Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Synopsis:
A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

I went to KSL City with PL to catch a movie as he had this urge for a movie. We decided upon this movie as he thought that it was not bad.

The scenes were beautiful, especially those scenic views of the Himalayas. However, I felt that the plot lacked substance. Somehow, it is lacking that omph that makes people go gaga over it, even though the views are fanstastic. 

The plot is mundane, as Walter Mitty tries to get a girl whom he likes to go out with him. His problem is that he zones out too much. One day, he lost a photograph that was supposed to appear on the magazine cover and he traveled all over the world to search for the man who took it, Sean O'Connell.

It felt like some clique, overused tactic of YOLO. I love the reference,  "Stay true, Ponyboy." :)
It might be better if the movie is longer, because some of the scenes are just too rushed to be appreciated properly.

PL was quite upset after we finished the movie, as he felt that he deprived me of a chance of watching Hercules. But, I think it was still so-so.

I would rate it 2.5/5. And I feel that watching is at home might be better than spending the money for it.

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