Fantastic Mr. Fox Reviews
- Great Voice Acting
- Very Good Directing
- Fantastic Script
- Amazing Animation
- Very Unique Humor
- Good Music
- Witty Plot With Very Quirky Moments
- A More Different Tone That's Not Seen In That Many Animated Films
- Distinct Characters
- Pacing Can Be Too Quick At Times
- Feels A Bit Rushed At Some Points
- Could've Been More Emotional In Some Scenes
Overall Grade: B+ (8/10)
There were some humorous moments in Fantastic Mr. Fox that did work for me. I laughed occasionally at the physical humor and some of the running gags. I should also give a lot of credit to the skill that I know it took to make the stop-motion animation work. I've never been the biggest fan of how stop motion looks, and this is probably my least favorite ever. The fur on the animals looked scratchy like everything is made out of straw. I'd rather look at old Rankin/Bass Christmas specials than this stuff. Still I recognize the art that goes into this style of film. It takes so much talent and patience, so I feel like a jerk for not loving it.
The story of Fantastic Mr. Fox worked better for me than Wes Anderson's typical movie. It seemed a little more clear cut and there were actual motivations for all the characters that made sense. I just wish I liked the characters more. I mean, Mr. Fox might be on my list of least sympathetic protagonists ever. I don't think there's a single thing he does in this movie that redeems him for me. They certainly try to make us forgive him, but it never worked for me. Then his son, Ash, is a jealous bully. That also makes me want to scream. So, a strong story with some effective humor, but with unlikable main characters and odd style. I'd say Fantastic Mr. Fox is definitely not a film for me.