DVD: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Having loved The Life Aquatic and the Royal Tenenbaums in years gone by, I was interested to see what Wes Anderson was going to do with a kids story. In part this is another vehicle for George Clooney to deliver clever lines with his legendary voice.
At its best, there are some touching family moments, and some minor “character-has-self-insight” scenes. Although the dialogue would go over the head of a child audience, there’s enough going on on-screen that they’d be able to enjoy it.
It didn’t meet my high expectations, but was easier to watch than where the wild things are.