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Isle of Dogs is ultimately a movie about a Japan contained within the American imagination, offering a cultural 'homage' that resembles something a white 18-year-old gamer with a poster of Sailor Moon in his room might produce.
Despite intriguing storytelling concepts and an excellent soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat, Wes Anderson's tale of a boy and his dog is set in a Japan plagued by old dated American notions, including a white savior complex.
An animated movie about talking dogs set in a not-so-real place gives a filmmaker plenty of leeway to craft a story not beholden to the same old rules, so it's a disappointment to see the female characters get typical short shrift.
The main thing to know is that none of it works to the extent that you give any kind of a damn. It's so highly stylised that it all happens at a chilly remove, and we're not given reason to feel anything.
Visually, Anderson's second foray into stop-motion animation is a mind-blowing marvel of wondrous imagination and ingenuity. But the story, best described as a hallucinatory version of "Lassie Come Home" in reverse, is deep in dog poo.