The writing of the film is as amazing as can be expected of Anderson. It moves along at an extremely quick pace, but never feels rushed. The story is interesting, as are the characters. Anderson obviously incorporates his signature quirky humor into the film, often resulting in some gut-busting laughter. I have found more subtleties in the character development as I re-watch the film, and I fall in love with the characters even more.
The film is also exceptionally well-made. The cinematography is beautiful. It brilliantly helps to develop the story and atmosphere of the film. The production design of the film is also great. Anderson's use of models to create shots that would otherwise be impossible is not only impressive, but adds to the quirkiness of the film without being silly. I also loved the acting in the film, especially Tony Revolori, who was great in his first role, Ralph Fiennes, and Tilda Swinton.
I absolutely love "The Grand Budapest Hotel". I am a fan of Wes Anderson, and other Anderson fans will love it, because it is an amazing film that emanates his style, but I'm not sure if I would recommend it to be the first Anderson film for someone who is not a fan. You should slowly build up to this one, likely my favorite.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Big Tuna's Rating: A+
How Did I Watch It?: Digital that I own.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.