As always, you either love or hate Wes Anderson's mannerist kingdom of skilful handcrafting and lovingly composed details. "Moonrise Kingdom" is another wonderful homage to being a child, being different, being alone and not alone at the same time, the importance of friendship, nature and music. Excellent cast, great timing. And what kind of bird are you?
I think this is the best movie of 2012. This movie is intimate and moving without resorting to sentimentality. It is also an honest look at young love, and the alienation associated with childhood. So many stories romanticize childhood as a time of pure innocence, when nothing was complicated, and everybody was happy. Movies like Moonrise Kingdom belong in the pantheon of films that say, "No, that's bullshit".