Sunday, January 29, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom - Trailer Review

When I saw the "Trailer for Moonrise Kingdom" at the theaters, my first thoughts were quirky, and awkward.  The I saw that the film was directed by Wes Anderson, then with a slap on my forehead , I realized why.  When you think of Wes Anderson, you automatically think of "The Darjeeling Limited,"  " The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," and "The Royal Tenenbaums."  If you enjoyed any of these films, you will most likely want to check out "Moonrise Kingdom." 


The trailer shows two kids, about 12 years-old, running away from their 1960's New England town and hiding out in an wilderness area.  Sam, nerdy  Boy Scout  (Jared Gilman) and schoolmate Suzy (Kara Hayward) cause a local panic as they go missing.  Featuring an all star cast including Bruce Willis as the local sherriff, Edward Norton as Sam's Boy Scout leader, as well as Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Harvey Keitel.  


Just watching the trailer transports you back to the mid-sixties with the toned down colors that Anderson uses to give the film a home movie feel.  The period music, and the innocence of the age are portrayed, if not accurately, but as we remember them.  Due out on May 16th, 2012.