Anderson wants to tell human stories, but his approach is dehumanising. His aesthetic reduces characters to clockwork objects; actions & consequences pre-programmed to facilitate his particular system. While technique is enviable, it robs the work of life & spontaneity. It expects the audience to fall in love with its cutesy characters & quirky narrative based on a series of stylistic fetishes, but not actual depth.
Wes Anderson has a loyal, devoted fanbase with built-in expectations of what a Wes Anderson film should be. Moonrise Kingdom delivers, but the audience it seeks to connect with goes beyond fandom or his signature whimsy; it's a film about children desperately clinging to each other to hold onto that kind of love so pure and simple that only the innocent can feel it. Hopeless romantics will find a home in this film.
Maybe I'm becoming a curmudgeon. My least favourite Wes Anderson. Do I resent these clean-cut troubled kids their happy endings? Or the audiences their opportunity to feel self-satisfied for going through it "with them"? (Is that cynical?) Or maybe it's a little too earnest; like he's working out unmet infant-needs on screen (omg I'm a terrible person). It just sort of... grated. Obvs. cute bits, but... overall: meh.
Mais um filme riquinho de Wes Anderson, mas desta feita, como em Rushmore, os adolescentes têm idade de adolescente, e aí seus vícios de mimo e melancolia vêem-se sinceros e apropriados. É uma recordação de infância, hinos corais, luz, chuva, árvores, e um amor eterno. Quem me dera a mim
More autistic whimsy from Anderson's mechanical toy theatre. The all-too-knowing eccentricity grinds along the conveyer belt with irritating regularity: the jerky narrative, the contrived mise-en-scene, the kitsch aesthetic, etc. reducing this already slight, if sweet, tale to a nervy confection. The bastard child of Peanuts and Arthur Ransome? A tad unkind, but this is just froth.
Maybe it isn't one of my favorite movie. But MOONRISE KINGDOM - I think - is one of the finest movie from director Wes Anderson. MOONRISE KINGDOM has a fantastic cast and they succeed to make the characters more interesting. I love its unique storytelling. I think - MOONRISE KINGDOM is one of the movie from director Wes Anderson which has complex and deeper characterization. If you're a fan of Wes Anderson, watch it!