Film, Like — January 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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I don’t really understand why many critics dislike this film. I love it. Inspirational story, gorgeous cinematography, sleek production, lovely soundtracks, interesting twist during the ending, the film makes me feel really good towards the end. Walter Mitty instantly reminds me of Forrest Gump, one of my favourite movies of all-time. Granted, the plot doesn’t make total sense. But hey, this is a fictional film, we are not watching a documentary here. The magic of movies is precisely about putting on screen things that do not necessarily happen in real life. Jackie Chan movies are full of impossible choreographed actions but we still love them.

The opening titles are especially well-done. Too bad I can’t find it on YouTube and show it here but I did find the Behind the Scenes footages (as below). If you are still uncertain about catching this movie, take a hint from the movie dialogue, “Life is about courage and going into the unknown.”

One Comment

  1. Gets a bit too ambitious at times, but Stiller handles it all so very well. As if directing is a profession of his that he may want to take up full-time. I’d have no objection to that, and I don’t think many others would either. Good review Tengo.

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