A dreamer, Walter Mitty is a contemporaneous dreamer that wants to say that to escape from the world we're living in, we don't need, if we would like to change it, to fight, we need to dream. With this motto Walter Mitty starts to change his life and live the dream.
When the Life magazine is about to close it's doors to become a digital source of information Mitty is the person who needs to provide the photography that will be the 5th essence and last cover of the publication. The problem is, he does not find it. The movie, then becomes a journey, sometimes ponderous and boring, where the best thing is the photography. The original story was simple, but this one starts being also simple and changes to be complex and more awkward than it should be.
Very promising, but the result hasn't been as good as it could and should have been. The moral could have been a good point for this movie, but the idea of dreaming to escape from the problems is not convincing. It's one of those films that has something different and original that could have been mind-bending and good and ends up being humdrum even with the end made with "hollywood style".