More likely he thinks that this movie is doing things other movies have done better. A bad movie with a positive message is still a bad movie.ColaWarVeteran said:Movies like this are the kind that make me reevaluate my life and make me believe I should be doing something more with it. But then again I also have a boring, humdrum job that isn't very fulfilling and leaves me with a lot of time to think. I don't know, maybe Bob's just not the kind of guy to want more out of life.
Well while I love the Danny Kaye adaptation, James Thurber didn't. He was annoyed that Samuel Goldwyn had the story altered to better fit with Kaye's known comedic strengths. With the Stiller adaptation I was hoping they'd try to stick closer to the short story but sadly it sounds like they did the same thing as the Danny Kaye version, only with far less satisfactory results.Mr. Q said:I remember reading the original short story and watching the original 1947 version of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty back in high school. It was a fun movie that I enjoyed and it was my first introduction to actor/comedian Danny Kaye. Fast forward a couple years and I read reports that Jim Carrey would be doing a remake of the movie (this was back when he was the toast of Hollywood). I was more interested in seeing that then Ben Stiller's version. between the lack luster trailers and Bob's review, the whole idea feels completely wasted. It could have been something better, something that could be compared to the 1947 version. Sadly, looks like nobody even put in the effort to give two shits about this version. -_-
1) That's assuming that Ben Stiller's age is representative of the character. I haven't seen the movie, but unless you are saying that the movie said his character was 48 years old as well, that means jack shit. It's not unusual, or the first time, that Hollywood has had older actors playing characters younger than their actual age.Walter apparently worked there as a teenager (giving up his adventurous dreams in order to work and support his widowed mother functions as a kind of "origin story" for his sad-sackery.) Papa John's was not founded until 1984. Ben Stiller is 48 years old.
Not quite. He's already directed Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, Zoolander, and Tropic Thunder. Been around the block, this chap has.Akichi Daikashima said:I am disappointed that Ben Stiller's directorial debut wasn't that great, this could've been something interesting, but sadly Mitty sits in they grey area between good and bad movies.
Well that shows my own ignorance.Xelanath said:Not quite. He's already directed Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, Zoolander, and Tropic Thunder. Been around the block, this chap has.Akichi Daikashima said:I am disappointed that Ben Stiller's directorial debut wasn't that great, this could've been something interesting, but sadly Mitty sits in they grey area between good and bad movies.
Ben Stiller's age doesn't matter. How many twenty-something actors play high school students in movies? Mitty couldn't be 40 with stiller playing him?BrotherRool said:2013-1984 = 29
If Ben Stiller is 48 years old that means he was at least 17. That's okay isn't it? (Just being a maths pedant)