Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox

The puppet stop motion classic tale of a retired fox doing one last mission and the repercussions it brings.

This was a birthday gift from a friend of mine which he claims is significant as the film that started our gradual decline in university effort.

With George Clooney and Meryl Streep both in lead roles give great vocal performances. The rest of the voice cast include Jason Schwartzman, Michael Gambon and Bill Murray, but really none of the voices were poor in any way. It’s only when how the voices were recorded do things go from good to really good. It was only upon watching a DVD extra that I saw this in the first place and will get a higher review. The entire film’s dialogue was not filmed in a studio but actually on location. All the scenes were recorded in as close to the actual scenario as possible. This is the first I have heard of this way of recording and immediately increases my respect for the film.

Is it a fantastic film? No, but definitely a good watch. It’s funny and entertaining in places but there are several moments that slow the film down and need to be picked up again, but overall a good film.

Recommend: Yes.

Overall: 7/10

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