Saturday, July 24, 2010

Film Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Film Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The first stop motion picture from Wes Anderson based on Roald Dahl's children novel. Tells the tale of a Fox with his lady, Felicity, getting busted while stealing chickens on a farm also found out she is pregnant with a cub. Felicity convinces Mr. Fox if they live that he will find safer employment. Time passes, currently living in a hole and decided to find shelter in a new home at the base of a tree. Right in the front yard of the new home are three farmhouses which rekindles old habits and leads to them being chased down by the three farmers. With his new copilot the possum, he steals from all three farms. Many other characters are portrayed, such as the Badger ( voiced by Bill Murrary), Felicity (Meryl Streep), Mr. Fox ( voiced by George Clooney) and much more. The film is very uplifting and has the Wes Anderson quirks and dry humor.
Jarvis Cocker (Britpop band Pulp) makes a guess cameo as a song writer towards the end of the film while the farmers are in pursuit. Another brilliant soundtrack that's worth listening to over and over. The film over all is great and worth watching over a few times. I would consider this a borderline family type movie that's enjoyable. It was nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards for best Animated Feature and original score. I really felt it should have won both, well at least the Animated Feature Academy Award.

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