2018 (UK), Drama/Fantasy, 1h 45m
Starring: Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Tulsa Swindon & Francis McDormand
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.
I was adamant I was going to hate this movie, I’m not a fan of Wes Anderson at all, and the trailer made me feel uncomfortable, but this truly is a clever, must watch movie!
The visuals and cinematography on this stop-motion epic are near-perfect, helped with a monstrously talented cast.
This movie however, despite the cuteish dogs is not for kids! The political undercurrents are sure to shock and wind some people up the wrong way – but whilst doing so it has some nice messages and a worthy moral. It can also be sad and kinda disturbing at times.
I love dogs = Isle of Dogs… I figured that one out all by myself! Who’s a good boy!