The Life Aquatic

Posted by Brandon |

The Down With Pants! crew took in The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou at the Guild 45th in Seattle on Sunday night. While it probably is director Wes Anderson's worst movie it still is very good and I recommend it giving it Two Pants Down. It's funny, it's interesting, it's visually very well made, the music is great and it was a lot of fun.

That being said, I have no idea what the point of it was. It has so many themes and morals running around at once that as a whole it doesn't make much sense and continually contradicts itself. All of Anderson's films do this but they usually manage to clear it up nicer than this one does.

Bill Murray is incredible again but is upstaged by his co-stars especially Willem Dafoe who played the self conscious and hilarious Klaus. I'd love to see him get a nod for Best Supporting Actor but highly doubt that will happen. Even Owen Wilson manages for once to dial it down and gives a very restrained performance that fits his character nicely.

Overall, it's not great but it is very good. If you can enter the theater and not compare it to the other movies that Anderson has made I think you will enjoy yourself. But if you put it next to Rushmore and the Royal Tannenbaums it will not stand up. Not many movies could.