Monday, December 27, 2004

The Life Aquatic 

I saw it last night - I loved it. Sad, funny and exciting. I'm reading some of the reviews now and am surprised that so many people dislike it. I can see how it would turn a lot of people off - it's not accessible and at times is just weird. But I don't think it's weird for the sake of weirdness. Like Max Fischer in Rushmore, Steve Zissou has created a world for himself - a world that is only partially real. All of Wes Anderson's protagonists are living in a life they have created - in this case, it's represented visually by claymation fish. At least, I think that's the case.
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