Public Thoughts on the Secret Life of Walter Mitty

the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-coverReady for a little comic relief? If you’re a movie aficionado, you may have seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty when it was released two years ago. If you’re a movie snob…then you wouldn’t call yourself that, you’d call yourself a film critic, but anyway, you might have bypassed this one because it only garnered a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes and 54% on Metacritic. the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-great-photography-from-icelandHowever, someone recommended it as fun and clean (PG, although there is some profanity 😦 ), with stunning photography from Greenland, Iceland, and Central Asia, so I was intrigued. the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-photography-from-greenlandAfter watching it, I think it totally deserves the 7.3 rating from IMDb. If you remember reading James Thurber’s short story by the same name (which was a staple in high schools a zillion years ago), you get the gimmick, which is a dull-appearing dude with an overactive fantasy life. the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-ben-stillerHowever, this version is so much more fun, and the protagonist is a thoroughly lovable, naturally athletic and super competent person who sacrificed his own ambitions at age seventeen in order to support his mom and sister after their father died. As the story goes, Walter is in a desperate search for a missing negative intended as the cover picture for Life magazine’s last edition, and he tracks halfway around the world in pursuit of the famed photojournalist whom Mitty believes has the negative. Of course there’s romance, but pure and simple: he has a crush on her, and she inspires him to greatness and success in his amazing adventures. sean-penn-in-the-secret-life-of-walter-mittyDoes Mitty get his man? Well, you might have to wait and see, but I will tell you Mitty has many dogged endeavors with gorgeous backdrops…a helicopter drop, shark attack, volcanic field crossing, mountain top trek in the Himalayas, etc. (to name a few). Whew!the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty Does he get his woman? Things look hopeful. Does he get his negative? Yes, but he had it all along and didn’t know it. In fact, he had no clue what and where the treasure was so almost lost it.   helicopter-jump-the-secret-life-of-walter-mittyWithout spoiling the climax, I want to hit the pause button at this scene: Mitty realizing his terrible mistake, which cost him his job and could have cost him his life. How about you? Are you like Walter Mitty, searching the world for some priceless missing treasure? Love, joy, faith, hope…the ability to sleep in heavenly peace?? God has already given all this and more to you as a gift in the form of His son, Jesus! Don’t throw out Jesus and go halfway around the world in search of something to satisfy your heart. Embrace him as your Lord and Savior, and rest in His love!  the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty-adventures“But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:22-23).

One response to “Public Thoughts on the Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  1. I just LOVE this movie…Visuals are phenomenal!!!

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