365 films in 2016: film 49 (Bottle Rocket 1994)

8395_14_screenshot-1Bottle Rocket is interesting in the sense that it’s kind of like a test film, a few years after the short came out wes anderson directed the feature length version of bottlerocket (which i’ll cover and compare in another post).

First off the bat Bottle Rocket feels primitive, it definitely doesn’t feel like a Wes Anderson film although there are a few Anderson-isms that shine through that you’ll recognise if you’re a fan of his work. I do like this film, it’s light hearted, consistently interesting from start to finish and it launched quite a few careers, obviously due to this being Wes’ first ‘real’ project there wasn’t much budget, and that shows but not in a way that lessens the film and Owen Wilson’s performance is surprisingly okay for someone who had never acted until this film. i don’t really have too much to say about Bottle Rocket so i’ll cut this one short, Bottle Rocket is a fun little short film that any Wes Anderson fan can appreciate and enjoy, but if you’re not a fan or aren’t interested in seeing how he progressed as an artist i can’t really see much point in watching this. Bottle Rocket is a 7/10.


In 2016 i will be watching 365 films (yes, i know there are 366 days this year) and writing about how I felt about them, I decided to do this just because over the last year or so i’ve Sort of pulled away from film and I wanna start to enjoy watching movies again. This will normally be just notes I made or thoughts I have about the film.


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