Thursday, January 12, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

The trailer for Wes Anderson's latest - in which the twee, quirky residents of a twee, quirky seaside town awkwardly pursue a twee, quirky 12 year-old couple who've run off together in advance of a coming storm - looks kind of like a cross between an NPR dramatization and a live-action/period version of "Peanuts."



Oh, calm down. I kid because I love. I'm interested to see how Anderson's signature style works with the kids-who-seem-like-adults angle rather than the adult-children routine he more-typically operates from.

8 comments:

David (The Pants) said...

Oh it looks good!

Chris said...

Was anything in that video supposed to be funny? Or am I so dead inside that I didn't get any of the jokes?

Maybe this is like Family Circus... and I hate Family Circus.

Mads said...

not haha-funny. It is a little funny that a 12yearold does watercolor nudes, and that his mother would describe him doing it that way.

It is a little funny to see bruce willis as an aging sherrif.

It's a little funny that Bill Murray would drink cheap wine and chop down trees and wear no shirt to deal with his apparent grief.

They're not jokes. They just are. That's the point, I suppose.

biomechanical923 said...

I think this movie looks really good. I love the quirky dry character humor of Wes Anderson and Christopher Guest movies (ironically, I hated Juno).

I'm probably going waaaaay out on a limb here, but it looks like this movie could involve some subtle commentary on the "age of consent" debate. The antagonistic characters include an alcoholic father and a camp counselor hunting down some kids trying to have an innocent summer romance. It's like a satire of people who are screaming to lower the age of consent laws, lashing out at young love. As if they're saying "If we can't have sex with your kids then kids can't have sex with each other!"

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the protagonist channeling Anton Chigurh in the opening of the trailer?

I know a lot of people love him, but I never saw the appeal of Wes Anderson movies. I absolutely hated The Royal Tenenbaums and have never been able to get into any of his other movies. The style is just trying way too hard. I hate to bring out a hackneyed phrase, but Anderson's movies are the hipsters of the film world.

biomechanical923 said...
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biomechanical923 said...

@ Anonymous

[quote=Anonymous] I know a lot of people love him, but I never saw the appeal of Wes Anderson movies. I absolutely hated The Royal Tenenbaums and have never been able to get into any of his other movies. The style is just trying way too hard. I hate to bring out a hackneyed phrase, but Anderson's movies are the hipsters of the film world.[/quote]

Anderson movies are full of idiosyncratic misfits... these movies tend to appeal to real misfits.

Hipsters just do idiosyncratic things on purpose to feel unique.

[edited to add quotation]

Dylan Green said...

Wes Andersons formula certainly hasn't lost its charm, and I'm really interested in seeing if said formula can translate well from the POV of a pair of children this time around, seeing as how the more accomplished members of the cast seem to be supporting players. Either way, very excited!!!! :D