Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wild Animals

Yesterday, I finally went to see The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Wes Anderson's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book was simply stupendous. The imagery was just beautiful, a true work of art. The animation was whimsical and fun, without being childish and armature. Indeed, it was not a movie for children, but rather the child within us all.

With George Clooney as the voice of Mr. Fox, Meryl Streep as Mrs. Fox, my ever favorite Jason Schwartzman as Ash, Bill Murray as Badger, and even Owen Wilson with the small roll of Coach Skip, it was a true Wes Anderson all-star cast.

With such amazong movies as The Royal Tennenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, Bottle Rocket, The Life Aquatic and Rushmore already under his belt, Anderson is now able to add his first animated film to his already impressive resume. I don't think I will ever be able to truely comprehend how his mind works in such wonderful, quirky ways.

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