Suffused with lush yet faded primary colours like a 30-year-old Kodak snap and spiced with Henry Selick’s stop-motion animations and a starry (if often idle) cast of supporting players, ‘The Life Aquatic’ is a beautifully appointed but airless dollhouse-by-the-sea, populated by wistful figurines in their matching little red caps and Team Zissou Adidas, and scored to Seu Jorge’s deckside acoustic renditions of Bowie songs in Portuguese. The movie pokes along in a manner at once listless and affable, like a series of semi-improvised outtakes that didn’t quite gel. And yet the director magically conjures emotional dividends in the film’s invigorating last moments, which wordlessly celebrate an underrated and truly Andersonian virtue: solidarity.
|Release date:||Friday February 18 2005|
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This is one of the most disapointing films I ever saw. I was bored stiff and kept waiting for it to get better but it never did. Crap. Dont go.
I had enjoyed Bottle Rocket,Rushmore & The Royal Tenenbaums but this fourth film by Wes Anderson is absolute garbage! So much so i gave his next film,The Darjeeling Limited,a miss altogether.