• Andrew Tuck

犬の島 - Isle of Dogs

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

The Plot:

When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Courtesy: 20th Century Fox

The Verdict:

Imagine a world ruled by dogs, which was once savagely changed by the inevitable battle between the samurai loving cats and the friendly lovable dogs. But the future is now upon us and the dogs are attracting the dog flu and mange, becoming a hazard to their humans. This results in all dogs being banished to the foreboding ‘Isle of Dog’, the city’s island of trash. It takes the courage of a young boy, Atari to venture to the island in search of his dog in hopes of bringing him home. Scientists worked hard on developing a cure for the dogs but would it work? Could all the dogs be saved and live back in their rightful place, next to their owner? This is a very well made stop motion movie. It had humour throughout the movie and an overall interesting concept that hasn’t been seen in commercial cinema in some time. I did find that the movie dragged in some bits and had trouble holding my attention. But overall the voice acting, the stop motion and amazing puppetry all fit together with the stunningly crafted sets that were created for each scene. A movie worth seeing if you’re into alternative and arty movies.


3 out of 5 Choc Tops


Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Yoko Ono, Greta Gerwig, Liev Schreiber, Francese McDormand, Bob, Balaban, Harvey Keitel, Courtney B. Vance, Yojira Noda, Nijito Murakami, Fisher Stevens, Akira Ito, Koyu Rankin

Directed by:

Wes Anderson

#2018 #20thCenturyFox #Animation #Drama #Fantasy

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