I am now withdrawn from saying the word "Fantastic" from the review.
This film was better than I was expecting, like I was shocked by how good it is, this is going to make my list of best of the year, its that good.
It is a very funny, and sometimes touching film, I laughed plenty of times thoughout it, and it is never boring.
It is a very beautiful, due to its great art style and stop motion animation, at every moment the film seems to amaze you with it's amount of effort gone into it, one of the most inspiring scenes in the movie is going to have you in amazement.
All the voice actors in the film are great, ones that get honerable mentions are Willem Dafoe's Psycotic rat and Jason Schwartzman as Mr.Fox's son. But the stand out performance is Michael Gambon's jaded farmer Bean, it looks like he had fun with the evil character, and we have fun with him also, he so evil your happy when he gets his comeuppance every so often, yet you have so much fun with the character your happy when he gets his own back, but all the voice's are great.
And one thing I have to give it credit for is it mixture of American film-making with the Britishness of Roald Dahl's book.
The humor though is going to split audiences up though, as Wes Anderson is the king of quirk, the dry humor won't come across to all, and here is it's main problem, I don't think kids will enjoy it, maybe I'm underestimating the intelligence of children, but when I was a child I know I wouldn't be laughing at this stuff, and the children in the screen I was in, seemed very quite. Sure there are tibbits of slapsick but thats most of what the film offers kids, as most the film is very diologe heavy humor, but maybe I'm worng, maybe your children will love it.
Another thing I found supspicously odd is the constent chapter titles coming up at the top of the screen, and the many spaghetti western references it had, it seemed it made itself to be the childrens Tarantino film.
I loved this film, oddly so, I was expecting just to like it, but after watching it, I can easily say that, in my opinon, it's on par with Toy Story, dare I say it was fffffffffricking awesome.