Thursday, April 14, 2011


Boggis, Bunce and Bean are three the meanest, nastiest, ugliest farmers in the history of some so called Fox valley. There’s children rhyme for them-

‘Boggis, Bunce and Bean

One fat, one short, one lean

These horrible crooks, so different in looks,

were nonetheless equally mean’.

Close to their neighborhood comes Mr. Fox, a professional thief with his last big master plan to steal these three mean guys. Partner in crime is good for nothing Kylie and nephew Kristofferson who’s smarter and talented one than Fox’s own son Ash. There’s rivalry between cousin Kristofferson & wannabe athlete Ash to be a hero in Mr. Fox’d eyes and it’s just fun to watch their attempts to prove it. The master plan went so well in the first two phases but in the third and final plan at Bean, they invited trouble to their own existence and it’s like waging a war of personal vendetta. The only way to survive is digging the earth deeper and deeper.

Director Wes Anderson’s this debut animation flick, based on the book of Ronald Dahl, the writer who gifted us ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and its not conventional animation high on CGI; its stop motion one and made with fabricated puppet characters that looks so alive and fresh in their expressions. It has cool soundtrack and wonderful lovable characters. I just loved that good for nothing Kylie and wannabe athlete Ash and Karate Rat. The climax is as chilly and exciting as watching cowboy western shootout. In a nutshell the animation which is equal funny for kids as well as grown up kids. ;-)


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