|Directed by:||Wes Anderson|
|Written by:||Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach|
|Cast:||George Clooney, Jason Schwartzman, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Michael Gambon, Helen McCrory, Wes Anderson, Eric Anderson, Jarvis Cocker|
Wes Anderson once again did not disappoint me. After a string of great live action films, he made this, an entire film shot with stop-motion technology, something that hasn't been done for quite some time. The result is a movie that feels much like his other movies in terms of tone and humor, but much different in terms of story. Mr. Fox is finding it hard to quit his life as a chicken thief, because it's his nature, as he is a Fox. When he breaks back into his old habit, three evil farmers attempt to kill him and every animal in the valley. The story lends itself to some interesting character drama, especially for a kid's movie. Ash is jealous of his cousin Kristofferson, who is athletic and gets the girl, even though he does crazy things like meditate. Mr. Fox also neglects his son, not bringing him along on his secret missions, opting to take Kristofferson instead. Mrs. Fox wishes she had never married Mr. Fox, even though she loves him, because of how he's messed everything up with his cocky nature. The film is full of classic Wes Anderson humor, as well. I loved every minute of it.