Mmh I haven't seen yet Bottle Rocket, The Darjeeling Limited or Fantastic Mr. Fox. They're in my "to watch" list.
I get the general critic that all his movies have the same style, but I just love it.
That weird way to develop the characters through the story is just adorable: even the most disgusting characters have that surreal aura that makes them likeable.
That's probably true. My only insight is that there is a qualitative difference between the three movies co-written by Owen Wilson (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore & Tenenbaums) and everything that came after.
Really? I didn't know that, but I do not agree about the qualitative difference.
Disclaimer, I have no knowledge at all about films, technically speaking. So my opinion is based on my personal judgement.
I think we can agree that the Royal Tenenbaums is one of his best films, but I can't like Rushmore as much as the others (I haven't seen Bottle Rocket) . I don't know, from all I have seen, I'd put Rushmore last.
Returning to his films, has anyone noticed that thing with the animals? In the Steve Zissou is the 3 legged dog, in the Budapest Hotel the cat through the window, in the Tenenbaums the kids dog... I can't remember in the other ones, but seems that something happens to the pets in his movies.