Anonymous asked: So why dont you like wes anderson?
I gave this a lot of thought, so bear with me. I don’t like his work and personally, it all comes down to his characters. When I try to watch his films, it’s the characters that kill me and if they kill me, then the whole plot goes out the window. His films revolve around the drive of his characters rather the story driving the characters. No problem there, that’s a personal preference of the writer. I don’t like his characters because they don’t seem real. He writes characters that aren’t believable. It doesn’t matter what actors he hires to portray them because they always deliver. Yeah, they’re unique in each of their own way but I can’t imagine them actually live in real life. It’s too customized. I can’t imagine seeing one of his characters right here right now, talking the way they do in the films, interacting. Kevin Smith, for example (yes, Imma use him. Why? Because he’s a fuckin’ good writer whether he’s overrated or not), is a type of writer like Anderson, who writes unique characters. The difference between them is that Smith’s characters are believable. I can imagine seeing a person that is like Dante, Jay, Amy, Banky; they relate to us. Silent Bob is probably the only character that is too imaginary, but since he’s very likable, he’s an exception. And the personalities of those characters are influential, especially in the characters of “Girls”. I don’t see it in Anderson, relating. I will, however, will always like “Bottle Rocket” because of the organics of the characters. They feel real.
The visual style of Anderson is another story. I feel like it’s too much sometimes. Like, it’s too stylized to the point where it loses its authenticity and it’s mostly the production design—wardrobe, sets and props. The cinematography is very respectable because Anderson has a specific way on how he wants the film to look and always works in his favor. The last three films he did, he always uses a palette of reds, orange, browns and greens. Yeah, there are tons of films like “The Matrix” and “Minority Report” that have a very stylized production design and cinematography, but it feels organic, it feels right when you see it. You don’t question it.