I recently filled out my Wes Anderson checklist by finally watching his first movies, Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. The experience was unalterably tainted by having seen (and loved) many of his movies since. I can't say I enjoyed the first all that much, though it was interesting to see the beginnings of his style and see the Wilsons so young.
Charming comedy. If anything the only thing that did me wrong in this film is watching Wes's front-catalouge of films. Seeing him more unto date and dare I say more accomplished films this somewhat feels half styled. An its not, its not at all, but knowing what he can do this felt like a watered down version of him. Wilson(s) are amazing and can read this dialogue almost as good as Owen does for Woody Allen. The story is half…
RIP Luke Wilson, eaten by Luke Wilson
En el primer film de Wes Anderson, estas fueron mis impresiones:
Tiene el ritmo, la edición, la forma en que las escenas se arman y donde Anderson pone la cámara, se siente que es una película de Anderson, además de que Wes, junto con Owen Wilson escriben el guion, se siente refrescante ver una película de Anderson, sin la necesidad de ser tan andersoniana, vaya la estética y la fotografía que caracteriza a sus películas aquí no hay, creo por…
No one handles the issue of men and their complex emotions quite like Wes Anderson. Watching this again, I took note of a recurring Anderson archetype, the Anal Boyscout, probably the best depiction of this character of all Wes Anderson films is Dignan.
Bottle Rocket feels extremely fresh compared to the other Wes Anderson films and just other films in general. Owen Wilson is pretty fucking fantastic, I feel like most of the humorous lines in WA movies came from him, as the funniest ones are the ones he co-wrote.
"You're in the army, yes?"
"No, I just have short hair"
Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run. - IMDB
The humble beginnings of Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson. Although I thoroughly enjoy the majority of Anderson's other endeavors, I'd have to say this would be the easiest to watch without being so out there. You can see elements of what was to come, though.
Have to say that this is Owen Wilson's best work.…
Es desconcertante ver a los héroes luchar en sus primeros combates. No es sólo el constatar que nadie nace aprendido, o el hecho de que tuvieran personalidad desde el minuto uno, es dotarse de la consciencia de que, aun sin mapa, ya conocían su ruta.
En el caso de Wes Anderson, es paradigmático que en Bottle Rocket ya estén todos los elementos clave de su filmografía posterior no en potencia, sino ya en puro acto. Si nos la vendieran como…
The first Anderson movie is interesting from an anthropological point of view as we can see the emerging style that would come to define him in the films to come and gain him his strongest defenders and detractors. This one is a minor work, but has a charming, enjoyable narrative. The classic Andersonian touch is barely in display here, but the story is lovely. It reminded me of how much I love Luke Wilson, an actor with a limited range,…
Bottle Rocket is exactly what a debut film feels like.
Having already watched three Wes Anderson films, which I liked, (Mr. Fox, Moonrise and Aquatic Life) Bottle Rocket feels like a film that is good, and shows what a director can do, but is not polished enough or as good as his later films.
A film where the director learned his craft, while also showing his…
A fantastic debut from the great director and writer Wes Anderson. Although not as good as his future films, it's still very enjoyable and brilliantly stylistic. Also fantastic acting from the two main actors.
BOTTLE ROCKET is a modestly charming debut that's never completely clicked with me. It's an agreeable little movie that feels a tad slight and is somewhat marred by its odd pacing, but it's fun to witness the humble beginnings of a filmmaker who has become such a recognizable auteur that SNL feels that they can parody him. It's also refreshing to see Wes Anderson operating in a world that's (somewhat) more grounded in reality, especially when compared to his later…
What a find the Wilson brothers were. Luke has great presence, able to be both a little underripe and a little overripe, but Owen's sunny-sided motormouth is sui generis; he's never been better utilized. (And having them share fraternal physiognomy without the characters being related adds a lot to the film.) Great to see the Wes Anderson thing before it (pleasantly) ossified into the Wes Anderson thing; the script is very Anderson, but this is the only movie that really suggests what an Anderson movie might be like if he directed another's script.