THE FANTASTIC MR FOX Movie Review
The Fantastic Mr. Fox will be released to theaters on November 13, 2009. The movie is voiced by George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Owen Wilson, Helen McCrory, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, Adrien Brody, Wes Anderson, Brian Cox, Roman Coppola and directed by Wes Anderson. If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
Perhaps Fantastic Mr. Fox will be the film that convinces adults that animation isn’t just for kids.
Indeed, given the sensibility of writer-director Wes Anderson, Mr. Fox is barely a movie for kids, despite its Roald Dahl pedigree. Anderson’s delicious take on life and movies may amuse youngsters — but not as much as it will tickle adults, with its delightfully anthropomorphized forest creatures who can’t quite escape their animal nature. Read more
“Fantastic Mr. Fox” Movie Review — With his snug corduroy suits, encyclopedic knowledge of British Invasion B-sides and polite obsession with the eccentric and dysfunctional rich, director Wes Anderson has been a whimsical presence in American film since his 1996 debut, “Bottle Rocket.”
His new, stop-motion “Fantastic Mr. Fox” helps give whimsy, and Anderson, back their good names.
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Fantastic Mr. Fox marks the first time Wes Anderson, that connoisseur of whimsy, has worked with animation. If the switch required an adjustment it’s hard to tell. From the use of slow-motion to Alexandre Desplat’s jaunty soundtrack the world of this stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s classic looks and feels a lot like the offbeat ones of The Darjeeling Limited, The Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore. Read more.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox Synopsis: The stop-motion film, marking Anderson’s first foray into animation, is an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story, centering on a clever fox who must outwit three mean, dimwitted farmers who try their hardest to hurt Mr. Fox and his family.
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