Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fantastic Mr Fox

One of the joys of the school holidays is the, ahem, excuse to go and see the cool kids movies. So when we made the suggestion the boys might like to go see Fantastic Mr Fox, we weren't too disappointed when they jumped up and down and said yes please.

This movie has had great reviews and it was easy to see why.

My observations....

In an age of Pixar digital whizbangery (which is marvelous) it was so refreshing to see this puppet type movie which looked and felt so different!

It is based on Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox, but as Mr Eight Year Old pointed out 'it didn't happen like that in the book,' but the story and the movie are so good you don't care. I explained to him how loose the term 'based on' is.

I loved the speedy way they all moved.

The characters looked and moved like I imagined refined Quentin Blake's illustrations would if come to life.

George Clooney was the perfect voice for Mr Fox.

It was a clever, brilliantly well done movie.

Go grab yourself a kid and go along, in fact, forget the kid - go along anyway.

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