“What If Wes Anderson Directed ‘X-Men’?” Video Goes Viral
Wes Anderson is fresh of the success of his film The Grand Budapest Hotel, but thanks to YouTube filmmaker Patrick Willems, fans can now see what it would be like if Anderson directed X-Men.
What If Wes Anderson Directed X-Men?
Willems, a popular YouTube filmmaker, uploaded the Wes Anderson-inspired short film simply titled “What If Wes Anderson directed X-Men?” on Tuesday. The delightful short, with a running time of less than 5 minutes, quickly went viral and earned acclaim as a spot on Anderson parody.
Willems uses many of the Anderson tropes – a male narrator (The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums), an artful close up of a letter or written word to kick off the story (Moonrise Kingdom) and the steady camera work.
With the success of the video, Willems also uploaded a special behind-the-scenes video, in which Willems revealed how Anderson inspired the film.