Whereas Dahl kept his foxes and other animals relatively true to their wild selves, Anderson humanises and Americanises without bothering to establish a coherent set of rules for his far too self-consciously quirky universe.
You write for the Daily Mail...why is your point of view counted as one of a critic?!
Nov 3 - 03:17 PM
Man all the Uk critics hate americans
Nov 3 - 03:52 PM
I read that the DVD will contain british subtitles. Hopefully that helps.
Nov 3 - 10:29 PM
take your snarky comments and your bad british smile and stick up your *** you limey douche. all the negative reviews are from dicks from overseas.
Nov 4 - 08:53 PM
The film doesn't appear to be typical American fare to me. Could it be that this Brit is projecting a feeling of inadequacy?
Nov 6 - 12:42 AM
Your review actually brings one thing up that bothered me about what I've seen of this movie: Humanised animals. It always bothers me, but it won't keep me from watching this movie.
Nov 6 - 05:05 PM
LOL - "Anderson humanises and Americanises without bothering to establish a coherent set of rules for his far too self-consciously quirky universe."What!? Seriously. WHAT!? Are you retarded? This is one of the dumbest comments I've ever read. Man, I hope he at least defined the laws of physics at work in Mr. Fox's universe, otherwise it would be REALLY confusing. Dumb*ss.
Nov 7 - 06:49 AM
In the newest Olympic event, the International Whine-off, it's down to mere tenths of a point separating the U.S. from the Brits for the gold. And the winner (shouldn't that be whiner?) is...
Nov 8 - 07:26 AM
It's not very fair to say his view doesn't count just because he's British...I'm English and I was the first one to complain about this idiotic, ridiculous so-called-'review'.
Nov 8 - 05:10 PM
"For children, the jerky movement of the animals may be disturbing, not to mention the moments when they bare their unbeautiful teeth.
They look horribly like stuffed, dead animal heads on human bodies, with virtually no expression on their rigid little faces."
LOL. Then he describes the movie as "weirdly overpraised". Sounds about right to me, man. All the superfluous changes have done a disservice to the source material. Not to mention the horrible use of the stop motion form. Yikes!
Oh, and I'm American by the way. So, just saying, the comfortable xenophobic tripe doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Perhaps a fantastic idea in and of itself, but, beg pardon, some people just don't like this film.
Nov 9 - 05:44 AM
Hey, if it followed the book and was completely British, it would've been a bore!
Nov 14 - 01:44 PM
I by no means always agree with Tookey, but I think he has a point with this one. This is one of the worse films I have seen for a very long time, it's boring and predictable with absolutely no comic value. The director is under the false impression that by making a film quirky he is making it better.
If other people like it, then obviously that's fair enough, but I really cant see what they like about it, maybe they haven't seen Chicken Run.
May 23 - 12:48 PM