Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Film #56: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson's latest film is a stop-motion animation about dogs and has a Japanese vibe to it despite it being filmed not too far from the real Isle of Dogs. The rulers of a Japanese city have a dislike of dogs and come up with a plan to have them removed to an island off the coast. When one of the leaders kids decides to head over to the island to find his dog, a group of them decide to escape the island and return to the mainland.

I enjoyed this. Wes has a knack for making good films that don't do anything remarkable and this is another of those, not bad, but not great. I think there's a pun in the title too. "Isle of Dogs" or "I love dogs"? 

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