Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
So during New Years Eve we decided two rent a couple of films while waiting for it to almost be the new year. One of them was Moonrise Kingdom so here's how that turned out.
Plot: Twelve-year-old orphan Sam Shakusky who is attending a Khaki Scout summer camp in a New England island. One day he decides to run away with his pen pal Suzy. The other scouts and Suzy's parents chase after them while they hid in a cove and fall in love.
This was a very amusing but...eccentric movie. It's funny, dramatic, romantic, and almost all of it is done that's just weird yet actually entertaining way. The romance between Sam and Suzy is very cute yet messed up with some of the things they do considering their age. The Khaki Scouts had a good amount of wit, especially with how they were trying to catch Sam with their weapons. And the film had an interesting choice of star power such as Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis. It has a nice story that's told in a very quiet yet clever pace, cute characters, a very nice amount of wit and is just altogether a good film that you're likely to enjoy.