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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


One reviewer said you’re going to love or hate this movie. I disagree. There’s not enough here to hate, and very little to love. I has a nice look to it, but at 45 minutes we were so uninvolved that we paused it and just didn’t have the enthusiasm to start again. So if the last hour and a quarter was a masterpiece, I guess we missed it … and so what? If you’ve fucked up the first half, whose butt is still going to be in the seat for the last half? I love off-the-wall movies, which it seems this was trying to be, but for an idea to take a weird bounce off a wall there has to be a wall, and these people just kept lobbing the balls out into the emptiness with no effect at all. A sad waste of a lot of talent.