Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

picBen Stiller, I am impressed. I was expecting another Zoolander, and believe me, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is in a league of its own.

By the end of the movie, I was grinning and wanted to hop on a plane to – anywhere!

This movie speaks to the daydreamer in all of us. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie where the underdog goes on whirlwind trip and comes back a hero – the likeable kind – then this the movie for you. You’ll be cheering Walter on from start to finish.

It’s refreshing to watch a movie which doesn’t end on a cliffhanger and keeps us in suspense until the next installment comes out. *ahem The Hobbit and The Hunger Games* Ah, the satisfaction that comes with watching a movie that starts and ends in one sitting lol.

In addition to the fantastic narrative threaded throughout the film, the cinematography was exquisite. Without giving too much away, Walter comes across some spectacular vistas. There really is so much out there to see.

It was also really cool to see elements of video game design weaved into the movie e.g. check out the way the opening credits were introduced. I’m not sure what that technique is called, but I hope to see more if it. Very L.A. Noir. Plus, the lead antagonist of the movie, the very unlikeable Ted Hendricks, (played by Adam Scott) looked exactly like Adam Jensen from Deus Ex: Human Revolution! All he needed were a pair of sunglasses and, um, a lot of cybernetic implants. My worlds are colliding!

In conclusion: 9/10. Watch it!

PS: Deus Ex is being turned into a MOVIE!

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