Last night, we saw Moonrise Kingdom. So now I have to tuck my shirts in for awhile. Gosh, I love Wes Anderson. He really hits the mark. The children in the movie are in a golden bubble of innocence where everything is simple and sweet -even when they think their little messes are insurmountable. Meanwhile the adults' lives really are in a torrent!
Moonrise Kingdom is absolutely Anderson. For all those people who say that they just don't get Life Aquatic and thought it was terrible, don't even bother with this. It felt like Anderson really embraced his idiosyncratic pacing for once. I mean, he uses these long, slow shots in his other movies, but in this one they are central to how the story is told. It might get old if you were impatient or not a fan. I though it was brilliant.
There's not as much of the franticness of Darjeeling Ltd. or Fantastic Mister Fox. A slight relief.
The casting was so good that I forgot to mind that there were no Wilson brothers.