Moonrise Kingdom Reviews
Moonrise Kingdom's plot will be really cute to some and really weird to others - I found it the latter. Two 12 year olds find love, one a handy boy scout and the other a misunderstood basket case, and run away together, all the while being chased by their parents, a police officer, and a scout leader.
Moonrise Kingdom is, in a word to accurately describe my immense dislike for the film, boring. Anderson's style is unappealing to me and is particularly aimed at hipsters and indie lovers - not that I don't like that, it's just Anderson tends for his comedy style to be a big bland inside joke. The film is comparative to that of a bland, boring palette of beige and sparrow blue. Its recurring themes of love translate to overall creepiness amongst especially bland and unfunny child actors. The acting, even from its big name stars, is atrocious - nobody really tries here because the film doesn't really tend to take itself seriously. It doesn't know whether it's a cute romance story or a bland especially dry comedy. Nothing seems to work in this film, maybe there's some sort of irony in that. Moonrise Kingdom is a bland unfunny bore, and my first film of Anderson's fails to amuse me.
In 1965, on an island off the coast of New England, Sam and Suzy are two kids who have fallen in love and decide to run away. This causes a wide array of individuals to come find them. These individuals are played by Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and more. This love story plays out in an unusual world that Anderson creates for us.
tremendous directing and camera work. The side by side framing is impeccable. The film as a whole had a really fun vibe too it. Anderson places in his usual sense of quirkiness. Its cool seeing bruce willis in something more grounded and more structured than his usual action films. Edward Norton is really good here. he is a scout master who really cares about his boys and feels it is obligated duty to find him as an actual parent would since this kid doesn't have one. The introduction of the boy and girls love story was kinda poorly executed and written but the entire rest of the way through it was on point. It's a nice little love affair between the two young characters. Really dope adding in the element of scouts in there and showing the resourcefull ness of our young lad here. From the entire cast alone, stupendous acting from all of them.
there must have been an extensive rehearsal process for these scenes it really pays off here. on a technical note good lighting and good editing too. This was also decently funny too.
Moonrise Kingdom is fantastic picture out of the extensive filmography of wes Anderson. Definitely worth checking out
It's kind of weirdly perfect in every way. It has the classic Wes Anderson feel to it in the fact that everything is too perfectly placed and everyone is pleasantly awkward and miserable. The story line itself was kind of boring, but I really loved Suzy. No idea why, but she was just perfect. She's odd and reminded me a lot of Wednesday from The Addams Family despite wearing bright colors all the time.
His choice of cast is always solid, even though I was dubious about Bruce Willis. It all turned out fine.
Though the relationships are a bit exaggerated between the characters, that's what keeps the drama of the film lighthearted.
It's a cute story about love and people coming together.