Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom Is Eye Candy

I went to see a sold-out showing of Moonrise Kingdom on opening night at the Union Square theater, and I don't regret a minute of the waiting in line I did to get into the theater. I've long been a fan of Wes Anderson's movies, and this is my favorite of his films so far. Watching Moonrise Kingdom I was totally absorbed in the story of Suzy and Sam's romance. While watching other Anderson films, I've occasionally been distracted from the story by clever sets and perfectly composed scenes. Here he strikes a perfect balance between his stylized world and telling a unique and compelling story. Don't worry, this movie is still as wacky as Anderson's previous films, and the sets, costumes and art direction give you lots for your eyes to feast upon. Plus, the acting is top-notch. I was especially impressed with Bruce Willis, who plays a police officer on the small island. Go see this as soon as you get the chance, I promise you won't be disappointed.


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