Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fantastic Mr. Fox.

I've been wanting to see this movie for a while now, especially since I read the book last year. One of our local movie rental stores is going out of business and selling all of their rentals, so I picked this up the other day.

Fantastic Mr. Fox.

This is one of the most unusual little movies I've ever seen. But I mean that in a good way (those words are exactly what I said when I saw The Princess Bride for the first time).

Fantastic Mr. Fox is incredible. If a children's picture book came to life, this is what it would look like. (Though, to me, it doesn't seem quite like a children's movie.)

The attention to detail is amazing. Look at Mrs. Fox's little cameo brooch. You have to watch this movie at least twice, because the first time around, you're focusing on the action in the forefront. But you need to watch it again to see everything happening in the background.

I love the way the stop-motion animation looks: not smooth and slick and perfect. I love the dry humor and the little quirks. And I love how all of the music fits in perfectly in every single scene (even though usually the Beach Boys make me gag). I love that the rat flips out his knife and snaps his fingers like some sort of James Dean/cheesy West Side Story gang member wannabe.

In short, I love this movie. You should definitely watch it as soon as possible.

{I was planning to post a lot more over this week, spring break, but I just didn't get around to it. I've been sewing and basically enjoying myself.}

Until next time,


  1. haha! i thought that was an unusual movie too. i thought it was pretty good and agree that it really wasn't that much of a children's movie... it's good that you have been enjoying yourself!
    love.sarahlynn :)

  2. My whole family loves this movie (me, my husband and 3 kids). I found that the first time I watched it I liked it but I had to get used to the style. The second time and beyond, I absolutely adore it. I love it when my kids sing "Boggis, Bunce and Bean." I have been looking for yellow apple fabric ever since I saw Mrs. Fox's dress. (I came to you through the swing party.)


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