Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!
The Royal Tenenbaums (03/03/12)
An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when one of their member announces he has a terminal illness.
I can honestly say I’m not a Wes Anderson film fan. Not that I’ve seen many. The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox and this one. I loved Fantastic Mr. Fox, but The Royal Tenenbaums and Darjeeling Limited have just felt ok for me.
I enjoyed the film, but I wasn’t blown away. It was fairly amusing. It looked great. But I didn’t fall in love with the film or the characters. That’s ok, right? It’s not that I was left cold by the film. Far from it. It just didn’t light a fire under me. Don’t get me wrong. I did laugh. I was touched by the ending. It’s not a film I’m itching to go back and watch again.
I can just imagine Wes Anderson fans reading this and being just a little disgusted. I guess I’m one of those people who don’t ‘get’ his films.
Though, it’s funny, I’m strangely looking forward to Moonrise Kingdom – I love the look of it and the trailer genuinely amused me.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…
14 Films so far this year
- The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
- World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
- Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
- Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
- The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
- Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
- The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
- Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
- Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
- Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
- Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
- This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
- The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)