my favorites that i love primarily because of visuals (colors, symmetry, overall cinematography) regardless of plot, characters and anything else…
A tormenting and surprising story of children and adults during the stormy days of the summer of 1965.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.
I could talk about how this film's structure finally achieves the blissful melancholy that has been at the heart of all of Wes Anderson's films. I could talk about the precision of his framing and tracking shots, and how often he finds visual comedy through a perfect edit, or the slight entrance of new material into the frame. I could talk about how depressing the film is, the hints of both a traumatizing past, and that in a way, Sam and Suzy try and burn a memory so deep into their minds that they can create a traumatized memory they want to remember (perhaps best seen by Suzy's scream during her ear piercing - "do the other one"). I could…
A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).
The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty. It also reminded me a great deal of Fantastic Mr. Fox, which I'm a huge fan of (Wes Anderson's film prior to this one).
It's a simple story of unrequited love, and the pressures and rules that parents place on children, when in reality they are just as immature and irresponsible as their offspring.
A great watch, and one of the best films of 2012.
I adore the medium of film. The fact that anything can happen, in any place, any time period, excites me in a way nothing else can. Of course, there's the stinkers of the movie world, but for every unfortunate event playing out on screen, there's two or three prodigious ones. However, the film world may be dandy and fresh, but there's one thing that has always got on my nerves.
Whenever a child star portrays a lead character in a film, they almost never receive top billing. It's always some A-List actor who will rake in the cash that gets his name at the very top. It's true with Moonrise Kingdom. In fact, the two leads aren't even on the…
Well I'll be...
This is a great day. A fabulous day.
Feb 16 2013: The first day that I liked a Wes Anderson film. Finally!
My first date with Anderson was over 10 years ago. It should have gone swimmingly. Deadpan comedy. Quirky. Bill Murray. But alas, it was a disaster. After 1 hour of trying really hard, I realized that doing laundry was preferable to spending another minute with him and Rushmore.
The second date was no better. Even Gene Gene the Acting Machine couldn't hold my interest. It is not possible to have cared any less for the Tenenbaum family than I did. But I stuck around for the duration, determined to see if perhaps Mr. Anderson's Midas…
Is Moonrise Kingdom a film about true love, or childhood naivety? I’m hoping for the former but I can’t help but think it’s the latter. Anderson has created such a wonderful, charming film delivering a childlike experience of what we perceive to be our first love but has drenched it with adult issues of infidelity, responsibility and grief. The film is at its core a sad film, a tragedy much like every other Anderson joint. Suzie’s parent’s broken relationship and Sam’s lack of parents, pushes them towards each other as a means of finding something more in this fantasy world which they both appear to have hidden in.
The dialogue is crisp and witty and Anderson’s unabashed position on puberty…
Best Wes Anderson film my arse!
I consider myself a big fan of the director but this film borders on a Wes parody. This time around his arch style suffocates the slim (read: non-existent) story to the point you wonder if this is an elaborate joke on all his detractors who call him a one trick pony. The symmetrical framing, stilted line delivery and quirky playfulness has little of the charm of his earlier films, instead it is merely laboured and irritating.
The film is devoid of Anderson’s normally great and memorable characters. In fact the only one who left any real positive impression was regular collaborator, Jason Schwartzman, in a small cameo role. Sadly newer additions, particularly Bruce Willis…
This movie should make a entry to the top10 list of "movies that weren't destroyed by children's shitty acting."
probably my new favorite movie omg
Yes, I like this. Sweet and funny.
»Thank you, for listening.«
Keine Ahnung, was ich damit anfangen soll. Lustig, kreativ und schön, aber vor allem hochgradig seltsam.
Very cheerful style of movie, however the story is one of a very sad incident, Wes Anderson's style leaves me in awe, but it is not quite my style.
At the time of this film's release, it was being highly anticipated as Wes Anderson's first live-action film in five years. In the end, the movie kind of just came and went. In retrospect, it feels more like a dress-rehearsal for the more successful GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL two years later. I rank this entry alongside THE LIFE AQUATIC as a film that feels like less than the sum of its parts.
I really liked the love story with the two kids. Everything in the middle act of the film was pretty solid, and the supporting cast was great too, in particular Edward Norton, and it was nice to see Bill Murray play a real character and not just be Bill…
عندما يكتب هذا الرجل أو يخُرج فلم فهو لا يعطينا قصة فقط بل هو يعطينا عالم كامل تدور حوله تلك القصة يضع تفاصيل الأمور الصغيرة قبل الكبيرة
فأنت عندما تشاهد أي فلم آخر فتركيزك يكون محدود في إطار الحدث الرئيسي أي في إطار ما تراه أمامك فقط ، تركيزك يكون منصب نحو منتصف الشاشه
ولكن في أفلام هذا الرجل فيجب عليك التمعن في طرف الشاشة قبل منتصفها ستُذهٓل من شدة عبقرية وذكاء هذا الرجل. يعيش عالمه الخاص ونحن الدخلاء.
بإمكاني الجلوس ٢٤ ساعة كاملة ومشاهدة ما يفعله هذا الرجل. يدع المشاهد في صدمة من روعة ما يفعل ومن جمال تلك القصص اللتي يسردها
بشخصيات ومجسمات بسيطة في نظره وتحفة في نظرنا. توظيفه لتلك الإمكانيات تصف عبقريته. يتلاعب بالكاميرا ومواقع التصوير…
As whimsical as it's ever been. This, next to The Royal Tenenbaums & Fantastic Mr. Fox, might be my favorite Wes Anderson film.
This is a unique and charming movie that tells a personal and relatable story, and it's done with such quirkiness and originality that I can't help smiling and laughing while watching it.
Drop some of your favorites and I'll add them to the list.