|Taken from Wikipedia|
Grand Budapest Hotel was not a disappointment. It is the story of the concierge, Gustave H., as told through the eyes of his protégé, Zero (Mr. Moustafa), to a man we simply know as "The Author," who then tells the story to us, the audience. I hope that made sense. But going deeper than the simple plot of the film, it is the story of loss and nostalgia. That feeling of hopelessness and defeat when you lose things that you can never get back. The idea of getting run over by time, not being able to catch up to the reality that things have changed. Basically, the usual Wes Anderson stuff. I think that's another reason why I love his films so much. Almost all of them has themes similar to the themes of Grand Budapest Hotel, and those are themes that I can connect and empathize with, because I've experienced them myself, and I guess so do all of the people who love and adore his work.
What I love about this movie in particular is the tone of inevitability in it. From the very beginning we are introduced to this rundown hotel that is miles away from the grand hotel featured in the movie poster. Instead of frivolity and extravagance it shows decay. And as the movie goes on you can't quite shake what you already know: that no matter what, this is going to be, at the least, a bitter sweet ending. And I just think that's really honest and I love it when films do that- when they extend from the immediate happy (or not) ending of the story. Because that's how life is.
Okay this turned out to be quite negative, and I really wasn't intending on it to be that way. Whatever. It's written now. Here it is. Thank you for reading.