Harrison Costello’s review published on Letterboxd:
"We haven't located us yet."
So, here it is. The last Anderson film I needed to watch, and it did not disappoint.
The Darjeeling Limited has a very small cast in comparison to Wes's other films. Which allows for more development and overall stronger protagonists. Becuase of the smaller cast I can now say that Jack Whitman is my favorite character across all of Wes's films.
The first half of this movie is excellent, exactly what it needed to be and more. However, the pacing and story fall off track and do not return until the last 15 minutes of the film. It is a real shame that this happened because of how much I enjoy the characters, even during the less satisfactory points in the film.
After finishing I rewatched Hotel Chevalier for probably the fourth time and it absolutely wonderful and builds up nicely to Darjeeling
The set design is fantastic. I love the design of the train and the entire film as a whole. The music suits the film very nicely. And the cinematography is wonderful.
If the second half of the story could have kept the same quality as the first, there is no doubt in my mind that this would be my favorite Wes Anderson Film. Despite all this, I absolutely loved this film and would recommend it to anyone.