The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Reviews
defiantly watch it on your spare time
Critics Consensus: It doesn't lack for ambition, but The Secret Life of Walter Mitty fails to back up its grand designs with enough substance to anchor the spectacle.
José González and Theodore Shapiro did a prodigious job of composing the soundtrack, and the editor, Greg Hayden, did a superior job at adding an undertone of music at just the right times to highlight an emotional moment in time. As far as cinematography, there were a few truly stunning shots in several places which really set the mood well. The angles of the camera showed emotion superbly and assorted aerial shots along with the well-picked music were breathtaking. In addition, action movie style visual effects added humor to Walter's daydream scenes.
Among the well played characters, Walter Mitty is my favorite. I find it inspiring that a director can also star in his film as Ben Stiller did by playing Walter. Ben showed authentic emotion and was truly funny. Not in an Americanized slapstick way, but in a witty, clever way that makes you smile to yourself or at times, laugh out loud. Ben Stiller is a truly creative person. The starring actress in the movie, Kristen Wiig, who plays Walter's love, Cheryl Melhoff, did a talented job. Adam Scott played Ted Hendricks in a type of unrealistic way that makes the audience hate him.
In the end, I would recommend this movie to everyone ten and up since there is some bad language and a few thematic adult statements that might need to be skipped. If you think it is too slow in the beginning, give it a chance because it get's more exciting as it goes on. The only point I did not prefer was the fact that it was hard to tell if he was daydreaming or in reality, but I can overlook that and give it five stars.
"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life." -LIFE Magazine Motto
Going to Amsterdam in April and have plans to do Ireland and Iceland in the summer. This is a classic movie that will inspire generations to come to experience new things, travel, and believe in positive good things in this world. And don't even get me started on Kristin Wig's version of Space Odyssey. Love. Love. Love.
MUST WATCH IT
The strength of this film lies in its imagery and presentation. The beauty of our world and the way it's captured in the travels of a man coming out of his shell is truly inspiring. I can honestly say I haven't seen a film nearly this encouraging in quite a while. As someone who often struggles to find the courage to try new things or break out of my tried-and-true routines, I can confirm that the daydreaming fantasies of those lacking confidence are merely the coping mechanisms of introverts too scared to risk failure, thus inevitably missing out on the fantastic adventures this world has to offer.
But even the message to get out and experience the world is tempered by the reminder to truly be "in the moment." Each time I watch this film, I cry every time the world-famous photographer lets the perfect picture pass him by, merely so he can be fully present in the experience of the moment. I have taken these "snow leopard moments" to heart, embracing the ability to enjoy a special time without having to document it for social media. Oh, and on a final side note: what cellular service does Walter Mitty have? I ask because the calls he got in the Himalayas were crystal clear!
A fantastic film that embraces the "everyman" and the endless possibilities of our world, I give The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 5.0 stars out of 5.