Wes Anderson makes it really hard for us to dislike his movies.
At this point, I’ve accepted the fact that it’s too easy to map out where almost every Wes Anderson movie is going from the moment the opening of one of his feature-lengths starts. The ending of The Darjeeling Limited and a few of the emotional beats presented throughout the motion picture are all quite elementary topics that we’ve invested ourselves in from common stories on broken-bonds before, but the way Anderson executes them through visual/verbal satire, whimsical, evolving characters, and tasteful plotting always favors on his side.
It’s probably better than Isle of Dogs and Bottle Rocket. Maybe not as good as the rest though—besides The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou which I have yet to see—but it’s still unexcelled in its story-type.
Killer soundtrack, by the way.
“The Darjeeling Limited” is now available to stream on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now.