Film Review of Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom (12A)
Director: Wes Anderson
Release Date: 25th May 2012
Sixteen years ago, Wes Anderson created a film by the name of Bottle Rocket – it was his directorial debut, along with the acting debut of Luke and Owen Wilson. Now, seven movies in and Anderson is working with juggernauts like Bruce Willis and George Clooney. His latest piece of work, Moonrise Kingdom, is about two young lovers who flee their isolated hometown in New England and are persued by the local sheriff, scouts and parents.
isolated one, but Moonrise’s picturesque scenery are the most beautiful Anderson has ever chosen.
The film also has a pretty strong script, with no cliche’s in sight. Moonrise is one of those films where (I need to use a cliche for this) actions do genuinely
speak louder than words and, if anything, Moonrise is perhaps the funniest film Anderson and Coppola have written.
like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissoudid.Over all, it’s an incredibly beautiful film and the best that Wes Anderson has made yet. It’s hard for directors to top their back-catalogue, but Anderson has
and if one were to pick three of Anderson’s best films, Moonrise Kingdom would be one of them. It’s funny, poigniant, sad at times and the scenery is simply superb. This film will make you laugh and pluck your heart-strings ’till the credits roll.