Written July 23, 2016
I seldom feel tempted to actually walk out of a movie, but this one takes the cake. It was the most ridiculous, boring excuse for entertainment I've every agonized through (unfortunately, I had no choice but to stay since we were meeting friends afterwards.) How this gets any good reviews is beyond me. I'd been forewarned but figured how bad could it be....now I know!
Written July 27, 2016
Since RUSHMORE I've been less and less in love with Wes' flicks... love looking AT all of them... but from TENNENBAUMS thru AQUATIC and to DARJEELING each film offered slightly less BEYOND the look of the movie.
MOONRISE KINGDOM (which for some reason I kept calling MONSOON KINGDOM-- which kinda fit even after seeing the movie) does still have the look I love in Anderson's films... but brings some heart back to the story.
So, for my money, we're back in TENNENBAUMS country... not quite RUSHMORE, but a very good movie!! (And, as I've said, I was losing hope by degrees, so this made me very happy.)
Do see it and enjoy the craft and the story, too!
Written September 25, 2016
If you've loved his past films, then you will love this one. This film is a bit more laid back than his previous films, and unfortunately there is a lack of Kinks music in this one. But this should not deter you from going to see it. It is still a wonderful first love story, told Wes Andersen style. Go see it.
Written February 08, 2016
Moonrise Kingdom was a touching yet hilarious story that I is one of my top movies. If you've seen Hugo and liked it, this movie is just as good if not better
Written September 26, 2016
A fel good movie with a little edge. Great cinematography, good book, fine casting. Gentle spoof of organixations like the Scouts. Plot sometimes a little contrived but all in all, worth going for the acting and the feelgood story.