Wes Anderson may not be one the most known directors of all time, but His movies are nothing to look over.
The cartoony style of all his movies combined with a sense of realness added in for juxtaposition. In a sense his movies offer something for everyone, while being very difficult to critique for being either to silly or not goofy enough.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a period piece set mostly in 1930's Germany. It is told mostly through flashbacks. Focusing mainly on two Hotel employees, a Lobby boy, and a manager, it has an excellent way of getting you to light them despite the hotel manager being a complete ass. He's mean spirited to his employees, but in a funny way, he makes lots of insults but you've gotta love his charm.
After a friend leaves him a valuable painting in her will he unknowingly gets involved in a war between his hotel and the secret police. After being arrested and Shaw Shanking his way out of prison in the second act, him and his hotel buddy team up to go on an epic quest to prove his innocents and discover the true meaning behind the painting that was given to him. This movie is some sense reminds me of Airplane, and the Bourne Identity, if that makes any sense. It's so ridiculously over the top, but is filmed in a way that makes the action feel like it has consequence. The Nazi SS symbols have been replaced with ZZ, but we all know what they are trying to be.
The characters are funny and while some are obnoxious, they are just obnoxious enough to still all be likeable. For the most part that is. There was one part where in order to intimidate a lawyer the family of the original painting throw his cat out of a window, and the cat dies. This seems out of place for a movie like this, why did they have to show the cat die, or better yet why did they throw the cat out of a window in the first place, it just seems mean spirited, in an otherwise mostly light hearted comedy action film.
If you haven't seen it, then you should because it reminded me that in a world filled with garbage movies, there are at least a few like this one that actually try.
About Spazzh20 One of us since 6:47 PM on 12.19.2013
GETTING TO KNOW ME
I am an avid fan of art, literature, and history. I live in New Jersey, and am currently a student at Seton hall. I have always been a fan of Anime since I was six and i was first introduced to Dragon Ball Z. I have always wanted to start a blog, but was afraid that I would never be able to update it as often as i wanted to. With Christmas almost hear my New Years resolution is to update my blog here at least once a week. Any way here are some basic things you should know about me
Likes: Movies , art , Fan fiction, Literature. TV Dramas, Cartoons, and Games.
My Favorite cartoons (American) The Simpsons, Batman the animated series, Batman Beyond , Justice League ,Transformers Armada, Sonic Sat AM. Ed, Edd, And Eddy. Dexter s Lab, Power Puff Girls, Megus XLR, basically anything from Cartoonetwork 1998-2004. Hey Arnold, Rug rats, Cat Dog. Rocket power, Southpark, Family Guy, Cubix Robots for everyone, Jakie Chan Adventures
My Favorite cartoons (Japanese Anime) Tooonami ,Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, Evangelion, Dragon Ball Z, Elfen Lied, Clannad, Mezzo DSA, Nightwalker the midnight detective, Fist Of The North Star, Berserk, Pokemon (First 3 seasons) Digimon (First two Seasons) Ruroni Kenshin Episodes 1-65 (Everything after that was just filler) Yu Yu Hakusho, Yugioh, Sonic x (Japanese Dub Only) Naruto ( Not Shipudden it completely destroyed everything that the first series established).
Favorite books. Star wars, Lord of the flies, The New Police Man, Maze Runner ( Soon to be a feature Film) Goosebumps (Series) Ender's game.
Favorite Films (Not Animated): Star wars, Terminator 2, Dead Poet Society, Jurassic park, The Goonies, Back to the future 1, and 2, Indiana Jones trilogy, Good Will Hunting, The Wolverine, 300, Skyfall, Casino Royal, Goldeneye, A veiw to a kill, Tomorrow never dies, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, The world is not enough. Die Hard 1-4
Favorite animated Films: Akira, Children who Chase lost voices from deep below, End of Evangelion, Buddha The Great Departure, The Evangelion Rebuilds (Not 3.0 that movie sucked) Berserk the golden age ark films. Toy story trilogy, How to train your dragon, transformers (1986) The Hunchback of Notrodome, Disney's Aladdin.
Favorite manga: Detective Conan/Case closed, Evangelion, Evangelion Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Berserk, Ruroni Kenshin, Fist of the north star, Dragon ball Z, Change Guy, Change 123, Elfen Lied, Akira, and Yugioh.
Favorite Shows: Breaking Bad, Law and Order svu, The Twilight zone, New Amsterdam, The new outer limits, 24, The angry video game nerd Web series.
Favorite games: Sonic 3 And knuckles, Sonic adventure, Bioshock infinite, Rayman 2 the great escape, Super Mario 64, Mario galaxy 1 and 2, Mario kart 64, Metal gear solid series, Golden sun 1, and 2, Skies of Arcadia, Dark souls, Resident evil 4, uncharted 2, The last of us, Max Payne 1, 2, and 3 , Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire, GTA 4. Call Of Duty 4, Zelda Majora's, mask, Super Smash Brothers (Series) Metroid prime 3, Super Metroid, Mega Man 2, Ecco The dolphin, Soul Calibur, Tech Romancer, God of war Series, Castlevania (The good ones) Killzone 3, Halo 2, Amnesia the dark decent, Age of Empire2, gone home, FTL, X-com enemy unknown. Singularity, Star wars Jedi Knight 3 Jedi Academy,
Well that's the basic just of me, I do hope to write journal entries more often. Also I currently have written most of my articles on my gamespot account, this includes my game reviews. www.gamespot.com/profile
and my Youtube account is. http://www.youtube.com/user/sonicshuffler Hope that helps