The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a fun, whimsical comedy about a mild-mannered, slightly aloof man who is constantly walked all over in life by his mother and coworkers, mainly due to his constant daydreaming stemming from his wild imagination. Essentially being at the wrong place at the wrong time leads Walter on a real-life adventure unbeknownst to these very people who baby him. I think my biggest problem with this film is that the actual adventure which Walter experiences is rather tame
and not nearly as zany or adventurous as I was hoping for, especially given the premise. It all just felt too simple through most of the film, with the narrative lacking any great set pieces or adventure/comedic sequences of grandeur. The best scene centered around the main plot has to be a great scene where Boris Karloff, an evil psychiatrist who is after what Walter stumbled onto, convinces Walter that everything that he is experiencing is just a matter of his imagination. The daydream sequences are without question the best part of this film. The use of technicolor aids in enhancing the dream-like aesthetic where Walter imagines himself as a fighter pilot, cowboy and pirate. The character of Walter is such a clueless, yet sincere character that Danny Kaye's portrayal is a lot of fun and does provide some nice physical comedy in sections. It's fun and has a solid little message of a sheltered man learning how to stand up for himself, but I just felt it could have been so much better if it was a little more adventurous in it's execution and structure.
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