I'm going to be honest, I am on the fence between liking this movie and just thinking it's okay. There were so many characters to follow that at times I felt lost. But then there's the comical reliefs that happen so abundantly throughout the movie that allowed me to keep attention. The main character, Gustave (played by Ralph Fiennes), has a very strange personality that makes me want to laugh out loud with all the random things that come out of his mouth. It's evident that he cares deeply for all the people staying in The Grand Budapest hotel and will do anything to keep them happy. The supporting character, Zero (played by Tony Revolori), so clearly wants to be the best lobby boy in all of history at the Grand Budapest Hotel. Gustave and Zero's relationship grows and grows through the movie, and though it is a strange relationship, it really made that movie for me.
The majority of the film is lobby boy, Zero, recounting his memories how The Grand Budapest hotel and how he became to be the owner of such a renowned establishment. As he tells his story, there are so many twists and turns. In hopes that I don't give to much away... there's a murder, a frame job, a jailbreak, a love story, and above all a mystery; thus leading up to the end of the tale.
special about "Boy with Apple"? I'm no art guru, but I definitely don't get it. *SPOILER I do love how he just went up there, took it off the wall, and had the butler and maid wrap it up.* And lastly, why do the "Nazis" set up shop in the hotel? Because it's the grandest hotel in all the land? Because of Gustave? Or is this just a coincidence?
As I finish this post, I'm still unsure of my rating... I think I'm going to give it a liked it. It made me chuckle a few times and it was full of pink filters and awesome mountain scenery. Could we consider this an "epic"? I don't think there is a hero per-say, but it's definitely an epic and bizarre adventure to watch that I would recommend.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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