Isle of Dogs

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  1. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Wes Anderson + dogs + stop motion



    This was obviously gorgeous to look at, and the stuff with the dogs was very charming, while also quite dark.

    The human sub-plot with the American girl uncovering some conspiracy theory was really weak however. I'd have preferred it if they shelved the tacked-on happy ending - given it's totally not a children's film anyway - and just made it a wistful adventure that only featured the Little Pilot of the human cast and ended with less of a forced resolution.

    It was particularly awks that the decision not to translate any of the Japanese speech - which, again, was fine in the dog scenes but much less so in the human-centred ones - forced them to have a white American girl lecturing the Japanese characters about cruelty.

    Still, it was very nice with a great voice cast and a mercifully brisk runtime.
     
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    I’ll be seeing this for Yoko Ono :disco: Ready to be slayed by what is surely going to be about three lines

    (And also because it looks good)
     
  3. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    Yeah, I was quite uncomfortable with this too, but otherwise LOVED IT. Doggies <3
     
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    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    Oh yes I did like that Yoko Ono's character was called.... Yoko Ono.
     
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    I loved it. The level of, and lack of detail, in some of the animation was phenomenal. The voice cast was inspired and in par with Coco as my favourite animation this year.
     
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    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    How is the voice cast inspired when it’s almost exclusively the same group of actors that Wes Anderson always works with?
     
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    To me, it was because I'm not familiar with much of his work.
     
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    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    Count yourself lucky.
     
  9. HeLikedTurner

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    What a wonderful wee film. Everything about it was note perfect! Can't wait to see this musical he's working on next.
     
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  10. Mats

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    it was WAY too long
     
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    Weirdly, the first time I saw it I thought it was too long, but not on subsequent viewings. Strange!
     

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