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THE LIFE AQUATIC
Category: Media Reviews
Monday, December 27th, 2004 @ 03:26 pm
Posted By Brent
The other day I took a little trip to go see The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and I was so thoroughly displeased with it that I though I'd go ahead and share with the intarweb what exactly I thought were the movie's glaring flaws.

First off, it seemed like the director was not paying attention to when the story should actually start, and once he realized that the timing on everything was way behind schedule, he took off with the plot like a bat out of hell, almost forgetting his keys. This misstep really seemed to set the tone for the entire feature.

Next thing that really got my sack in a knot was that right when it seemed the story was catching up with itself, they had the girlfriend character decide to try to cross Bourbon Street in the middle of French Quarter instead of taking Canal. It was sort of pointless and I felt that it slowed the plot down way too much. I'd really like to know what the director was thinking there, I mean it would have been ten times easier for her to go down Canal Street, and the story would have progressed with much less hassle.

After that it just seemed to turn into a fucking greek tragedy. There was one scene where the two main characters go to a movie theatre, and the theatre was fucking sold out. What kind of gay-assed plot device is that? There's no pay-off for the audience there. The writer should seriously think about going back to movie writing school. If there is a movie writing school. And if there is, I hope it's got a more dignified name than "movie writing school."

Of course at this point it feels as if the writer didn't actually commit to the story he's chosen. It actually feels like he went and got a couple six packs and then went off on a tangent and wrote a completely different story about climate changes and global warming. I mean, there was a part where the characters were literally being chased down a hallway by frost. It was odd to say the least.



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NAME: shit
Wednesday, December 29th, 2004 @ 12:27 pm
great movie. i'm going to buy it a.s.a.p.
Characters you don't like doing the best acting ever seen. the animation sucked though, on purpose i think.


NAME: ian
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 @ 09:48 am
funny thing is, you had me until the theater being sold out part. it's weird, but i'm not sure if y'all missed that much.

two hours spent in wes anderson land is always two pretty happy hours, but those two hours felt a little different.


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