With their unquestionable loyalty and seemingly bottomless ability to love, I’ve long said that “humans don’t deserve dogs”. Isle of Dogs uses Wes Anderson’s unique lens to show us a heart-warming and affectionate portrayal of man’s best friend.
It’s offbeat and unique and adorable and funny, but I haven’t been able to shake the feeling that it’s also slightly self-indulgent. Perhaps it’s best described as a Dachshund – lovely, but long and maybe drags in the middle.
The animation itself is fantastically detailed, whilst the cast’s distinct voices only add to the whimsical nature of the story. Odd but worth it.