By David Zou
Judging from the early buzz, Wes Anderson’s latest movie Isle of Dogs, which opened the competition section of the Berlinale, is already a strong contender for the Golden Bear. Telling the story of a boy’s search for his missing dog, this allegorical tale revisits the stop-motion techniques that made Fantastic Mr. Fox such a huge success.
A topical story in today’s frayed political climate, it builds upon the humanist themes so eloquently displayed in TheGrand Budapest Hotel to create what may be Wes Anderson’s best film yet.
In a movie world dominated by massive superhero franchises, it is getting harder and harder for independent filmmakers to create works that are as popular in the mainstream as they are critically acclaimed. Somehow Wes Anderson has carved out his own little space to command large budgets and use them to create his own personal and well received movies, both critically and economically.
With Isle of Dogs earmarked to be his latest success, it should do extremely well in the box office. The question is: Just how far can Isle of Dogs go? In this piece we will evaluate its chances and give six reasons why it could easily be his most commercially successful movie. Comment below to tell us what you think!
1. It’s Wes Anderson’s Funniest Film Yet
When a film breaks out of the mainstream that isn’t based on an existing property and is either a sequel or a remake, it always helps if it is a comedy. Wes Anderson’s films, in their quirky nature, have always been humorous, but never so much as in The Isle of Dogs. Here Anderson uses his personal style to create many multilayered visual jokes.
What’s more important is that they are intrinsic to the story, making it feel natural and unforced. → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema