A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. That’s from IMDB—a sentence I’d like to start this with.
I’ve never been a fan of Ben Stiller but Walter Mitty is surprisingly a really good film. Here is quite possibly his best performance yet. In Walter Mitty, Stiller successfully made us believe and sympathize in him. In little strong people. His fear, his reluctance, his growing bravery, all evolved and took your loves and likings. To be honest, this film is owned by him. Kristen Wiig, Sean Pean and Shirley MacLaine lent their own charisma but still, Stiller nailed it.
Scenes are such screen splendour; from the quiet and lonesome Greenland, the adrenalin-pumping Iceland, to the majestic Himalaya (sharks, eruption, snow leopard!). Such pleasure to the eyes—in a more realistic way than Gravity, but both deserve special accolades for cinematography. Walter Mitty is one of those films that make you go whoaaaaa, that warm your heart, that give you a smile or grin as you walk out of the cinema.
Bonus: David Bowie’s Space Oddity, performed by Kristen Wiig. And of course, those Instagram-conscious pictures.
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