Fantastic Mr. Fox

[Screenshot]Man, the studios must be scraping the bottom of the Dahl barrel. All of his cleverly subversive works got made into movies already, so we find ourselves left with less-notable work like Fantastic Mr Fox, which, to be honest, doesn’t have much to recommend it. The filmmakers seem to have recognized this, since they loaded the story down with padding material, most notably the addition of teenage rivalry-and-coming-of-age aspects. The resulting work is one which is technically quite competent (the fur is really quite well animated) but with little to make it stand out in terms of overall construction from other films with the same themes. I’ll admit none of those other films had vulpine protagonists.

See also: IMDB, Wikipedia.

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I'm a mathematics professor at the University of Louisville, and a geek.

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