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Moonrise Kingdom

Posted in Comedy, Drama, Independent, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2018 by Mystery Man

PLOT:

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.

What people are saying:

“Warm, whimsical, and poignant, the immaculately framed and beautifully acted Moonrise Kingdom presents writer/director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best” 4 stars

“Phonies may complain that Anderson’s island of misfit toys is a retreat from the real world, but for pure-hearted adventurers who share the secret map,  Moonrise Kingdom is a joy that cannot be eclipsed.” 5 stars

“Since I couldn’t stay focused the first time I watched this, I decide to have it another go since it is Wes Anderson. Obviously the artistic ability Anderson possess is magnificent. The color design screams Wes Anderson style and I’ll always appreciate a well constructed and detailed set design. The undertones of a rough family life between Sam and Suzy made for a great plot line that should have been exploited farther. With the inclusion of the purposeful bland acting, this movie wasn’t for me. Having a low attention span keeps me from physically investing myself in the storyline, the slow pace is a taste I haven’t yet desired. I was excited about Bruce Willis and Bill Murray in this movie but sadly both of them had no character build, all of the adults in this movie had little to no characterization. This movie made me feel like everything was being hinted at with a little *wink* *wink*, but nothing was ever explained entirely. I applaud Anderson for steering towards more creative films but it requires a taste.” 2 stars

“This is a Fairy Tale. A lonely princess lives in a remote castle with her eccentric father and mother, the King and Queen, and three younger, equally eccentric, brothers. She spends time on the top of the castle looking through her telescope at the land around the Kingdom. One day she spies a handsome young prince and falls in love with him. He is with his regiment of hussars but feels alienated from them because of their emphasis on uniformity. He spies the princess and also falls in love with her. She escapes the castle and together they flee into the wilderness. The King, and local sheriff, and the hussars all search for them, only to discover that the lovers are about to be captured by a wicked witch. The hussars never much liked the prince because of his carefree attitude but the regiment has a code of never abandoning a trooper and they set out to save the Prince and his Princess…etc. etc. etc.” 3 stars

“I’m now a fan of Wes Anderson directed films and am going to rent another one for my next movie rental. I loved the colorful scenes and quirky story line. I’m reminded of Lemony Snicket when I watch this. It has that type of artsy, colorful, adventuresome feel. The love story was a wonderfully written sweet example of love that accepts the whole person, idiosyncrasies and all. You want to root for the young couple throughout the entire movie. There are unexpected twists at every juncture. The additional perk of a well-known supporting cast puts this movie over the top. I thought it was refreshingly different and very entertaining!” 5 stars

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