Saturday, December 12, 2009

December 11, 2009

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
I don't usually like Wes Anderson's movies, but maybe all of the reviewers were right and he truly is destined to make animated films, because this movie was, as advertised, fantastic. I think by this point, I've made it very clear that I worship stop-motion animation, but this blows most other stop-motion out of the water. The smoke! The waterfall! The animals' fur! The voice cast that Anderson has put together is also brilliant, from all of his regulars to George Clooney to Michael Gambon. It was a little disconcerting how every scene was almost entirely one color (orange during the day in the fields, blue at night, gray in the sewers, etc.) but it worked, too, in a creepy way. Bravo Mr. Anderson!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

1 comment:

  1. That waterfall scene might very well be the most beautiful bit of animation I've ever seen. Great call on a great movie!