Sunday, April 04, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated adventure chronicling Fox's rejection of his urban ways and then helping his community thwart the humans who are out to destroy them. The famous voices include George Clooney as Fox, Meryl Streep as his wife, and many others like Bill Murray as the badger.

It's a unique filming process. I said "animated," but it's really more stop-motion, and the fur looks so real because it is. The voices make these characters come to life. They are full-blown characters, just like Roald Dahl wrote about in his novel. It's quite fascinating to watch these animals adapt to city life (well, most of them have), and sympathize with a very real Mr. Fox when he can't quite leave his hands, er, paws, off the chickens.

However, I didn't quite find it as fascinating as most reviews. I got a little bored toward the end, even though there were some delightful surprises. Still, I highly recommend it as something completely different from what you've ever seen before.

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