Saturday, June 16, 2012
Movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Quirky. Whimsical. Nostalgic. Sentimental.
Moonrise Kingdom (which for some reason I keep calling Monsoon Rising) is a really sweet film. The characters are well thought out and conceived and felt truly unique. Despite their quirkiness and sometimes out there behaviour they felt quite real and genuine. Wes Anderson's direction is nuanced and stylized. The look of the film is perfect to the time and the story about first love. I think you have to enjoy Anderson's work or be a fan of films that have a slower pace to really like the film.
Anderson takes the time to linger on moments and by doing this he creates the mood: A nostalgic mood that takes one back to a more innocent time. Weren't we all innocent (no matter of decade) when we first fell in love?