20 February 2011

Movies: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0432283/
It's Fantastic! What can I say? I'm a sucker for good stop-motion animation and for Wes Anderson movies, so this was a great confluence. And it's based on a Roald Dahl book (think Willy Wonka or James and the Giant Peach).
Nutshell synopsis: Mr. Fox gives up his life of crime after he finds out his wife is pregnant. But even after writing for the newspaper and moving from his hole in the ground to an upscale tree, he's dissatisfied with settling down. So he decides to pull off one last heist, in three phases, against the meanest farmers in the area.
Cute story, an intentional stop-motion looking animation style that adds to the charm of the flick, just a good fun time movie for the family, even for the little kids too - anywhere a creature cusses they say "cuss". Not gratuitously violent - except for some fires and gunshots fired by Stormtrooper School of Marksmanship graduates.

(original post 2 Jun 2010)

Edit: and when this flick hit the pay movie channels I rewatched it a couple more times. Because it is a good fun film. I still get a kick out of them saying the word "cuss" when they are cussing.

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