Oh Wes…

Only a few hours ago I saw the new Wes Anderson film, Moonrise Kingdom. Anderson hit another home run.

Moonrise Kingdom is a love story, the best love story I’ve seen portrayed in a while because it is an innocent love, and to me the purest kind. Anderson brought to life the feelings I’ve missed out on for quite some time, those feelings of first love.

Don’t worry, Anderson hasn’t gone soft on us. The characters are unique as you would expect and the star-studded cast makes the depressing adult world so perfect.

The love story is between two pre-teens, just barely coming into puberty. While all the adults portrayed in Moonrise Kingdom are, for lack of a better word, pathetic. There is no soul left in any of them, they’ve lost the whimsy that these kids see in life. This same whimsy is what Anderson does so well in expressing through his films.

I love that Anderson has original ideas that emphasize his strange and wonderful style rather than taking-away from it. Unlike Tim Burton, Anderson maintains both originality and his own style with his films.

Moonrise Kingdom may be my favourite Wes Anderson film yet, although The Royal Tenenbaums is certainly a tough one to beat. I throughly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good chuckle, a smile, and just a little oddness.


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