Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Two things. One, I realize that I am late putting this post up today, the day just got away from me because I took this big long nap because Little Dude decided to wake twice last night and it just messed up my whole day. Two, I realize that this movie I am reviewing is far from new but I recently just saw it and thought it was review worthy.

Fantastic Mr. Fox was a heartfelt tale of adorable Foxes being naughty. Seriously, it was the cutest thing, ever. Not only was the design amazing and up to par with any Wes Anderson Film but it had wonderful voice actors and the story was remarkable. I understand the story itself was originally a children's book by Roald Dahl. I, myself, have not read the book so I am not sure how closely the film follows it. If you have read it, please let me know if it is similar, I am quite curious.

George Clooney was the voice of the main character, Mr. Fox, and did an awesome job. His character reminded me slightly of Everett McGill from O' Brother Where Art Thou (also played by Clooney). Meryl Streep was Mrs. Fox, which frankly, you can't go wrong. Meryl Streep's voice is so calming to me, it makes me want to take an eloquent nap. Is that a thing? Probably not but its the only way I can describe it.

My personal favorite character was Ash, the spicy son who is looking to please his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fox. Ash has this angsty side where he is constantly scoffing in response to conversation. Ash wants so baldy to impress his Father and would do about anything to do so. Ash's voice was Jason Schwartzman, one of my favorites.

One of my favorite elements in the movie was the use of the word "Cuss". If you have seen the movie, you know what I am talking about. If you haven't seen it, then you should!

Fantastic Mr. Fox gave me the warm fuzzies like any kids movie should but was different enough to really catch my fancy (and it really was different, some may call it weird). This is one movie that I would allow my boy to watch over and over again and even I would not grow weary of it.

Happy Monday!


1 comment:

Haley said...

I love Meryl. I think the woman is incapable of not being perfect.