I went and watched this movie this Saturday. I am one of those guys who loves Pixar animation and doesn’t really like other styles (e.g. Japanese anime). When I saw the trailers of the movie, I wasn’t too impressed with the retro stop motion animation and wasn’t expecting too much out of it. After watching it i can say that I was very impressed by it. The retro animation gives the movie its soul and is great. As far as the movie is concerned, the characters are great, the story is awesome (haven’t read the book so I won’t be the one complaining about it not sticking to the story of the book) and what topped all this was the end credits. I didn’t know who directed the movie before I saw and to see Wes Anderson did it pleasantly surprised. I love all his movies and this adds one more to the list 🙂 The best character? Ash (played by Jason Schwartzman).