The Grand Budapest Hotel
‘Get your hands off my lobby boy!’
Wes Anderson directs this quirky movie, split up into three parts, which is about what goes on when M Gustav (Ralph Fiennes) is accused and framed for murder, and the adventures that he has with the lobby boy Zero (Tony Revolori).
The movie has many recognizable actors in it such as Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton; a near all star cast which does not degrade the quality of the movie just because it is made of mostly A-Listers. Often an all star cast in a rubbish movie adds more hype to the movie, but in this case it does not follow that path.
I liked it from the crude humour and they were not trying to hard to make it funny as it came naturally to Fiennes’ charecter’s mind and it did not get to the point where it being ‘funny’ turned into silly nonsense.
The colour palette was a strong varied scheme, with all the orange, reds and purple blended in and lavish- the colour of which the cinematographers etc use says alot about the mood of the film similar to how an actor would create a mood in a play, for instance.
The only problem is that it drifted off in the middle and the marketing of the movie distracted and wrongly assumed what the film was even about; some of the charecters were also very blink and you’ll miss it.
Overall, a hilariously rude movie with a compelling soundtrack and a great choice of cast.