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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Technology has it’s benefits but there’s something to be said about doing things the “old fashion” way.

In a day where every kid with a computer can manipulate special effects, Wes Anderson releases FANTASTIC MR. FOX using tried and true stop-motion animation.


After The Darjeeling Limited I was somewhat worried about Mr. Anderson. My favorite movie of all time is THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS and The Darjeeling just didn’t stack up to it or even to RUSHMORE or THE LIFE AQUATIC. Cuss, even Bottle Rocket had more charm than The Darjeeling Limited, in my opinion.

Never fear, though. FANTASTIC MR.FOX is by far Wes’ most accessible movie for kids of all ages. Whether you are 5 or 55, I believe you’ll be laughing and smiling ear to ear the entire time at this film’s charming quirkiness.

See it once. See it thrice. Be swept away by someone who passionately produces a masterpiece rather than simply churning out some computer animated cliché.


  1. I'm excited to see this, both because I love Wes Anderson's films and because the trailers I've seen crack me up.

    Good to know you enjoyed it.

  2. I was laughing on average at least every 2-3 minutes throughout the whole film.

    Take the wife and have a great time ASAP!

  3. I, too, have a deep love for Royal Tenenbaums. It was on indieplex the other night and i couldn't not watch it.
    I'm excited to see this, but i'll probably have to wait for it to come out on dvd...


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