The most Wes Anderson-y Wes Anderson movie yet. With plenty of homages to the styles of Kurosawa and Miyazaki.
A generous portion of the film is in un-subtitled Japanese, forcing you to pay close attention to get the emotional subtext, if not the specific dialogue, of the characters. It wasn't too hard to follow.
The stop-motion in this really grabbed me... maybe not as much as it did in the resplendent Kubo, but in a different way. Some of the character designs were so expressive, even for minor characters, it just took my breath away.
If you liked any of Wes' films, this one is a must-see as well. If you're not a Wes fan... well, first,
-what's wrong with you ?
...but second, this is probably not going to entertain you all that much and you'll get distracted matching the celebrity voice-overs to their characters. If you liked Fantastic Mr. Fox, this will feel like a sequel.