Movie Review: The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)
" Let Life In"
Ben Stiller directs and stars in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
Watching this movie, there was a smile on my face the whole time. I wanted to drop everything off and go out on an adventure just like Mitty did. And that is right. Sometimes you do have to take the leap. There is so much beauty in this world waiting for you to notice it. Just like John Green mentioned in TFIOS:
“The Universe wants to be noticed.”
This is exactly what I felt and understood while watching this film. In a way we are all like Mitty: we imagine so many things, keep daydreaming about how we are going to face every obstacle in our lives with some super hero strength but in reality, we are afraid. We are oh so afraid to do what our heart tells us. But we have to take chances in order to live. I should be reviewing this movie about how perfectly Ben Stiller did his role, how beautiful the landscape was, how the special effects were spot-on. These all things were there and surely played a major role but the message this movie contains is far too important than any of these things, Hence; my totally philosophical rant above.
I just saw this movie and I think it deserved a fricking Oscar. It was that awesome. Nevertheless, this quote from the movie justifies the cruelty of Oscars:
-“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.”
It will always be a thought-provoking and a really really beautiful movie for me. And those of you who have good taste in movies will definitely love it too.
I’ll rate it with:
Reviewed by Fouzia Umer
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