September 25, 2005

The Life Aquatic - Take Two

So in my initial review of the film last winter, I noted that might response might be quite different (more positive) upon a second viewing. So I did finally watch it again - and I was indeed entirely too harsh in the ealier review. It's really a wonderful film - when I wrote the above I wrote it in response to my expectations of the film, not the film itself. After falling more deeply into Steve's world (and that of Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach), I understand more of it (including the pirate sequence). It really is a wonderful film . But my initial reaction does make clear that Anderson's films really need to be appreciated on their own terms, and those might not be readily evident in full from a single viewing.

Posted by armand at September 25, 2005 12:50 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies

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