Monday, May 03, 2010

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

I really enjoyed this one. When he and his wife are caught in a trap after killing a couple of chickens, Fox promises he'll reform if they escape. That's the end of the scene, and when we pick them up two (human) years later, they're living in their hole with their son. Fox is a columnist for the local paper, but he wants more. He wants to live in a tree, and he wants to resume his criminal career. He has, of course a Master Plan. Things go pretty well, at first, but you know how capers go. Complications ensue.

I liked just about everything about The Fantastic Mr. Fox. The stop-action animation is excellent, the voice actors are great (especially George Clooney as Mr. Fox), and the movie never slows down for a minute. If you need a smile, this movie should give you a lot more than just one.

4 comments:

steve said...

Spot on, as usual, Bill. I was hoping for UP to win the Best Picture Oscar so MR. FOX could win best animated feature. A wonderful film.

Dan said...

I liked the cuss words in it, and the bit from REBEL W/O a CAUSE.

Bill Crider said...

Me, too. Very funny.

Toby O'B said...

"If you need a smile, this movie should give you a lot more than just one."

Unless you're a chicken.... LOL!

Nice! My captcha word is "mingo"....