Asteroid City (2023) review:wes anderson style movies


Asteroid City (2023) is a genuine ensemble work, lacking a definitive protagonist. While the cast excels, the character development falls short of what one anticipates in a Wes Anderson film. The cinematography offers a refreshing twist, emphasizing production and costume design more than usual. Camera movement feels slightly liberated, yet the composition consistently maintains symmetry—a Wes Anderson trademark.

As expected from Anderson, Asteroid City (2023) boasts stunning visuals, meticulous set dressing, and vibrant colors. Each shot could easily be an award-winning photograph. The acting is exceptional, and the setting is nothing short of majestic. However, the film falters in the plot department, reminding us that even a beautiful film requires a compelling story.

While Asteroid City(2023) is aesthetically pleasing, it ranks low on the list of Anderson’s visually captivating works. The film feels somewhat lackluster, as if teasing the viewer’s emotions but never quite delivering. In essence, it’s a journey to a desolate place where little transpires.

For those seeking striking visuals, Asteroid City (2023) will not disappoint. Fans of exceptional acting will also find it enjoyable. However, long-time Wes Anderson admirers may leave with a sense of dissatisfaction.

Asteroid City (2023) details

Asteroid City (2023) review:wes anderson style movies

Director:Wes Anderson
Writers:Wes Anderson、Roman Coppola
Stars:Jason Schwartzman、Scarlett Johansson、Tom Hanks
Release date:June 16, 2023 (United States)
Country of origin:United States
Also known as:Asteroid City
Filming locations:Chinchón, Madrid, Spain
Production companies:Focus Features、Indian Paintbrush、American Empirical Pictures

Asteroid City (2023) storyline

Following a writer on his world famous fictional play about a grieving father, who travels with his tech-obsessed family to small rural Asteroid City, to compete in a stargazing event. Only to have his world view disrupted forever.(From imdb)

Asteroid City (2023) top cast

  • Jason Schwartzman(Augie Steenbeck)
  • Scarlett Johansson(Midge Campbell)
  • Tom Hanks(Stanley Zak)
  • Jeffrey Wright(General Grif Gibson)
  • Tilda Swinton(Dr. Hickenlooper)
  • Bryan Cranston(The Host)
  • Edward Norton(Conrad Earp)
  • Adrien Brody(Schubert Green)
  • Liev Schreiber(J. J. Kellogg)
  • Hope Davis(Sandy Borden)
  • Steve Park(Roger Cho)
  • Rupert Friend(Montana)
  • Maya Hawke(June Douglas)
  • Steve Carell(Motel Manager)
  • Matt Dillon(Hank)
  • Hong Chau(Polly Green)
  • Willem Dafoe(Saltzburg Keitel)
  • Margot Robbie(Actress)


Author:Gladys Walcott

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