“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer,to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.”
I just finished watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the time that we left the movie house, I told myself that I need to write about it.
The time that it started being shown in Dubai, I was in the Philippines and only Filipino movies are shown there due to the famous film festival. A lot of my friends were sending me watsapp messages saying that I should watch it because I can so relate with it……well apparently yes!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty revolves around a guy named Walter (Mitty) who was a negative asset manager for LIFE Magazine, but with all the adventures featured in the magazine, Walter’s life is a bit ..hmmm..meh. At times he zones out and becomes a fictional character, someone he thought he could be…and of course there should always be a love interest, Walter’s. driving force to achieve his dream…just watch the movie to know more about the plot (trust me).
At first, I thought that being a full cast of comedic actors such as Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig (I love her) this movie will be all out funny, but as the film progress, it became very serious yet you’ll feel warm inside and you will find yourself whispering the words “wow”..”ohh I really really like”..”awesome” …and occasionally a deep “sigh”.
This movie is a visual masterpiece. You’ll be surrounded with images that you will be dreaming of experiencing and seeing in person.
As a travel blogger and fan of travel blogs, my bucket list is full of places that I am longing to visit and revisit, to do (not so) daredevil stunts and to experience cultures different from what I have grown up with. At times, I have been dreaming of these while sitting by my office desk facing the sometimes very blinding computer screen.
Occasionally, I zoned out and imagine my life taking that great leap to just leave everything behind and explore the world.
What I like about this movie is that, there was no point on which Walter deliberately told himself that he will be adventurous, that he will become a daredevil or even an explorer, but because he started to make that first step (cue soundtrack) he began to realize that what he is doing is not anymore a product of his imagination but a reality. Everyone can be who he/she wants to be, all we really need is to go (cue soundtrack)!
Check out the extended trailer of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below: