Friday, June 8, 2012
I don't get Wes Anderson films. I try. I try really hard, actually, because a lot of people who I respect really love them. And I certainly can't deny the draw of his casts; They're a filmmaker and filmwatcher's dream. Aside from regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, this time he managed to attract Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Harvey Keitel! Holy cow! How? Why?? WTF??? Why do such sought after A-list actors regularly jump to work on films like 'Bottle Rocket', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tennenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', and 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'? I sure don't get it. In my opinion, no one wastes talent like Wes Anderson. And his latest movie about a boy scout and a young girl who run away doesn't just show that, it more or less proves it.