Written December 03, 2014
First or all I like the concept, workaholic guy with no life dreams of being a hero etc. However the movie was tainted with all the commercials for E-Harmony, Cinnabon, CareerBuilder and such companies. It was very hard for me to see Kirsten Wii as a love interest, she always had a smirk on her face and I kept expecting her to break out in one of her SNL skits. Ben Stiller looked like he was always on the edge of cracking a joke here or there. I never knew if I was supposed to laugh or be sad, especially in the scene where he fell into the ocean. Was that supposed to be funny or tragic?
I enjoy movies that speak about being a better self, like "Rocky" but let be a little realistic, he would have had hyperthermia and died before he could skate through Iceland and walk the Himalayas, so unbelievable that it made the concept out of reach.
Overall a great DVD movie to watch at home, save your money and go to a show that gives your more realism or more fantasy..
Written December 27, 2013
Being in my early 40's, I was able to identify with Walter Mitty: Keep your head down, do your job, be responsible to your family's needs, and don't act out on your dreams. For many of us I presume, this is a sad, but very true reality. It's exciting to be reminded, though, that we can act out on our dreams if we muster up the courage; that we can break free from the norm. The idea of getting on a plane to Greenland without prior planning was refreshing. And who in there right mind would get in a helicopter with a drunk pilot? Funny where a little bit of courage will lead you. And boy, did I need to be reminded of that. Overall, I thought the movie was very slow-paced, which maybe was intentional. Maybe Ben Stiller wanted us to feel the doldrum pace of Mitty's life. Yet no matter how uneventful most scenes were (especially in the beginning of the film) Mitty had me wrapped in his world. And I left the theater feeling strangely satisfied. The acting, of course, was superb!
Written December 26, 2013
It wasn't terrible but completely forgettable and not at all worth paying to see. The story had potential but failed to deliver.
Don't waste your time.
Written December 26, 2013
This movie is so much fun...lots of laughs and some poignant moments, too. The cinematography is fantastic! They went to Iceland and Afghanistan and filmed such gorgeous places...but did it ways that were so impressive. I plan to watch this movie again on DVD just so that I can stop and really admire the scenery.
Lots of interesting and fun things going on visually all through the film. Even the opening credits were innovative.
The story is precious and everyone in it was just right for the part.
Ben Stiller has outdone himself this time.
Written December 25, 2013
The movie was first rate from the first scene on. Ben Stiller was perfectly cast, and the transitions from "reality" into "fantasy" were done flawlessly. There is really nothing negative that I can say about this show. Keep 'em coming!