for the animated film. The genre really demanded our attention, with such movies as the Best Picture nominated Up; the major animated blockbuster that was still well-recieved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; and then the stop-motion spectacular Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009). Even a guy who has never directed an animated film before, Wes Anderson, is extremely talented at it and sometimes you don't believe it is entirely animated--you may think it is an entirely eccentric film with furry creatures instead of people.
Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) is now a responsible father to his brood of little foxes and a devoted husband to Mrs. Fox (Meryl Streep). But he never used to be like that. He liked to raids farms, taking turkeys and hen heckling. And now he wants to lead one more raid or three nasty farmers, which proves his true colours.
I must admit, I was a little disappointed with Fantastic Mr. Fox. But this is probably due to the fact that it was so well recieved and I was expecting too much from it. However, my disappointment didn't make it really dreadful for me. It was enjoyable, and had the dry humour which I love. Not to mention the amazing directorial work from Wes Anderson, who makes this movie a totally unique and an all-round great watch.
To be perfectly honest, the really young children may not enjoy this as it does get a little boring in parts. This is really an animation for seven years up, and adults don't have to use kids as an excuse to watch it.

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