There is a lot to be admired in Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It is very ambitious taking on several different themes and ideas that unfortunately get lost despite its good intentions. While it benefits from its visuals and impressive performance by Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a very misdirected film and fails to tell us why its critical that we escape from our imagination.
The Counsellor is an interesting film about morality and greed that has a lot of great ideas, but they're unfortunately all over the place. The script has a lot of great stuff in it, but desperately needed vigorous editing and I think Ridley Scott was lost with where to go with this film, resulting in a very bland direction at times. However, It's not a total disaster thanks to memorable scenes (one involving Cameron Diaz with a car), and a great cast.
Gravity is an exceptional film that brings out all kinds of different emotions in you. It's insightful, intelligent, thrilling and original. Alfonso Cuarón crafts Gravity out with everything he's got with the end result being a visual masterpiece enhanced by Sandra Bullock's remarkable performance and Emmanuel Lubezki's bewitching cinematography. It's films like Gravity that reminds me why I love films and why I love going to the cinema.