Wes's style is his biggest strength and his biggest weakness. When it fits with the narrative it can make remarkable work. The whimsy and quirk of the script and cast of idiosyncratic animals matches well with his conspicuous and off-kilter approach to photography. The score is one of my favorites, and it's message about finding a constructive way to be yourself instead of suppressing your urges is highly commendable
Anderson's animation doesn't lose its identity at all. The funny thing is where the shots given a dramatic version of the animation, different but I'm sure if there is a live action will be different. Animated zoom and editing can be applied even to the Hollywood used Anderson does. Finally I found Animations created in a pretty different in Hollywood
(Revu en DVD avec ma fille) 4,5/5 Vu son formalisme exacerbé et son obsession du détail, W.Anderson et le cinéma d'animation étaient faits pour bien s'entendre! On est qd même stupéfait de constater à quel point l'univers du réalisateur se transpose parfaitement en stop-motion dans ce "Chicken Run"-like (en un peu plus spirituel et bcp plus poétique). Seul bémol: le récit perd un peu de son souffle dans sa 2e partie.
A crime caper like no other that uses Roald Dahl's story and reworks it into a Wes Anderson's visual movie. The combination is fantastic and makes me want to see a full universe of Roald Dahl films in the same style. The film has excellent stop-motion and the voice actors do their best to make this a fun adventure.
Roald Dahl's children's stories often make for effective films, especially when the filmmaker is willing to not treat the text as sacrosanct but make the material their own. Here, die-hard fans of the original might be disappointed, but anyone with a taste for upper-tier craftsmanship and whimsy should be immediately won over. The tactile quality of the animation knocks up interestingly against those staid framings.