Adventure Animated Comedy - While this stop-motion animated film is based on the Roald Dahl children's book, it is probably even more of a Wes Anderson film, and as such is a very quirky comedy that will have even more appeal to adults than kids. That said, it will have fairly widespread appeal from kids who like the animation to older viewers who can get all the jokes.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 68 moviegoers:
Movie critics finally got one right. Moviegoers rated "Fantastic Mr. Fox" as high as the critics.
CHILDREN:The kids loved "Fantastic Mr. Fox."
TEENS:The seven males all loved this movie. Thee were no female reviews.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from all.
ADULTS:Three-quarters of both the males and females LOVED "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Most of the remaining quarter rated it above average and average. Only a small percentage were disappointed.
Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground without enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends.