“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is an excellent film for the whole family. Whether you want a love story, mystery, or high-flying adventure, you will find it in this movie. Unknown to many, this is a remake of a 1947 film starring Danny Kaye, but the new version goes in a different direction. Ben Stiller’s performance as the lead actor is one of his best, and his direction is even better. One aspect of a film that is particularly important, and is often overlooked, is character development; and the writers did a fantastic job with the character of Walter Mitty. Probably the most impressive part of this film was the cinematography. Easily a candidate for Best Cinematography this year. The combination and variety of shots, including still photography, was captivating. The film also showcases a wonderful symphonic score, which matches perfectly with the film. Outside of a few plot holes, which are essentially minor in nature, the plot was well written and executed. If you have yet to see it, this is one not to miss, and be on the lookout for when the Oscar Nominations are released.


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