19 July 2012, terribly early in the morning
Moonrise Kingdom was great. I was pretty disappointed with Wes Anderson’s last (live-action) film and was really hoping this one would be good. The trailer hit all the right notes. I love Ed Norton and Bruce Willis. Surely this had to be good? And it was. The weird stilted dialog you often find in Anderson films is ever present in this one, perhaps even more so. That’s the only thing I found grating about the film. Otherwise it was a sweet tale of young love and adventure. It’s zany, of course, but that’s to be welcomed and expected. You should definitely watch this.