This one's special. Uncle Wes possibly at his quirkiest/zaniest? This seems like a theme with me and Wes, but again we have a funny and sad story with amazing mise-en-scène, soundtrack, and cast (I was going to highlight the ones I liked the most, but I loved all of them!) Ratings-wise, it's a teensy bit uneven (which keeps it from 5 stars), but overall it's a great time.
2.5 stars. Hella technique, but to the most inconsequential ends. If I weren't so gosh darn glum and serious I probably would have loved this mess. I mean, it even has underwater Henry Selick monsters. I just gotta love that breezily appropriative Continental/ Latin American style, but a film has to be relentlessly brilliant to win my brain over to problematic frippery. Anderson would do so a decade later than this.
Ottima narrazione sopra le righe, malinconica e al limite del fantastico. Presente qualche forzatura e lungaggine di troppo. Ben fatta l'evoluzione del rapporto padre-figlio fra i due protagonisti. La messa in scena è ottima. Finale meraviglioso. La regia convince e dà un taglio originale al racconto. Inquadrature studiate benissimo e molto belle le scene d'azione. Personaggi ben fatti e riconoscibili. Musiche ottime
I really don't understand the critical divide this film has; I feel it's on par with other Anderson films I've seen...for better and for worse. The deadpan and quirkiness is still hit-or-miss, and Anderson's trademark visuals feel more and more overused. But, as usual, the abundance of charm and humor wins out, helped further by sheer talent of the cast (Murray's performance is among his top two or three, I feel).
One of the underrated movie from director Wes Anderson. "The Life Aquatic" is still a decent movie actually. Like Anderson other movies, it contained some unique characters, beautiful cinematography, and great acting. I think a few parts feels overlong. This movie also lacks of focus. It feels muddled. Sometimes, I felt that I missed something while watching it. Maybe I was expecting too much. Yeah, it's still good..