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Fantastic Mr. Fox (film review)

Film:  Fantastic Mr. Fox
Year: 2009
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray
About: An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

My Review:
Having always wanted to see this film however never getting around to it and seeing that it was on Netflix I couldn't resist reliving my childhood through watching Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is about a fox who decides to steal food and cider from three farms who live nearby the new house in which he decides to move to with his family. As he does this the farmers get angry and decide to try and kill the foxes which have decided to ruin their business. As a result of this the foxes and other animals try to save themselves and protect their families no matter what.

I found that this film was watchable and at times funny however there was a lot of things which did annoy me about this film as well. I did like this film for showing the animals with jobs and that they are not needing to steal for food and being just normal animals. I also enjoyed how the son of the main fox is an oddball and doesn't seem to fit in with the other foxes and therefore stands out as a character as he is so much like how teenagers really are. I did like that it seemed something was happening all the way through the film however and there didn't seem to be a dull moment as at some point there was a plan happening or some action.

I did find it annoying however that they kept using the word "cuss" when they were swearing to each other as I feel that this was not needed and they could have just used words which were not wearing or showing that a bad word was meant to be there, as this did happen throughout the movie it really effected my rating of the film. Another thing that I didn't enjoy about this film was that they kept putting words at the bottom of the screen telling us what was happening which I don't feel was needed except for what time differences were as if you were watching the film you would be able to tell that what they were saying was happening.

I would recommend Fantastic Mr. Fox to children who are fans of Rhold Dahl and those who would like to watch an animal based action movie. This film has made me want to read the book written by Rhold Dahl so that is something good which I left this movie with.

My Rating: 2/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2igjYFojUo

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