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Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down -- which might not be such a bad thing.
Paul Hamel 18 May 2013
Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom is a funny yet weird story about love.To start it off, when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thoughtit looked liked a waste of time. Well...I was wrong, thankfully. Astory that at first glance may seem very childish and boring, is reallya hilarious adventure that will keep you laughing. I really liked thismovie, and I feel its Wes Anderson's best film yet. I felt that theacting in this movie was perfect for the style and tone of the film. Iwill say that I think Edward Norton's acting was the best in the film.Every time he came on the screen, I couldn't help but laugh at him. Thefilm overall was hilarious. I didn't think I was going to laugh thatmuch when seeing this film. Anything from the oddly placed "cuss" words(yes I put a Fantastic Mr. Fox joke in there!) to the Narrator who justseems to randomly appear in this film for no reason what so ever.Moonrise Kingdom isn't afraid to make you laugh, but at the same time,it has a classy feeling to it. This was by far my surprise movie of thesummer. All in all Moonrise Kingdom is a hilarious adventure that isworth reliving. Wes Anderson's best film so far.
himanshug1 17 May 2013
I saw this film with my daughter. I did no know what to expect. Thetitles were in details and colourful. Titles were beyond sensibility,in a sense was establishing the mood of film. Film was set in 70#s inNew England. Initial introduction is quaint, suggesting light heartsubject matter. We learn Sam is missing from the scout camp, he haseloped with his young love Suzy. Search party is out to find Sam ansSuzy. Rumpus follows. Kara Hayward as Suzy and Jared Gilman as Sam werebrilliant, in their performance, particularly keeping it innocence,while coming of age is taking place. I found certain points in storyinteresting. Particularly Weather becomes bad when story requires aresolution and Following year, very heavy produce. Senior cast were notstealing performance, so film remained balance.Go and Enjoy the film.
pswitzertatum 16 May 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed this quirky and charming film. Wethought the acting was quite good all around, especially the lead kids.The locations are wonderful. The plot is wonderfully twisted andstrangely fascinating. It has intriguing background "bits of business"that are fun to watch. It made us think of a dysfunctional AmericanHarry Potter and Hermione Granger together in love at last on their ownadventure, running away from their prescribed roles. Sam is even anorphan. Suzy's parents aren't both dentists, but they are both lawyers.All of the great adult actors in odd and amusing parts even seemed likethe litany of British actors who filled up the Potter movies. Wewondered about the books Susy read aloud (she seemed like Wendy withthe lost boys) and who wrote them. We can hardly wait to see it again,and to see the DVD when it comes out, so we can slow it down and lookat it like a storybook.
drpakmanrains 15 May 2013
This is the third Wes Anderson Movie I have seen, and for the life ofme I can't figure out why so many people praise his films. They seem tome to be adult (sort of) live action cartoons. This one has played tocritical acclaim and audiences seem to mostly love it. The story isabout a rather nerdy 12 year old boy living in a foster home, and agirl from a large family who, also 12, has some typical tween issueswith her rather clueless parents. The two run away together, him fromthe khaki scouts, and her from home, and sort of get married. The castis first rate, including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis,and Edward Norton, all of whom are one dimensional caricatures, as arevirtually all the kids and supporting adults. I don't know what toclassify this movie as. If it's a drama, it has little real tension. Ifit is a comedy, it is mostly broad and cartoon like. Everyone speaks inexclamations, but with dour tone, saying their lines using complexlanguage extremely rapidly, often in back and forth banter. I wanted tolike this film because I usually love films about kids and theirproblems growing up in dysfunctional families, but this one undercutsany genuine emotion, and the only scene that was sensitive was when thetwo leads kissed. Very disappointing, but I gave it 3 stars because Idid chuckle some and stayed to the end.
Hbrown117 15 May 2013
This film for me can not be summed up. It is pure excellence. I am aHUGE Wes Anderson fan so this movie had all of his very noticeabletrade marks throughout the film. The movie besides its great directoris just one one those movies that once its over you are just sittingthere staring at the screen with that feeling of "Aw its over" and mandid i just see something great. Seeing this movie along with any otherWes Anderson films leaves you with a presence as if you learnedsomething from the movie and also leaves you still stuck in the worldthat Wes has just put you in. The film is great i recommend it to anymovie lover or anyone who wants to start to become one because thismovie will truly make you appreciate movies.
DBLJ 15 May 2013
This movie is a beautiful work of art. I hadn't watched a movie morethan once in several years until I came across this gem. Critics saythat it suffers from style over substance. Well, those critics fail tosee how the style adds to the substance. The narrator of the musiccomposition is simultaneously the narrator of the film. The storm issimultaneously the climax to the plot and a metaphor for the story. Thedark, brooding angst of adolescence is somehow captured with a50's-styled beach dance. It is a superbly crafted, imaginative moviethat sets a benchmark for years to come. Not giving this movie a 10shows more about the moviegoer than the movie.
Catt Jones 10 May 2013
This quirky story about young love is very charming and capturesgenuine feelings. In order to claim their adoration of each other,these two young people have to escape their tumultuous lives to findhappiness. I have to say that I think this is one of Director WesAnderson's better works. As soon as the film begins, you get a sensethat you may be at an independent film festival screening a film thatmay not have gotten the attention that it deserves. I only saw brieftrailers of this film before going to see it, but the reason that I didgo was because of its rich cast of characters. I have to first mentionthe two virtual unknowns who are responsible for playing the leadroles. Kara Hayward (Suzy) and Jared Gilman (Sam) are adorable in theirroles. Both characters are pretty much wallflowers and not considered"normal" in their world, but function beautifully together. Thededication and loyalty that they display for one another is touchingand endearing. Suzy is fearless and gives off the impression that ifshe puts her mind to it she can accomplish anything. Sam is superintelligent and is just fed up with trying to conform to everyoneelse's whims. The supporting cast reads like a who's who list. BruceWillis (Captain Sharp) is the lone police officer in this secluded areaof our planet and has the ultimate responsibility of locating our twotraveling lovers. Edward Norton (Scout Master Ward) is an over-the-toptroop master who runs his young troops like Patton must have run hisarmy. Bill Murray (Walt Bishop) is Suzy's somewhat dysfunctional fatherwho is not only battling with the disappearance of his daughter, butalso with a situation that develops with his wife Laura (FrancesMcDormand). Tilda Swinton (Social Services) along with Harvey Keitel(Commander Pierce) completes this amazing cast. With all the hugeblockbusters out this summer it is refreshing to see a film that has aconsistent storyline with no big bells and whistles. This off-beat filmtakes me back to my childhood when there were times that I wanted toescape and exile myself to a Moonrise Kingdom. This film is trulymagical and deserves more credit than it is being given. Wes Andersonhas brought himself back to form. Finally a film that you don't need 3Dglasses to view. I am giving this film a green light.
kdnor2011 10 May 2013
I was actually really, really looking forward to this movie. Notbecause Wes Anderson directed it though. I know he's like a reallypopular director, but I haven't seen any of his movie until now. I wasexited because I had heard so many great reviews, how it was the bestfilm of 2012 so far, and...well actually that's about it. I never readwhy it was so good, I just sort of assumed it would make me cry. Thatwas sort of a mistake, the film isn't one that sets out to make youcry. It actually is more of a feel good movie, and while it doesn'treach the levels of something like Forrest Gump or Slumdog Millionaire,it's still a damn good film.I think one of the main things that took me out of the story was that Ijust didn't feel that the two kids were really in love. The kidsweren't bad actors, but their relationship just feels forced at times,I wish I had more time to know how they met and what their similarinterests are. Part of me thinks that was kind of the point, that thekids aren't really in love and just want to act rebellious, but part ofme also thinks it was supposed to be serious. And why does Suzy neversmile, Bella Swan smiles more than her. I get that she a bit disturbedand stuff, but would it kill her to smile. Plus Anderson's directon gota little annoying at times. Not much, it certainly has a veryinteresting style (I'm assuming) but sometimes it got a littleannoying.But while I didn't really care about the realationship as much as Iwanted to, I did really like these kids. They're very likable, don'tdeserve some of the stuff that happens to them, or what the adults wantto do to them, and were portrayed well. It's downright hilarious attimes. Bill Murray has still got it, I LOL'D several times in themovie, sometimes at jokes, sometimes at the cheap special effects, orhow absurd some things are. This movie gets pretty damn adult, and Iknow it's PG-13, but half the time it plays out like a PG or even G.There's quite a bit going on, and it doesn't feel rushed for a moviethat's only an hour and a half long. And it looks very nice, I'm notgoing to seek out the rest of Anderson's movies, but if I catch one onTV, or find one cheap, I'll check them out.I had this movie wrong, I expected a serious drama, when it's really acoming of age film, and for what it is, it works really well. Sure therealationship feels a little forced, and it can be annoying at times.But it's hilarious, and leaves you with a good feeling. Not my favoriteof the year, but pretty good.
Spiked! spike-online.com 02 May 2013
Wes Anderson is one of the most polarising directors of his generation.Not that his work is particularly challenging. Far from it: for themajority of his career he has seemed content with trotting out the samekitschy and vaguely melancholic style which defined his Oscar-nominated2001 film, The Royal Tenenbaums. Instead, what makes his output sodifficult is that it's often rather difficult to like, with his self-aware, hipstery schtick seeming to obscure the fact that he isn't halfas poignant a storyteller as he may like to think he is.With his 2004 critical and commercial flop, The Life Aquatic with SteveZissou, the novelty finally wore off. And while 2007's DarjeelingLimited helped to regain much of his credibility, his true comebackcame in the rather unlikely form of his stop-motion Roald Dahladaptation, Fantastic Mr. Fox. In many ways, this unexpected side-stepembodied many of the components which had already gone stale. It hadthe same rosy aesthetic, and the blank acting Anderson favours easilytranslated into monotone voice-acting and rigid puppetry. However, hischaracteristic mismatch of light superficial humour and morosenessproved to be the perfect marriage with Dahl's bittersweet narrative.While Anderson could often come undone when grappling with moredistinctly adult characters, in a child-like but no less imaginativeframe, his style took on a more unassuming charm.So it seems Anderson was always cut out for children's filmmaking. Notby contemporary standards, but like the more sinister Disney outings,in which happy-ever-afters only ever came after a decent amount ofdeath and destitution, Anderson seems uniquely qualified to producedarkly moving films for youngsters.Distilling worldly themes into a cutesy tale, his latest outing,Moonrise Kingdom, stands somewhere in between Fantastic Mr. Fox and TheRoyal Tenenbaums. Sam (Jared Gilman) is a dejected orphan, knocked frompillar to post by social services and unfeeling foster parents. Pawned-off for the summer on a boy-scout troupe, Sam is shunned by his peersbecause of his violent outbursts, and hatches a plan to escape with hisparamour, Suzy (Kara Hayward). Having met at a church pageant, the twobegin exchanging letters and bond over their troubles. Suzy issimilarly prone to violence and introversion and is kept at arm'slength by her workaholic lawyer parents (Bill Murray and FrancesMcDormand). Using Sam's newly acquired outdoorsman skills, they retracean ancient Native American trail that leads to an untouched cove,Moonrise Kingdom, in which they hope they can live their lives freefrom the adult world.Set on a fictional New England island in 1965, the film unfurls in akitschy, gooey-eyed haze. For those who feel Anderson is all style andno substance, the opening half provides little to convince youotherwise. The acting is muted, the dialogue taut, and Anderson'scharacteristic aesthetic is left to take centre stage. As such, theemotional core of the story is glossed over by a wash of primarycolours and vintage dÃ©cor, with a ludicrous outfit or a naff piece ofSixties wallpaper serving as weak visual punchlines that carry the filmin its first few scenes.However, as the story develops, the stellar cast help to draw out theintricacies behind the characters' cartoonish exteriors. Bill Murrayshines as Suzy's impassive and fraught father, while Bruce Willis putsin an affecting performance as the island's lovelorn cop. But it is thetwo young leads who truly steal the show. Anderson allows for little inthe way of actorly flourish, yet both Gilman and Hayward come offdiffident and damaged rather than merely blank, and as a result theirblossoming romance feels surprisingly sincere.As Willis leads a troupe of deputised, and heavily armed, boy-scoutsout in pursuit of the escaped lovers, the story takes darker turns.Blood is drawn, scouts walk away with stab wounds and a puppy loses itslife, but the film retains a faint sense of ridiculousness that keepsproceedings light.Stylised to within an inch of its life, Moonrise Kingdom can feel likelittle more than self-indulgent filmmaking. But while it remains awhimsical, and at times, superficial fairy tale, it retains enoughworldliness to make it an engaging film for children and adults alike.
potato2 02 May 2013
Two 12-year olds meet one summer and fall in love. He's a troubledorphan staying at scout camp and she feels misunderstood by her bigfamily. They run away together.This is a typical Wes Anderson movie; if you like his other movies,you'll like this one, too. I found it boring, poorly written, and awannabe-cool movie. All the actors speak in a monotone and wear a pokerface in the movie; no one ever smiles or looks real. The kids who playthe main characters never sound spontaneous and aren't likable. Theytry to be like Christina Ricci in "The Addams Family," except she wasfunny and they're not. The adult cast includes many top actors, buteven they can't pull it off; they look and sound like they're readingthe script for the first time.The humor is (too) dry, the characters are devoid of personality, andthe action is absurd. I know this is what Wes Anderson was going for,but I didn't care for it.
Roberto Donati 30 April 2013
From the first scene I knew this movie was going to bugggg me. But asan avid movie goer and fan of many of its stars I decided to staystayed. The ONLY reason I'm glad I stayed is out of duty to my fellowmovie going friends, who like me HATE movies where children speak withridiculously stilted, staged, and fake adult dialogue. Yes, I get itthat this movie is stylized but the dialogue and the way these kidsspeak is so unbelievable and annoying that it completely takes you outof the moment. And the story itself is completely mediocre - fellowmovie goers - the emperor has NO CLOTHES. Really. It's even worse thanDarjeeling Express. In that one at least there was hope that it couldget better. Here's an analogy for what I thought it was like to sitthrough this film. Say you can't stand eggplant. And you get invited tosomeone's house to dinner. You've heard from other friends that thehost is an excellent cook. So you look forward to this dinner. Youarrive, you sit down at the dinner table and the first course arrives.It's an eggplant appetizer. You eat it because you're a good guest. Asyou're chewing you realize that every other course that will followwill be an eggplant dish. Eggplant soup, eggplant parmesan, eggplantsalad, and eggplant ice-cream. There's NO WAY getting around it. One ofthe worst meals of all time. Plus, the memory of how awful the meal waslingers for a longgggg time. Yuck.
dovyair 30 April 2013
You don't have to worry about spoilers, but I highly recommend seeingthis movie with as little preparation as possible. Not knowing whatit's about or where it's going is half the fun. The other half is thefact that it is fun, witty, and doesn't take itself too seriously.Norton, Wilis, Murray, and McDermot are all good in it, but it's notabout them at all. The kids who appear in this movie are not known yet,but should be - not only are they are the main characters, they trulybring the story to life and make you wish you were 12 again. Alsothere's something both authentic and nonsensical about the whole moviethat makes it even more enjoyable.
klukon-575-997971 28 April 2013
Searching for a real good movie, I turned to a new Wes Anderson'sproject called ÂMoonrise Kingdom". Praised for his previous movies,Anderson was convinced that all tremendous stars would appear in hisnew project without hesitationÂ and he was right :-) Watchingaggressive Bill Murray, shy Edward Norton, domineering Tilda Swinton,timid Frances McDormand and reserved Bruce Willis in their roles in onemovie is a huge event. Playing completely unusual characters they Âgowell"! Furthermore, having seen all Anderson's movies, Bruce Willisdecided to play in ÂMoonrise Kingdom" only for a small salary. Bruceplays in such artistic movies Âonce in a blue moon", but his appearanceas a Captain Sharp in Wes Anderson's movie brought him a nomination forthe best supporting actor. I hope he gets the Independent Spirit Awardfor his performance! Anyway, all cast is great, in particular, the maincharacters, a boy and a girl who run away together to their Âkingdom",played by Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward.Watched in cinema, the movie looked really awesome (the action takesplace in year 1965). Watching unusual clothes and strange places,listening to old-fashioned music (especially Francoise Hardy) is agreat experience. Flirting with surrealism is one of the mostrecognizable elements in Wes Anderson's filmography. Using long shots,he shows the beauty of Âkingdom", which is the only place on earthwhere everything is possible. Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (KaraHeywood) agree to run away from home, because they want to get thereand be together. Being an adult, we forget about our dreams and values.Sam and Suzy are aware of this fact, that's why they want to changesomething in their common and adult life.Having watched this movie I came to the conclusion that it's anextremely valuable project which I recommend to anyone.Konrad Kluza
paulscofield68 28 April 2013
So, this is my first- and last- Wes Anderson movie. Previously, Iwatched a five-minute segment from 'The Life Aquatic' and should haveknown better as that was dreadful (my wife's a fan). But I'm on summervacation and this is the only movie playing here. Visually, this isnothing special: colors are muted and the costumes seem to have comefrom a Goodwill store. The camera work/editing is amateurish. Mybiggest problem with this movie is the story and the acting/direction.This is primarily a comedy, but it's not funny at all. For example,when the young couple run away and they're near the river, the boy saysto the girl, "I want to catch a turtle, but you have to be carefulbecause they can bite your fingers." She doesn't say anything inresponse. Then, cut to the boy catching a turtle in his net; he turnsit over and says, "Look, someone wrote their name on this turtle."'Albert' was written on it. And that's it for this brief scene. Whatwas the purpose of this scene? It's stupid. Moonrise Kingdom is full ofmeaningless scenes like this one. A movie made by nerds (very likely onmind altering substances) for nerds. Woody Allan's 'To Rome, With Love'is a lot funnier, and the humor found in Alexander Payne's films, like'About Schmidt' is even more sublime.
gregeichelberger 28 April 2013
The key to appreciating a Wes Anderson film, is the ability to pick upon his clipped and funny dialogue (usually voiced by actors in atotally serious deadpan monotone), goofy situations and quirkycharacters - that slip between incredibly believable and ridiculouslysurreal.Anderson, who directed such memorable efforts as "Rushmore," "The RoyalTenenbaums" and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," utilizes the talents ofwriting partner, Roman Coppola ("The Darjeeling Limited"), to bring tolife this sweet, often hilarious story of two misfits who try to form aloving bond, despite difficult odds.It's 1965, and a huge storm is heading for a small New England island,or so we are told by the Narrator (Bob Balaban, "Capote," "For YourConsideration"). Then, we meet the Bishop family: dad (Bill Murray,"Zombieland"), mom (Francis McDormand, a voice in "Madagascar 3:Europe's Most Wanted), three precocious little boys and the lonerdaughter, Suzy (Kara Hayward).Suzy has evidently been communicating with another third wheel, Sam(Jared Gilman), an orphan who excels as a Khaki Scout, but does notplay well with others. Having informed his leader, Scoutmaster RandyWard (Edward Norton, "The Incredible Hulk"), that he has resigned fromthe organization, he takes off to meet his soul-mate.Meanwhile, the island police (one officer, Bruce Willis), Ward, Mr.Bishop and a group of scouts are searching for the twosome as theweather continues to deteriorate. Later, Scout Commander Pierce (HarveyKeitel, "National Treasure: Book Of Secrets") and a social worker named"Social Services" (Tilda Swinton, "We Need To Talk About Kevin," anOscar-winner for "Michael Clayton"), join the chase.The two manage to avoid their pursuers - for a while, at least - butare soon captured and locked in a scout camp. They are then able toslip away again, but this time face an even bigger foe - atmosphericconditions.Tied together with more than just a puppy love for one another, Suzyand Sam know they are different, know they will most likely never fitin this tiny island society and seem perfectly and happy and aloof intheir isolation.The Bishops are seething that their only daughter is cavorting with thebizarre little freak (the little boys in the family just miss therecord player Suzy stole from them), but Willis feels sympathy for Sam,while Scoutmaster Ward just want s to do his duty to locate therunaways.The writing is snappy and appropriately fast-paced, even though themovie itself takes the time to build both story and characterdevelopment. Rural island locations are lush and wonderfully lensed bycinematographer Robert D. Yeoman ("Bridesmaids," "Get Him To theGreek"), as is the foreboding inclement weather.Hayward and Gilman are talented beyond their years, and there is greatchemistry between them. Anderson also lets the camera linger on themduring pre-teen moments we've all been through (awkward meeting, firstkiss, inaugural fight, etc.). Willis and Norton also shine, mixing somepathos with pure hilarity.Murray (who worked with Anderson in "Rushmore" and "The Life Aquaticwith Steve Zissou") and McDormant as feuding married lawyers are not onscreen long enough to really make much of a difference, but areeffective in their small roles.For those who appreciate this kind of smart writing, a sweet story withreal - although sometimes eccentric - characters, "Moonrise Kingdom"will delight and viewers will wish there was more than just 94 minutesto spend watching this gem.
Marijan Nikic 27 April 2013
After watching this movie, I feel like I've actually been in a theater.Watcing a children's play. Weird.This is definitely something new to me, I've never watched a moviequite like this. The plot itself could have been displayed in a regularway, but then this movie wouldn't have been as special, would it? Ifthis was just another drama about two adolescent runaways,misunderstood and neglected by the adults, and the consequent searchparty, it would have been just another movie we have already seen. Andit would probably get good enough reviews anyway, at least because ofits great cast. But instead, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola decided togo in a slightly different direction. And I wouldn't expect anythingelse from them, anyway.At first part of the movie, I must be honest, this irritated me quite abit. That's probably because I'm not used to watching movies filmedthis way. Furthermore, it's not just that the movie was filmed like itwas a children's play, but it was also filmed as seen throughchildren's eyes, so it basically pushes the viewer to adapt to thinkinglike a child. Although it has its adult moments, flirting with themessuch as love, romanticism, even sexuality (in a clumsy, childishmanner), but also "darker" themes such as child negligence, adultery,hurting (both physical and psychical) and death. There is also a slighttouch of dark humor in some scenes.One thing that I didn't like in this movie is the music - it's tooloud, too quirky, and in my opinion there's just too much of it. Iwould have rather that they skipped a few numbers, and left some scenessilent, just with the conversation of the characters. But, I guess themusic was done like this on purpose, so to create the theatricalatmosphere, and to be in tone with the rich and colorful stage scenery,and emphasize the "epicness" of the plot.All in all, this movie left me a bit confused. I'm not sure whether tolike it or not. It's definitely not my genre, but then again, this issomething I'm not used to, and it's kind of hard to say if it's mygenre or not, since I can't even label this movie with a genre, I'm notsure of its genre. One thing I do know, and that is I am not a theaterguy myself, but I think this movie would be very interesting to anyonewho likes the theater. And also to anyone who is open to something new,equipped with a little patience, and appreciates artistic freedom - Isay, thumbs up!
uttiyo-sarkar56 25 April 2013
Beautiful, Cute and boasting of very good and mature performances fromthe young duo of Jared Gilman and Kaya Hayward along with greatsupporting roles by the remaining cast, stunning visual scenery's andextremely good cinematography and a brilliant background score byAlexandre Desplat, Moonrise Kingdom is an extreme pleasing andenjoyable watch which is what it is due to the hard work and dedicationof Director-Writer, Wes Anderson who has shown this unique moviebrilliantly. The Story which is written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, is about twoyoung lovers Sam(Jared) and Suzy(Kara) who are neglected andmis-treated by their families and decide to run away from theirrelatives and live a life of their own together and how theiradventures begin after they run away and a search party is put to findthem and bring them back. The Young duo of Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward have given reallyimpressive and mature performances as the young lovers who decide torun away, and their expressions,dialogue delivery everything is quiteperfect and they learnt very well from a very good director. TheSupporting Cast of Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and FrancesMcDormand who are the recognised actors in the movie also do a verygood job in their respective roles and Tilda Swinton also did a greatjob for her little role in the movie. Overall, the ensemble cast havereally done brilliantly here and all of the actors have portrayed theircharacters really well.Wes Anderson is a real different and unique director who really makes amovie which are brilliant in all sections, and again has done the samehere by showing the audience a adolescence romantic movie mixed withdrama and comedy which really pleases all audiences and he has utilizedthe brilliant cast which was given to him to its most potential andalso has organized all the other sections of the movie perfectly and bywriting the movie he utilized and showed the story perfectly to theaudience. He really used his crew perfectly and made a movie which canbe enjoyed by everyone.Now I don't really like Romantic stories or movies for that matter butthis one was quite cleverly written and is also quite unique and youdon't have a choice but to be pleased by its ability to keep you stuckin the movie and Anderson has done a brilliant job in written this veryoriginal story with a tinge of comedy and good dialogues which aredelivered well by the actors. The Movie was'nt much of a drag eitherand was to the point, so the editing was done quite nicely.The Cinematography in this is really brilliant and the island is shownso superbly even in the storm sequences that you can't help but getmesmerized by the beauty of the nature, the cinematographer RobertYeoman really has done well with the lighting and camera-shot from highplaces. The Music which was given by well known Music DirectorAlexandre Desplat was absolutely brilliant and beautiful, theback-ground score was amazing and every sequence is backed up withbrilliant classical music and other type of music which really fits inwith the sequences. Desplat may as well get an Oscar for this, he hasreally done an admirable job.Well Moonrise Kingdom is definitely a must-watch for anyone who likesto watch good movie and all audiences are bound to enjoy it and getpleased by it.
rod5nz 25 April 2013
This movie is very strange indeed. The whole movie felt kind of like anattempt to be Napoleon Dynamite spiced up with some violence and sex.It featured the same quirky acting and over the top, forced awkwardstyle of dialog and facial expressions. Sam and Suzy charactersreminded me a lot of Napoleon and Deb.That is were the minor (pun intended) upside this movie ends. The plotis thin, the acting by Bill Murray and is pretty weak. Bruce Willis isdecent I guess. I literally only laughed out loud one time through outthe whole movie. Then I started to fall asleep, because the plot wasgoing nowhere. The average age of the patrons in the theater wasprobably about 60 so maybe they thought of this movie as reminiscent oftheir childhood in the mid 1960's. Maybe I am just to young, but Ifound this movie to be extremely boring.What really left a bad taste was the scenes of violence which wereportrayed in a very strange way. In one scene, a kid gets stabbed inthe back and a dog gets killed by getting shot with an arrow throughits head. Both of these feature realistic portrayal of injury includingblood dripping down arms and from wounds. I thought this was supposedto be a cutesy type movie? Later on, Sam survives being struck bylighting and only gets "charred" in a "slap-sticky" attempt at humor.Quite odd indeed.As if this isn't enough, the border-line child porn brings thisdisaster to its knees. I will just say that the scene on the shore wasquite disturbing considering these kids are 12 years old!!
Jimmy Collins 24 April 2013
Moonrise Kingdom is one of those movies best enjoyed on a quietafternoon, sit back and just bask in the childish story taking place infront of your eyes. First and foremost I will say that I think thismovie is definitely a kids romance, just without the cheesy stuff yousee in other such children's fare like the wimpy kid franchise, and forthe adults it has a subplot dealing with the parents and othereccentric characters of the town. The driving force of the film is theyoung cast, Jared Hilman, who I think looks like a miniature RainnWilson, and Kara Hayward are electric together on screen, and theirquirky eccentricities are perfectly matched, the chemistry between thetwo just lights up the screen and you're rooting for them from the getgo.The supporting cast are good also, it's nice to see Bruce Willistondoing something totally different, at this point in his career it'sgreat that he is so comfortable in his career that he's willing to do amovie such as this, and a personal favourite of mine, Tilda Swinton isalso very cool and wonderful. The only time I ever thought the filmsuffered was when it focused on the adults more than the children, inthose parts it seemed as though it didn't know if it was a kids moviefor adults of an adults movie that kids can also enjoy, it lost it'sbalance for a little while but that aside the movie is pretty good allthe way through.You'd have to be a bit of a grouch to not enjoy this quirky romance, ithas a bit of everything, so hopefully you'll see it and really enjoyit, and let's hope we see a lot more of the exceptionally talentedyoung cast. :)
DaveDD56 24 April 2013
This movie is annoying, pretentious and so full of "hey look how cleverI am" moments by the director it makes your head hurt. Did Murray,Willis, McDormand and Norton need money this badly?? They broughtnothing to the movie. What was the idea of the bullhorn to call thechildren? Was the house that big? The two child actors were OK, but thegirl was a bit annoying. Actually, my wife says she was very annoying.A true piece of art house crap. Why did we need the "narrator" to dropin and out? Why the split screen with the phone calls? Why did TildaSwindon's character not have a name? Ed Norton's tape recorder? You cango on and on with these touches they add up to nothing.