‘Isle of Dogs’ was a disappointing film experience, as it did not reach the high expectations I held for it. Wes Anderson is a brilliant director, with films such as ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ being some of my favourite films. The unique and loveable approach Anderson has in filmmaking makes his films a gem, and so I was extremely excited when he announced a new film coming out this year about dogs…that was also in stop-motion! I could not wait to see this film, and the overload of positive reviews it had made me even more excited. Unfortunately, I found myself not enjoying the film and becoming extremely bored. The choice to have portions of its movie in a foreign language, without any subtitles, did not come across as creative or original to me, but rather an inconvenience. It drew me away from the narrative which in itself wasn’t all that engaging. It was quite messy, with a multitude of unnecessary scenes and underdeveloped characters. However, I cannot conclude that this is a bad film. In fact, it’s a very well-made film from a physical point of view. The stop-motion is meticulous and awe-striking, and it’s clear the amount of work that went into each, individual frame. The dogs themselves were wonderfully constructed and had very realistic movements that made it a visual delight. The characters were not the only visual delight, as the setting itself, with it’s soft, creamy palate and artistic presence were a standout. Anderson really knows how to make a film pretty, and is certainly commendable of doing that. The voice acting for this is also fantastic, which was certainly expected with its talented cast. Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Jeff Goldblum were all fantastic in their vocal work, however, the most admirable voice was certainly Tilda Swinton. This is undoubtedly biased, given she’s my favourite actress, but I don’t care; er character should have had more screen time. Overall, Isle of Dogs certainly has favourable aspects, such as it’s visuals and sound, however, it’s narrative lacked fluency causing it to fall flat.