Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - A Hand-drawn Cinematic Experience

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Film Poster

Mumbai, India, Sept 21, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Through Web Anderson’s lens and the orchestral framework, the world appeared to be more candid and real. An adolescent love story based on two adolescents set up in 1965, the film has all the elements to keep the audiences glued to the big screen for ninety-four minutes.

The show stealer, Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) is an orphan running from boy scouts and foster parents leaving his scout leader and guardian sheriff Captain Sharp. Suzy (Kara Hayward) is the only rebellious daughter and the eldest child of married lawyers (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand). So what happens when these two twelve year olds head off for a prosperous and bight future? Yes, 12 year olds!!

So the story is easily recognizable, as most of us have gone through the phase of naïve blunderings, foolish notions and mindless conflicts in our early teens. So disobeying the code of conduct set by the world, these kids are too determined to set themselves free and set a world of their own in what the island they would like to name ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. The plot is easily relatable and gives one a convincing lump of nostalgia.

Each character is crisp, defined and contemporaneous. The adult group did full justice to their part as the kids undoubtedly stole the show. Anderson has played wonderfully with the idea of two socially awkward kids getting together.

If you love Wes Anderson, you'll love this: the mid 60’s make an incredible visual on display. Overall, watching this quirky-unusual-crazy romance ensures one an unforgettable and hand drawn cinematic experience.

Watch the trailer of Moonrise Kingdom

Director: Wes Anderson
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Cast: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bob Balaban