I like quirky, independent, not usually mainstream films.
Moonrise Kingdom is one of those films.
ALL-STAR CAST AND NEW DISCOVERIES DELIGHT IN HIT TALE OF FIRST LOVE
FROM ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED FILMMAKER WES ANDERSON
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 16, 2012 ON
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK WITH ULTRAVIOLET™, ON DVD AND ON DEMAND
FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MoonriseKingdom follows two 12-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 every which way. Charming screen newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward star alongside Bruce Willis (Die Hard), Academy Award® nominees Edward Norton (American History X) and Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Academy Award® winners Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), and Bob Balaban (Gosford Park). Moonrise Kingdom is a movie that critics are calling “extraordinary from start to finish” (Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies).
It started off a little slow for me. It took a little while for the movie to gain momentum. Even when it did, it was a little strange for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some quirky films but this one didn’t really satisfy my quirky taste buds.
I really wanted to enjoy it but maybe I just wasn’t in the mood to watch a Wes Anderson film.
The actors did a great job and the story was kinda cute but there was one part in the movie that wouldn’t be appropriate for young children to view. I wouldn’t really recommend it for 13 and younger unless you’ve already had “The Talk”. They don’t actually do it but I believe it’s implied. It’s entirely up to you but I wouldn’t say this was a family movie.
If you like Wes Anderson films, I say go for it. You’d probably like it but I suggest it as a date night movie not a family movie. If you’re not really into Wes Anderson films, then either watch it with people that are or avoid it altogether.
*I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a complimentary Blu-ray to view. Any and all opinions are my own.*