A Disappointing Continuation
This film is so real. It treats its characters with so much care and sensitivity.
The acting in this movie is really good.
It's easily one of the freshest, sharpest and most enjoyable films of this year.
Just a few quick points:The movie begins slow, but gathers momentum and becomes a massive snowball at the endAll the actors, small parts and big parts, play their roles to perfectionThe director (Ben Stiller of course) does a great job with the paceThe cinematographer is par excellenceThis movie must be watched at least twice to fully appreciate the work put into it (caveat: after first viewing, give it another 6 months before the second viewing)All in, a great movie about living life, instead of watching it.Peace be with you. You will find some in the 2 hours watching Walter Mitty.
While the fantasy sequences seem a little out of place and ultimately become distracting within the overall narrative - though it's their absurdity that provide the majority of the film's sparse laughs and they are entertaining in isolation, 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)' is an enjoyable and endearingly odd picture that occupies that strange space between comedy and drama, once the realities of the narrative are set into motion, all while spewing it's impassioned and somewhat sentimental message about seizing the moment and living life to the full. Rather than relentlessly beat you over the head with it's life-loving lesson, however, the flick lets it lead the plot into new places and bring a heart-warming joy to the admittedly absurd events portrayed. Therefore, rather than annoy, it actually delights. 7/10