MINI REVIEW: Wes Anderson is without a doubt one of my favourite directors. Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel are both favourites of mine, and it goes without saying that Moonrise Kingdom is worthy to be classified one of his best films. Moonrise Kingdom is a fun and moving film, full of sweetness and cynicism.
Love, young love, what we would all give to be able to re-live those wonderful and evolutionary years. Innocence flourishing into awareness of the new and ‘moving’. Moonrise Kingdom is not only a love story, but a film encapsulating the true meaning of pure love. We follow two young people, at the brink of tipping into maturity, who are in love and have come to the conclusion that the only way for them to be together is to elope. The way this story is told breathes an air of seriousness, but constantly gives reason for smiles and even laughter. I do find it difficult to watch this film with a dry eye, it’s plain sweet!
Wes Anderson presents us with endearing characters in Sam and Suzy, whilst also treating us to a stellar cast, including the likes of Harvey Keitel and Bill Murray. But it’s the children in this film that elevate to a new level of grandeur. We’ve all lived through the years when most things were plain and simple, and perhaps even felt the pure love that Sam and Suzy feel, as a result this film is relatable and even moving. Moonrise Kingdom provides great entertainment and is a celebration of pure love, full of meaning.
One of the beautiful things about Wes Anderson films are his use of symmetry, and Moonrise Kingdom is no exception to the rule, as such we present you with 7 great uses of symmetry in Moonrise Kingdom, enjoy!
1 Reason For Alarm Ahead
2 The All Seeing Eyes
3 Windmill Of Emotion
4 In The Dark, A Saint
5 The Boy
6 The Girl
7 Shock Therapy