Any (and I do mean ANY) time a Wes Anderson movie is announced I’m instantly onboard; curious, enthused, and anxious for any glimpse into what the brilliantly idiosyncratic filmmaker is up to. The unique style, the daffy humor, the feast of striking eye candy is all guaranteed. And while I know Anderson isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I find his movies to be delightful.
Which brings us to the long awaited first look at “The French Dispatch”, Anderson’s tenth film and yet another another star-studded affair. As with his others, Anderson writes and directs this story of an American journalist based in a fictional French city who creates a magazine called The French Dispatch. It seems as if the film focuses on the three short stories published in the Dispatch‘s final issue.
The trailer reveals what looks like a Wes Anderson movie on steroids. It’s all but impossible to discern what all is shown and it’s main emphasis seems to be on the peculiar filmmaking style Anderson has become known for. I do wish the trailer wasn’t quite so hyperactive. On the other hand, I absolutely love it.
“The French Dispatch” is set to release July 24th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.