Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox ★★★★★

Fantastic Mr. Fox is, well, fantastic. It is stunningly gorgeous from frame to frame. The dialogue is as whimsical and smart as it is in any Wes Anderson picture. I could go on, but this film is at it's core a pure delight. Like every Anderson picture, it's themes are ambiguously masked by other aspects of the film. But towards the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox, it becomes apparent. The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a film about coming to grips with your limitations, and your abilities. Most obviously is Ash, Fox's son. He lacks abilities that make a fox a fox, and has grown up in the shadow of his well-respected father. More compelling though, is Mr. Fox's struggle with how wild he really is. To avoid spoilers for all of the zero people who haven't seen this film, there's a scene towards the end of the film that beautifully exemplifies this idea, that definitely goes down as one of my favorite scenes in a film ever made. Anderson struck gold with this film, and I love him for bringing it into the world.

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