Toy Story is the Sargent Pepper of animated motion pictures. Groundbreaking and jaw-dropping technology, a fresh and innovative storyline, duplicated hundreds of times, never equaled.
You're telling me that if you're sentenced to life imprisonment on a deserted island and the judge lets you bring only 10 movies with you to get you through the next 40 years, you're bringing The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Siriusly?
I don't even think it's in the Top 10 of animated movies, honestly. Chicken Run is better if you must have a flick about delusional farm animals.
Toy Story is a well executed animated story. As formula goes, it does it expertly.
The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a layered, whimsical, and humourous exploration of human existence. I've probably seen it 15-20 times because when it is on, I have a hard time turning it off. It's as much for me as it is for my kids. Without a doubt it would be one of my desert island movies.
Sort of like how I feel about Radiohead, there are 2 kinds of people -- those who love Wes Anderson and films and those without taste. It doesn't make you a bad person. But it does tell those who know better what kind of sensibility we are dealing with...
Thanks man, don't think I ever won anything in here..
ANd I agree, Jacob's Ladder prolly deserves to go in the other thread. One of the rare times where the director wants to surprise you at the end, and you're really blindsided by the ending.
JACOB LADDER SPOILER
My mother died of complications from Parkinsons and Alzheimers; the night she passed she told her caretaker that she was "going upstairs". I saw that movie a year later and was run over by the ending. I was glad I watched at home.