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Kathryn Fudurich | Interrobang | Lifestyles | January 18th, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Full of funny moments Fantastic Mr. Fox really was fantastic. The star-studded cast, led by George Clooney (Mr. Fox), brought all the animated animals to life on the big screen. The adventurous story written as a children's book by Roald Dahl and transformed into a movie by screenwriter/director Wes Anderson is perfect for people of all ages. The visual style looked exactly as one would imagine a story would if it came to life on the pages.

The film centres around Mr. Fox following his wild animal instincts and stealing produce from his three powerful human farmer neighbours Boggis, Bunce and Bean. His main accomplice is an enthusiastic possum named Kylie. Together with some other local creatures the group takes action against the farmers and start a mini-war. Mr. Fox chooses to take certain action that goes against the wishes of his wife (Meryl Streep) and unintentionally hurts his son Ash's (Jason Schwartzman) feelings. As a fox that strives to be the best at everything, Mr. Fox discovers flaws he hadn't realized in himself as the plot progresses. Taking on the three scariest farmers in town he risks his own loved ones lives along the way. Fox unavoidably realizes that things have gotten out of hand and comes to the realization that he cannot handle the situation unless all the local creatures work together to make things right.

The imagination and creativity brought to the screen by Anderson is very refreshing and unique from any movie I've seen, especially the animation. The story is fun for kids while communicating a theme focused on the importance and delicacy of family bonds. Another huge theme promoted through Fantastic Mr. Fox is the idea of working together for the common good. Overall the light-hearted film was incredible and I'd highly recommend it for everyone.
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