Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLaine)

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLaine)

Old 07-28-13, 07:57 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,534
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLaine)

A remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye film.
A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/
Release date: 12/25/13

I could not find an existing thread on this... anyway...

Saw a trailer for this today with The Wolverine. Honestly, one of the best trailers in a while. It didn't tell me much, but I got what the concept was. It doesn't seem to be online yet... hopefully soon.
dex14 is offline  
Old 07-28-13, 08:07 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
MrSmearkase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 5,256
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

I didn't know a trailer had been released already. Should probably come online tomorrow, I suspect.

MrSmearkase is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 12:26 PM
  #3  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,534
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Trailer is out. I really fucking love it.

Edit: this one has a different ending than what I saw in theatres. That one had Wiig saying something along the lines of "Walter, where did you go?" interrupting him in his thoughts.


Last edited by dex14; 07-30-13 at 12:46 PM.
dex14 is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 01:22 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
CharlieK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,250
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

CharlieK is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 01:22 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 37,793
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

That video was taken down very fast but the one here is still up at the moment:

http://www.theguardian.com/film/vide...ideo-exclusive

Edit: or the one that CharlieK just posted
jfoobar is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 01:56 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Illadelphia, PA
Posts: 1,971
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Best Actor/Director Oscar 2014: Ben Stiller

gtfo
Oliver Clothesoff is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 03:30 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Boba Fett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 6,078
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

If the film isn't pandering and slapsticky, it might be interesting.
Boba Fett is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 06:11 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,054
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

That sure looks much more serious than I had been expecting. I like Stiller when he's in the right film. Trailer #2 should establish the film's tone a bit more whenever it gets released.
islandclaws is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 06:35 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JumpCutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: south of heaven
Posts: 13,540
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Looks smarmy and Stiller is one of the biggest douchebags in the industry. I won't be supporting this unless WOM if OTC's. Though to be fair, I did love his work on The Cable Guy.
JumpCutz is offline  
Old 07-30-13, 07:39 PM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,039
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Damn JumpCutz went in on Stiller.
bootsy is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 12:29 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 869
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

looks incredible... i just really wish that god-awful Of Monsters And Men song wasn't in the trailer... it's about time these terrible fucking folk bands that scream "HEY!" every single measure quit ruining pop culture.
TheySentYou is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 02:06 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Hazel Motes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,028
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Originally Posted by TheySentYou View Post
looks incredible... i just really wish that god-awful Of Monsters And Men song wasn't in the trailer... it's about time these terrible fucking folk bands that scream "HEY!" every single measure quit ruining pop culture.

You're high. Of Monsters and Men are great and they really made that trailer.
Hazel Motes is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 06:02 AM
  #13  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,534
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Originally Posted by Chadm View Post
You're high. Of Monsters and Men are great and they really made that trailer.
I agree.
dex14 is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 09:52 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Rosemount, MN
Posts: 31,303
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

That was a better trailer than I was expecting. I'm a big fan of the original movie, but this looks like exactly what it is: a modern update. Interested in catching it.
Draven is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 11:05 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,511
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

When I first saw the trailer before Wolverine, i was like, "not another Night at the Museum movie!" Glad to see it's something else. Oh, and "Of Monsters and Men" is an excellent band, imho...
Anubis2005X is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 01:17 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 869
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Originally Posted by Chadm View Post
You're high. Of Monsters and Men are great and they really made that trailer.
I think I'd have to be high to tolerate that band's music.
TheySentYou is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 01:24 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 38,916
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

I like Of Monsters and Men.

I will say, however, it doesn't fit the trailer that well. It seems to be forcing a tone/mood that seems at odds with the content. I know they were going for somber but it seems, off. Honestly the whole thing seems a bit hokey to me.
RichC2 is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 01:44 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 46,750
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
It seems to be forcing a tone/mood that seems at odds with the content. I know they were going for somber but it seems, off. Honestly the whole thing seems a bit hokey to me.


IMO it gives it the tone of a TV commercial.
inri222 is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 01:52 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 38,916
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Glad somebody agrees, after reading blog/forum and facebook comments on it I figured I'd be alone on that one.
RichC2 is offline  
Old 07-31-13, 02:32 PM
  #20  
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Formerly known as "Solid Snake PAC"/Denton, Tx
Posts: 39,239
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

I like the trailer. Music didn't bother me.
Solid Snake is offline  
Old 10-08-13, 02:20 PM
  #21  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,534
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

dex14 is offline  
Old 10-08-13, 02:51 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 57,204
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

This looks really good. Like by the end one might be thinking of their own life and how they're missing out as they watch the End Credits.
Giantrobo is offline  
Old 10-08-13, 03:03 PM
  #23  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 27,534
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Sounds like you need to lay off DVDTalk
dex14 is offline  
Old 10-08-13, 03:09 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Hazel Motes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,028
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

Originally Posted by JumpCutz View Post
Looks smarmy and Stiller is one of the biggest douchebags in the industry. I won't be supporting this unless WOM if OTC's. Though to be fair, I did love his work on The Cable Guy.

what the fuck is WOM OTC? Internet abbreviations have gotten super fucking silly.
Hazel Motes is offline  
Old 10-08-13, 04:04 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
bluetoast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,485
Re: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (D: Stiller; S: Stiller, Wiig, Penn, MacLa

I'm guessing WOM is "word of mouth" and "OTC"..."off the chain"? Assuming he meant to write "is" and not "if".
bluetoast is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.