An adaptation screw-up of fantastic proportions. I need to just stop watching Wes Anderson films. I walk away seething just about every time. Where people see a whimsical movie, I see a bastardization of a great children’s book. Roald Dahl would put Anderson in the Chokey for this one. I just read the book yesterday and watched this movie for the first time. The scenes are completely out of order and all these new weird characters are added in for no good reason. The book was great, why add your crappy characters Wessy? I may have to just have a personal rule to not watch anymore Wes Anderson films, even if it means I don’t ever finish a top 100 list from a certain year. I’m giving ten points for great animation visuals… but -90 for directing, writing and voice acting. I feel like I need a bath.
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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)