‘Isle of Dogs’ Bullet Point Review

Using bullet points, I’m going to give you my thoughts on the last effort from a filmmaker I’m not to fond of…‘Isle of Dogs’!


  • How did Atari not die in the crash, especially with that piece of metal in his head?
  • I know this movie is PG-13 but I was still taken aback by some of its darker elements
  • I was somewhat entertained by this for like 30 minutes but after that I was over it and noy in the mood to watch something like this
    • The theater I was in didn’t feel the same as they were laughing hysterically throughout
    • The dry humor was funny at times, especially with the help of the animal specific humor, but it seems like chunks of my interest were sacrificed with every chuckle that I let out
  • I’ve come to finally realize that Wes Anderson’s work just doesn’t mix well with me
  • Has an odd, off-beat nature to it that I appreciate, because it goes against the norm, but also can say ran its course way before the end credits rolled
  • The voice cast is all-star but even their star power couldn’t help the product on screen for me
  • Maybe I’d like this movie better if it was a short film
  • To Sum it Up: This isn’t a bad movie and I laughed at a few different times throughout but it just isn’t for me

RATING: Never See Again


P.S. I have returned to my rating scale that I used to use but with a slight update. There are four different levels. Below is each level in order from best to worse and what each one means.

Must Own = A movie that is so good that I must add it to my Blu-ray collection when it comes out.

Would Accept as a Gift = I enjoyed the movie but don’t necessarily have to buy it (especially if I don’t have the funds to) myself but I would take it if someone bought it for me.

Might Stream = A movie that if I have the urge to watch again then I’ll just stream it from somewhere

Never See Again = Very simple. I don’t want to ever see this movie again.


(Photo Credit: http://spotlightreport.net/movies/first-trailer-for-wes-andersons-isle-of-dogs; Fox Searchlight / Everett)

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