Review: Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson’s latest and some are saying greatest film. You can always expect something a little bit different when Anderson is involved, but did that help or hinder Moonrise Kingdom?
Moonrise Kingdom is based in 1965 and is about a young boy and girl who fall in love and decide to run away together. Throwing parents and scout leaders into panic, an irregular search party is sent out to find the couple. With a cast list including Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton you can just anticipate greatness to happen.
Accompanied with a great soundtrack and a superb selection of child newcomers in the mix, we see Anderson at his deadpan peak. Willis as local authority brings back traces of his role in Death Becomes Her, but calmer – in which he is sporting similar glasses. Norton is in the role of guide-less scout leader who you can’t help but like. The child actors playing the love filled pair are extremely hard not to be drawn to, with such innocence surrounding them reciting such words just makes you even more intrigued by them.
A fantastic selection of laugh out loud moments with a split screen showing the back and forth of letters the two love bird have sent each other over a certain space of time and with Murray and his shoe, there is definitely some great moments. Beautifully filmed scenes and quirky characters are the norm for Moonrise Kingdom.
For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of a Wes Anderson film before, you are more then welcome to join the dead pan party. Just don’t forget to bring your dry sense of humour as we take our canoe down the river of hilarity with a touch of melancholy.
Over all it’s a entertaining film if you’re looking for something that little bit different. Then again you can’t expect any less from Wes Anderson. However viewers who have seen his previous ventures and haven’t been convinced, most likely won’t enjoy it. Because let’s face it, if they haven’t enjoyed Anderson so far, they’re not going to appreciate him at this high point.
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