The Wes Anderson Is Strong In This One

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

At this point, you pretty well know whether or not you like Wes Anderson. Anderson’s got a bag of tricks that never change, and he brings them out every time he makes a movie. Pastel colours? Check. Centre-framed shots? Check. Bill Murray? Check check check. Anyway, I like Anderson’s stuff, even if his style is, shall we say, consistent, and thus The Grand Budapest Hotel, in all its shabby-chic glory, looks like a good time to me. It also looks like a great role for Ralph Fiennes, who I haven’t seen having this much fun in a long time. But man, this is so Wes-Anderson-y that it’s pretty clear he’s just catering to the same audience he always has, and doesn’t give a damn about attracting new viewers.

The Grand Budapest Hotel comes out March 7, 2014.

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