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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

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Without a doubt, Wes Anderson is one of my top-3 favorite directors, I can pretty much assume that I will go see anyone of his movies. Fantastic Mr. Fox had me worried though. In a change of pace, this one wasn’t a R-rated live action quirky-fest, but a PG stop motion movie based off of a children’s book.

The story follows the titular, Mr. Fox (George Clooney) as he tries to go back to the adventures he had before settling down and having a kid. He plans a great heist that involves the humans in the story Boggis Bunce and Bean. Of course, his reminiscing takes the whole forest population into hiding as the humans are furious.

The medium and adult-language may not be the same, but make no mistake, this is a Wes Anderson movie. In fact, I’ve converted many people into Wes Anderson fans by showing them this movie first. Yes, doubts will be there at first, but that strange style of humor will soon come out, and you will of course fall in love with the characters and their transformations during the course of the film. It appeals to both the kids and the adults, so it is one of my favorite choices for family movie nights.

My Rating: A-


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