Originally Posted by echo_bravo
Just got back from a 10:30 am screening (completely packed too) and the whole audience all seemed to love it (some were even clapping at the end of it)
The two leads are really good and not just for kid actors(especially the boy).
Highly recommend seeing this even if you aren't a big Wes Anderson fan.
There is one thing I could of done without though.
Other than that it was a wonderful film.
Probably the best film of 2012 so far
To me, the Dog's demise encapsulates the grim yet enchanting
nature of reality and living within its grip. The film just wouldn't have that classic feel of realism for me, if the Dog was allowed to live. It would feel more like a fantasy and I didn't want that.
Definitely academy award worthy.