In just over 90 minutes, Roberts lays out one of the dream-fantasies of most high-school teenagers living in the american suburbs, but never forgets that the true tragedies of growing up are skulking underneath the mid-summer grass, always ready to pounce. And that's what makes this movie so riveting!
THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a decent coming of age movie. This movie beautifully captured the exciting part of being young. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made a well-developed characterization. We could get easily to get along with its characters. THE KINGS OF SUMMER also shows how complex the relationship between parents and their children. Somehow, I felt this movie is kinda boring. But still interesting to follow...
I don't think that this is merely a survival movie. It delivers a very, very great story: friends, family. Three of the main characters are ah-so-lovely (Joe is handsome too so +1). The musics playing are very great, I would love to hear them outside the movie. The cinematography tho: very brilliant. Anyway, Biaggio is.. ridiculous. I wonder what makes Joe took Biaggio on the house (still don't get it).
This film amuses, excites, and hurts with its transformative story of young male camaraderie, adventure, betrayal, and survival in society and nature alike with quirky performances, dazzling poetic imagery, and edgy approach to the tides of adolescence and the wilderness.