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Isle of Dogs Review (2018)

A similar stylistic slop motion animation movie like Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) directed by Wes Anderson’s he then treats us to another in Isle of Dogs. A heartfelt animation with sometimes dark tones and slapstick style makes it truly unique. The plot opens with dogs being expelled to Trash Island which leads to a 12 year old boy called Atari Kobayashi going to search for his bodyguard dog ‘Spots’.



This film has a phenomenal cast consisting of Bryan Cranston (Chief), Edward Norton (Rex), Bill Murray (Boss), Jeff Goldbloom (Duke), Scarlett Johansson (Nutmeg) and Tilda Swinton (Oracle). The introduction of each individual character is done in such a way that we find out their traits first before the characters name is introduced. This was a very different aspect of introducing characters that I highly liked and worked really well with the film. This added to the comedic tone of the film. The comedy hit the majority of the time that had dark elements but was still witty and enjoyable.


Overall all this was a film that I thoroughly enjoyed and its style is something truly to behold. A star-studded cast that provides exceptional voice overs and a simple plot that offers many revelations. Its funny and delivers on many stylistic aspects that is expected of a Wes Anderson film.ematography from Tristan Oliver who collaborated with Wes Anderson on Fantastic Mr. Fox the similar style carries over to Isle of Dogs. Wes Anderson collaborated with Alexander Desplat again from previously working with him on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). The theme of the soundtrack works cohesively with the style of the film that contributes to its expressivity.


Overall all this was a film that I thoroughly enjoyed and it's style is something truly to behold. A star-studded cast that provides exceptional voice overs and a simple plot that offers many revelations. Its funny and delivers on many stylistic aspects that is expected of a Wes Anderson film.


I rate this film a 4/5.


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