Movie Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Here is a review I wrote for my school newspaper for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The last thing director Wes Anderson, of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, was expected to do was create a masterpiece that could be enjoyed by both children and adults.  Anderson is known for his dry wit and dark humor, two traits not usually associated with children’s movies.   With Fantastic Mr. Fox, based on a book by Roald Dahl, Anderson is able to marry his directing style perfectly with a story for all ages.   Anderson is able to keep an unmistakable reverence for Dahl’s source material while adapting it into something distinctly his own.  “So much of his work has inspired me over the years,” said Anderson.  The film is “an homage to Roald Dahl.”  Continue after jump

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