An outbreak of dog flu has spread through the city of Megasaki, Japan, and Mayor Kobayashi has demanded all dogs to be sent to Trash Island. A young boy named Atari sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs.
Wes Anderson is one of those auteur directors: he has a style that's distinctly his own, and you can always tell when you're watching one of his movies. I'd describe them as eccentric and surreal, but very relaxed about it.
As for this one… This is my favourite Wes Anderson movie that I've seen to date. It's a compelling and heartfelt adventure that flows like a dance at times. The dialogue is uniquely blunt and leisurely, and the stop-motion animation is outstanding.
I'd say, with the possible exception of Black Panther, this is my favourite movie of the year so far.
My rating: 85%