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 can’t shake the feeling that it’s self-indulgent. The best way to describe it is perhaps to liken Isle of Dogs to a Dachshund – lovely, but long and maybe drags in the middle.
Fantastically detailed animation with a cast of distinctive voices makes the story both whimsical and weird. Odd but worth it.