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The Life Aquatic - Sucked

By Andrew Pollack on 12/20/2005 at 12:03 AM EST

I just sat through "The Life Aquatic" for no reason I can determine. It started out sucking, and it sucked straight through. It wanted to be some kind of cross between "Buckaroo Banzai" and "Zoolander" and failed on all counts. What a shame, it was a good idea.

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My own thoughts on this are...By jonvon on 12/20/2005 at 09:17 AM EST
you know i have a friend who had the same reaction, and actually didn't like
any of the films by the director who directed that (can't remember his name).

my friend (whose name is mike) is a very visual person. he felt like the
material was good, but wasn't pulled off very well. he said the comedic timing
was off on almost everything, and visually the way scenes were put together
didn't work for him.

i on the other hand probably come at things more from a pure writer's point of
view (not real sure how to define that), and i loved this movie. and i loved
the other things by this director that i've seen as well. my take is, he is
real strong on the writing piece, maybe not so strong on the directing piece.
although personally i liked the directing. the comedic timing and so on worked
for me.
My own thoughts on this are...By Shamus on 12/20/2005 at 09:57 AM EST
You kind have to be a Bill Murray fan, and you have to get all the subtle jokes
about Jacques Cousteau and the movies he used to do in the 80's. There are so
many funny subplots going on (like between Murray and William Defoes's
characters) that I laughed even harder the second time I watched it.

For example, the scene where Bill is being interviewed by the reporter, and the
killer whale and diver are in the window behind him, mocking him. Or when they
raid Jeff Goldblum's research platform and steal his cappachino machine.

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