Agent F.O.X.

Agent F.O.X.
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这个狡猾的间谍应该被智取。(This sly spy should just be outfoxed.)
Genre: Animation
Spy
Fantasy
Adventure
Directed By: Ge Shuiying
Starring: Qiao Shiyu
Yu Zhou
Zhang Yaohan
Shang Hong
Xuan Xiaoming
Chen Hao
Zhang Wei
Li Zhiwei
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Kaboom! Entertainment
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Runtime: 83 minutes
Country: China


Agent F.O.X. (Chinese: 兔子镇的火狐狸), also known as The Firefox of Bunnington Burrows, is a 2015 Chinese 3D computer-animated spy fantasy adventure film directed by Ge Shuiying. The film was released on October 30, 2015, in both 2D and 3D.

Plot

The film is about super-spy Agent F.O.X. He arrives in Carrot Town with one objective: infiltrate the community of friendly rabbits and locate a mysterious artifact. The mission goes awry when the secret agent is mistaken for a distant cousin.

Why It's NOT an Agent

  1. Dreadful, ugly, and lackluster animation and visuals that look more like a poorly animated PlayStation cutscene. The biggest offenders are its transitions and when Fox randomly sprouts tears because the Spider becomes his "faithful assistant."
  2. False Advertising: The movie claims it's supposed to be a spy film, but the film really acts like a "slice-of-life" film rather than a spy film. Even at the very first scene of the film, it acts more like a "legend-like fantasy" film rather than a spy film.
    • Even its original Chinese title doesn't relate to spying.
  3. Uses cliched stereotyping such as "the elderly master," "the strong one," and "the pretty one."
  4. Awful writing that looks like it was made by someone who have seen way too many spy films and just turn it into an animal kids film. As mentioned before, rather than the Spider calling Fox "friend" he just calls him "his faithful assistant."
  5. The Commander is a very generic villain, as he turns out to be Fox's boss who just wants him to see what's up with Carrot Town (yes, that's the name of the town that the bunnies live in).
    • He is also not threatening at all, since he is evil because he wants to get his hands on Fox's amulet, which sounds very forced.
  6. Depending on your view, the ending was horrible. After Fox saves the Carrot Town bunnies, he turns his back on his boss, quits his job, and becomes friends with the bunnies.
  7. The entire movie is one giant cliché. It's about a fox who tries to fit in within the bunnies.
    • Also, most of the film is filler. If you took out the filler, it would only be 15 minutes long.
  8. The bunnies actually mistake Fox as a bunny. Bunnies have long ears whereas foxes have short ears. This begs the question, How can bunnies have short ears? The lagomorph characters’ mistaken assumption of F.O.X.’s ear length is flawed because of the strong ear length distinction between the two animals.
  9. Irritating soundtrack. The credits repeat the same rhythm that goes on for 5 minutes straight.
  10. Just like other kids movies, it feels like it didn't exist and have no idea who it's made for.
  11. Hideous character designs.
  12. Despite the decent voice acting, Fox's voice sounds unfit for his character.
  13. On that topic, Fox's character design looks way too similar to RJ from Over the Hedge.
  14. It's one of those cliché "secret agent/spy movie with animals" movies.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Decent voice acting, except for the titular protagonist.
  2. The movie can be considered as "so bad, it's good," due to how bizarre, obscure, and stupid it is.

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