Rare footage of Bang Bus: The Early Years
This morning on my sojourn to work, I decided to listen to their podcast discussing Wes Anderson and his films. I've never really been a fan of his movies such as Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic and The Darjeeling Ltd. I just don't think they are funny, moving or entertaining. When I saw Life Aquatic (I'm a huge Bill Murray fan from way back since Ghostbusters or maybe even before that), I walked out to have a phone conversation for about 30+ minutes. I was able to pick up the story straight away having missed nothing. I thought that was disappointing and sad.
James Bond's younger brother was bitter, so bitter.
Is it just that I don't GET Wes Anderson? I hate to think that because I don't believe I'm that simple. I can see what he's trying to do, but it has no effect on me. Kind of like when people tickle you, but they just can't get you to laugh. That's how I feel about Wes Anderson films.
Needless to say I was surprised to learn that the devoted fans not only enjoy Anderson's weird sense of humour, but they find it hilarious! I know it's mean to be a dark comedy, but where's the comedy? Whenever supposedly funny things happen in his films, like the "climactic" ending of Royal Tenanbaums, I struggle to produce a smirk much less a hearty laugh.
Pilot series for Cosby Show competitor cancelled