Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX - A BADASS MOVIE REVIEW


The Fantastic Mr. Fox - A Badass Movie Review
By: This Guy Over Here


2009 seems to be the year that a lot of directors are answering to their inner child as they delve into more childlike films, and thank goodness (though let’s be honest and admit that neither this nor Where The Wild Things Are are children films), Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animation flick is anything but conventional. It’s so inventive, in fact, that I often felt awestruck watching it in a way that I really hadn’t since I was a young’n and saw the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (does that date me?). Anderson uses his specific theatrical directorial style to its full extent, squeezing out every minutiae of humor, adventure, and even drama. I’m beginning to realize that calling a film like this “brave” for not hiding elements of real life from kids (like cussing, pregnancy, death, and even *gasp* smoking!) is silly. It’s just common sense. Fantastic Mr. Fox is just so much fun and fulfills that gap in adventure films that unlocks creativity in children as they plot out their own schematics in playtime.


- THIS GUY OVER HERE