Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox ★★★★½

Ever played the Nintendo game Excitebike? Well, you couldn’t attach a side car to your motorcycle, but when you landed a jump, it kinda sounded like when a kid blew into their hands to make loud fart noises at the back of the school bus.

Ever played the video game Dig Dug? Well, you had to Dig and make stuff drop, and only after you’d finished playing could you truly say that you had Dug (and hopefully made stuff drop). 

Ever played the video game Double Dragon? Well, if you’re an Oldboy, you’ll remember how crazy it felt kicking guys to the right, and sometimes even kicking guys to the left.

I rarely become emotionally invested in animated movies. It sometimes feels like I’m watching a video game more than a movie. There are exceptions, of course, and Fantastic Mr. Fox was way better than I thought it would be. Not only does it have the meticulous cinematography and visual comedy Anderson is known for, it also made me care about a family of foxes and assorted other anthropomorphized animals! 

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