Ben Stiller has adapted James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty into a movie. In the story Mitty escapes his mundane life by constantly fantasizing. Looks like that’s going to happen here too, along with Mitty getting a real life.
So let’s acknowledge that this movie does indeed look gorgeous. From what we can see here I can predict that it’ll be a beautiful film to watch as the shots are sweeping, the scenery is gorgeous and the effects all seem pretty seamless.
However, I’ve seen the “shy middle aged guy finds himself after years of introversion” movie before so I’m worried that it might be a really good looking but not that fulfilling film, you know?
Then again, I might be wrong, it could turn out to be to that style of movie what Avatar was to the hero’s journey: a nearly perfect example of it.
Time will tell I suppose! The Secret Life of Walter Mitty comes out Christmas Day.