The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Time: 114 minutes
My Rating: 5
I obviously haven't seen any new movies recently. But I have seen a few in the past couple of weeks so hooray for more posting!
My husband was very excited to see this movie. I was not so thrilled about it. Hence, we waited until we could borrow it from my parents and not have to spend money to see it. Ya, we're cheap. Well, this movie met my expectations of being entertaining, yet not really that great of a movie.
Walter Mitty is a photo analyst for the LIFE magazine. And the magazine is getting ready to go completely online so a lot of people are going to lose their jobs. Mitty has a wild imagination and often zones out to some strange and adventurous daydream. When a picture goes missing, (or does it?), that was supposed to be used for the last magazine, Mitty goes on an adventure very much like those he dreams of. He is on the search for an adventurer/photographer who supposedly sent Mitty the lost picture.
So then we are here with Ben Stiller, who plays Mitty, who is a comedic actor. Yet, this movie isn't really much of a comedy at all. It has its moments, but really, Stiller is just a bland actor when he isn't doing pure comedic acting.
Needless to say, the picture is eventually found, though not where it was expected. The final cover of the LIFE magazine in the film is heartwarming. And that was the end of the movie. The movie just seemed to keep going without any real idea of a plot. It was as though the writers were like: "Let's make an awesome movie with cool special effects that are all in someone's imagination and don't have anything to do with the plot!" And then they did.
I give this movie a 5 out of 10. See it if you are interested, but don't go expecting to be impressed.