Is it me or does the trailer for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty look like someone's been reading too many bucket list books?
Critics are slamming the film, which opened on Christmas, as a weak star vehicle for Stiller, who doesn't seem to find the heart of the character in all the glitz and glamour of his LIFE magazine Eat, Pray, Love-like road trip. ("Mitty is shitty," one media maven wrote on his Facebook page).
And doesn't the magazine road trip thing feel a lot like that awful Jack Black version of Gulliver's Travels?
How about a movie about person who travels around the world but doesn't learn a damn thing about his inner life or humanity while he scarfs down great meals, flys first class and takes obnoxious selfies.
That might be Wes Anderson's next film.