The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

09 Jan 2014

silly humor

secrets of life
memorable quotes

cliché message
layered meaning (good for overthinking/multiple viewing)

immersive atmosphere
beautiful scenes
fitting soundtrack

unexpected outcome
acceptable suspense (developments predicted minutes before)

realistic effects

untraceble (natural) acting

enhanced while drunk

quotes: beautiful things don’t ask for attention
throughout the film, the plot builds up this feeling of how you have to go out there and do the most epic things you ever thought of to really live your life, yet the ending (actual cover photo) reveals how the everyday hard work is (also) what really makes the difference.
I well expected Walter Mitty himself to be the subject of the cover photo at least since he discovered that the photographer has pictured his mother’s piano, however I did not expect the way it was portrayed exactly.