February Films: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Tonight’s film – number 2 of the projected 28 – was another animated movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox. I haven’t seen a Wes Anderson flick since The Royal Tenenbaums, so this was overdue, and sets me up to see A Life Aquatic and Darjeeling Limited. Mr. Fox was really good: the spectacular animation perfectly extended a story that would have been, frankly, insipid in another or lesser kind of animation. Mr. and Mrs. Fox were wonderful characters, and their son Ash and nephew Kristofferson were almost equally engaging. All in all, this is a great movie.

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  1. We just watched it, too, and really enjoyed it! I loved that it looked a little like that old Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer animation from that Christmas special they show every year (do they still show that?) and the dialogue was every bit as quirky and funny as my two other favorites of his, Tenenbaums and Rushmore, which are two of my all-time favorites.

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