Sound Off: Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
November 26, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Indie filmmaker Wes Anderson returns this week with his latest adventure, Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on the beloved Roald Dahl short story. And this time he's using stop-motion animation. So how does it live up to his past films? Is it as entertaining and adventurous as the critics say it is? How do the voices sound? How does the animation look? Is it a good story to watch or is it completely boring? How is Anderson's directing? Is it better than Coraline or Pixar's Up? If you've seen it already, then sound off below, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of Fantastic Mr. Fox!
To fuel the fire, I really loved Fantastic Mr. Fox. I've seen it two times and it only got better the second time I saw it. It's such a fun movie with so much life and energy. It's one of those family movies that really can be enjoyed by everyone in your family. Initially I wasn't sure if I'd like the animation style Anderson uses (it's not as smooth as Henry Selick's work) or the voices (because he recorded them in unconventional ways), but within a few minutes I got sucked into that world and didn't want to leave when it was over. It truly feels like a Roald Dahl story wrapped up in a Wes Anderson film with all of his usual amusing quirks. So much fun!
What did you think of Fantastic Mr. Fox? Best animated movie of the year or not even close?