Ali Churchill’s review published on Letterboxd:
I watched this film for the first time when I was really young, probably about six or seven. Then the other day I found it on Netflix and decided to re-watch it as I'm re-reading the book in school because, you know, I'm pretty cool ;)
While it's not at all like the book, apart from a few references and similarities, it's still a really enjoyable film! After watching it, I kinda want to buy it on DVD and kinda want to re-watch it again and again and again.
The use of old-fashioned stop-motion is really cool to see and I now really want to make a stop-motion film. Also, the cast is wonderful - from George Clooney to Meryl Streep to Bill Murray to Wes Anderson himself!
It still does bother me how some of the characters aren't at all like they were in the book and the story was almost completely different, but then that's what makes this film a good adaptation. Wes Anderson has managed to adapt the story into his own version of it, which is cool to see.