Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance on the mysterious Jaguar shark that devoured a member of his crew. His regular crew, Team Zissou, is joined by various oddballs as they set sail on the high-seas. Their mission is challenged by pirates and figures from Zissou’s past.
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The Life Aquatic features Anderson's eccentric wit and unique cinematic vision. There is a dark, morbid current flowing beneath the surface, but Anderson deftly blends the film's many textures and moods. I also really loved the scenes with Brazilian musician Seu Jorge playing his acoustic guitar.
I couldn't really appreciate this movie the first time I saw it, seven years ago. I really love it now. The surrealist and imaginative mind of Anderson has no equal. Great cast and music. And Seu Jorge singing...priceless.
yet another wes anderson masterpiece. easily his most godardian film with the stark colours, the superlative editing and some of the odd performance styles. bill murray has never been better, anjelica huston is aloof and cool. cate blanchett is utterly hilarious and touching in a role which is an utter parody. can any director do hilarity with a touching underbelly better? modern cinema at it's very best.
I was born in a sailor's family tradition. I was a Cousteau fan when I was a kid. I subscribed to the magazine and even got the red hat. I wish I saw this film when I was 7 or 8. I would've been mad about it.
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is the kind of movie that gets better with each viewing. The direction and cinematography are great and the acting and music are superb. What really stuck out the last time I saw this movie was the writing, specifically the dialogue. Between that and Bill Murray's performance, you really can't go wrong with this movie...
Great cast, "genial" mix of directing-cinematography-editing, a very nice screenplay and clear references to Fellini and Cousteau.
Thanks to this film, I've seen in Wes Anderson the ideal heir of the "last" Fellini ("Prova d'Orchestra", "E la Nave Va", "La Voce della Luna"). Even the colorful cinematography reminds me of the "Flash Gordon-like" cinematography of "Fellini-Satyricon"...
pasadísima de conservadores, colorantes y saborizantes artificiales. pero como parte de esa lista de cine dentro del cine, es un gozo excéntrico y húmedo. por cierto, una de esas listas que estos de mubi eliminaron descarando su interés comercial ante todo. la cerrarán y todo lo que hemos puesto y hecho, bye bye rosita, bye bye...