Movies From the Hat III – Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)


This is my 2,009th movie review

Thanks to Ben for recommending this film to me!

FantasticMrFox“If what I think is happening, IS happening… It better not be. ” – Mrs. Fox

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Feb 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A Fox who is a semi-reformed former thief tries to help his neighbors fend out the evil farmers trying to kill them off.

My Take on it – I have never been a huge fan of Wes Anderson’s style of film making and was hoping that this film would be done slightly differently.

Unfortunately, it follows the same pattern as the one’s that I have not enjoyed so much in the past and this made it quite difficult for me to get engrossed in the film at all.

The premise and story are wacky (as Anderson is fond of doing) and some scenes work better than others, but I can’t say that any stick out as being great.

The voice cast is great and besides George Clooney and Meryl Streep, Anderson uses many of his frequent contributors including Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.

The way it was animated was quite distracting to me.

Overall, this film is pretty average IMHO.

Bottom Line – Very wacky Anderson film that I just couldn’t get engrossed in.  Anderson’s quick storytelling techniques work in some ways but in other it misses the mark. Great voice cast that features many of Anderson’s usual suspects. Average entertainment but not much more.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Wes Anderson chose to have the actors record their dialogue outside of a studio and on location to increase the naturalness: “We went out in a forest, went in an attic, went in a stable… we went underground for some things. There was a great spontaneity in the recordings because of that.” (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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