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Movie Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Hello there! I'm back with a movie review (and another one coming soon...)! Recently Stefan and I watched Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now, to give credit where credit is due, this is actually a story by the fabulous children's author, Roald Dahl. He's also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ring a bell? This stop-action clay story is chock full of all stary Hollywood A-listers as the cast of voices such as Meryl Streep, Owen Wilson, and George Clooney. It's a bit of a dark comedy, although set to a child's storyline...as most Roald Dahl features (books & movies) are.

The timing, creativity, and dialogue in this movie are very good. I was entertained watching it and Stefan even picked up a monologue of Mr. Fox that he thoroughly enjoyed. The story is funny, yet odd, in keeping with Dahl's whimsical yet realistic taste in chatacter development. Probably not suitable for children under 13 due to it's adult humor (think a bit edgier than the Shrek movies...), I would give this movie a suitable 3 out of 5 stars. I liked it, I'm glad I watched it, but I won't own it.

P.S. A gold star for having a few Burl Ives songs!

Comments

angelina said…
ha! my 5year old wont even watch 5 minutes of it. we're in a movie club...and i wish we'd gotten a grown up movie instead, !!!

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