To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life
A movie about a magazine famous for its photojournalism-not to mention a film which essentially chases a world famous photographer from one exotic location to the next-has a lot to live up to in terms of visuals and cinematography. For me Walter Mitty fulfilled these expectations completely. It was stunning, it had classic, beautiful cinematography-the kind you don’t see too often these days-frames were thought out and planned to lend scale and gravity to the story and its settings. Two things came out as a result of watching this film, no three. Firstly, I need to read the book and watch the original film.
Secondly, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to travel to every destination featured in this film after watching it. I would definitely take up skateboarding in Iceland and I would even bribe Yemeni tribal warlords to trek across the Himalayas. This film perfectly captures the essence of life (see quote above) and inspires a certain wanderlust. It’s an amazing tribute to the natural beauty of the world. What’s third you ask, well after watching a film with cinematography this good and comparing it to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug it reminded me again that sometimes more is not always better.