So in the course of the movie, I felt really correlated with Ben Stiller's character (Walter Mitty). Yes! ofcourse I'm a daydreamer and I don't really think that is too awkward to dream about an assortment of things that we really desire to do in our life. My concern is that Walter's character was sported in a little stupid-ish way, like it's really not that disparate to day dream.
Walter Mitty is a daydreamer, he's shy and introverted, like he's really not that chatty talkative guy and few take advantage of his dissimilar behaviour. Functioning on a work package, Walter finds the cover photo missing in a delivery sent by Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn) who is a very popular and a well known photographer. Being the last issue of the magazine he's working for, Walter was pressured to get the work done on given time.
Accordingly he makes a decision to go find Sean who is a wanderer and an anonymous guy to many. Basing on the clues that Sean left in his photographs, Walter decides to go on a real life adventure and that's where our story commences.
Honestly, I like movies when they show up with a central message about life and Walter Mitty exactly does that which was trouble-free and uncomplicated. Everything was narrated in a very distinct way which bequeaths you with all the audacity to go achieve something in your life which leaves in some kinda appalling result which eventually tuns into an everlasting memory.
Cinematography is the most vital thing when things encircle around inventiveness and existence. Remarkably, the camera work was magnificent in the movie. There is nothing exhibited with terrific CGI, but the outlook of many scenic places were beautifully captured with perfect frame rate and good usage of light.
Ben Stiller's performance as a reticent quiet guy was decent and he presented his character in a unique way as it's pretty much close to heart. His direction was mislaid at times, as it was his dream project he delivered in his style by adding few commercial things which didn't really work.
The movie definitely suffered with few major plot holes, the screenplay was not consistent, even in a heartfelt moment it tried to be something cheesy and that really spoiled the whole intent at times.
I understand that it's trying to be an entertaining Christmas movie, but if you're trying to convey a message it has to be serious and spot-on when it needs to be. Few other things can be debatable, but those are the minor things which are excusable.
Nevertheless, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an inspiring, thoughtful and a profound narrative which expresses a beautiful message to go achieve something with your life.
It was visually amazing but suffered with major plot holes which may bug your attention. A solid family movie which is absolutely worth a watch if you're a fan of the genre.
My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM