I was getting ready to watch the Eagles/Jets game and one of those quirky AT&T commercials came on the tv. You know the ones… they start with someone introducing them self and then they mention different places they go while the background moves to show those locations. At the end, the actor makes up some funny name for all the places they make calls. I was watching it and it struck me, Wes Anderson directed this. A quick google search confirmed this. I am so disappointed. Last year, if you asked me what I want to be when I grow up I would have said Wes Anderson. Now it is as if everything he makes is an homage to himself. Buzz Feed says it is a backlash against quirk. I don’t mind quirk, but I mind quirk without substance. Knock it off Wes Anderson, I want to want to be you again.
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