Bottle Rocket Review

A look at Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket, with a focus on how it compares to his other films.

On the run from Johnny Law. It ain’t no trip to Cleveland.

Three years ago my partner and I dug into Wes Anderson’s filmography to check out the films that we had not yet seen. We started with Moonrise Kingdom, which was an absolute joy. We then moved on to Rushmore, which is brilliant and one of my favorite films. After that was The Darjeeling Limited, which was funny and visually interesting but not quite up to par with the rest of Wed Anderson’s filmography. We then decided to give Bottle Rocket a go.

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Rewatching Ninja Scroll 10 Years Later

When I was 13, I bought Ninja Scroll on UMD for PSP, and 13-year old me sure thought it was cool. Over 10 years later, it’s not as cool as I remember. The story and animation are just so-so. I like the various enemies the main characters fight—they’re all pretty unique, even if the battles aren’t that impressive.

Everything about Ninja Scroll feels run of the mill. It’s not bad, but it’s not exceptional in any way​. It’s worth checking out if you’re in the mood for an action anime flick, but it’s not worth going out of your way for.

3/5 Stars