Wes Anderson’s ISLE OF DOGS is artistic stop-motion genius

Finally – some originality! Leave it up to Wes Anderson to feed us refreshingly new material in a deep sea of remakes, reboots, and whatever-that-was movie releases.

Wes Anderson, whose last stop-motion film was Fantastic Mr. Fox in 2009, brings us an interesting new story set in Japan about a young boy who sets out on an adventure to find his bodyguard-dog, Spots who was captured and sent to Trash Island along with the rest of the canine pets exiled to Megasaki City. The boy, Atari, sets off on this journey with the help of some of the “trash pups” and ultimately opposes the authority of the Prefecture.

We’re bound to get all the feels from watching this Wes Anderson film, not excluding the chance to be exposed to some hidden environmental messages. What would be a rather sad concept, Isle of Dogs has so much going for it already, including really advanced graphics, great score, and an expectedly quirky sense of humor. Plus, the dogs talk. What more could we want?

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