Watch Moonrise Kingdom full movie online free – This traveling angel satire is quick paced and fun to watch. All the supporting characters have a purpose for being there. The actors deliver and the love story between two teenagers is at moments convincing and at moments funny. Bruce Willis plays a local cop, boring but with a hearth. Edward Norton plays a camp leader stressed out and self centered. Bil Murray and Francis McDormand are husband and wife, lawyers, with a broken marriage. The only negative comment is that there are so many characters that have an arc that in the end the viewers is left with a feeling something is missing. An enjoyable movie.
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Moonrise Kingdom review by Citizenjared – A different approach
It seems there’s a divide between those who really enjoyed it and those who really did not. Very few in-betweens.
I believe Anderson does things differently for a reason. He demonstrated that you don’t need to know a character’s entire history to understand them or their circumstances. I read from a reviewer that they disliked the monotone style acting. Again, it’s an unconventional approach to acting, but gives it a likable feel. Everybody has a melancholy attitude and some sort of sad story. Their acting style shows, in my opinion, that they’re not happy nor completely sad, but simply in a gray area in life where they’re not sure what they should be.
There seems to be a standard of what good acting or good movies are supposed to be. The rigidity that some people have really blind them from what creativity the director is trying to convey. People tend to place a standard and can’t open their mind to new or different concepts.
The world set by Anderson is spelled out well by the narrator. The scenarios maintain a sense of realism, but there are moments (often quite funny) of unrealistic happenings. Taken from a rigid perspective, this could leave a person soured. However, if you view it from a perspective of perhaps a grandfather embellishing a story, then you can see why the abnormal tends to happen from time to time and you can really get what’s going on.
I guess what I’m trying to say, is that sometimes we need to let go of rules and expectations, and let the story be told. A seasoned director such as Anderson does things for a reason, and if you’re not getting it, you probably are one of those rigid people I mentioned in my blathering above.
Moonrise Kingdom review by BJBatimdb – Innocent, beautiful and brilliant fun
Despite the dreadful title, Moonrise Kingdom is simply wonderful.
Since his flying start with Bottle Rocket and the triumph of Rushmore, I felt that Wes Anderson had rather tottered off a true path. The Royal Tenenbaums was hit and miss, The Darjeeling Limited was too twee, and The Life Aquatic was simply AWFUL. I take against ANY film that wastes Bill Murray.
Moonrise Kingdom doesn’t repeat that error. Despite covering ground Anderson’s already visited to an extent in Rushmore, MK looks at a teenage crush with fresh eyes, and surrounds it with a fantastic cast of oddballs and misfits. Unlike his films where the characters are irritatingly quirky for the sake of it, these oddballs seem organic to their strange island home. Star among them is Ed Norton as Scout Master Ward, who looks as if he’s having the time of his life in shorts and woggles, in charge of a troop described as ‘beige lunatics’.
Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray all play their parts but never feel as though they’re elbowing for the spotlight, which keeps the mood kind, befitting the hearts of all involved in the search for runaway scout, Sam, and his pen-pal, Suzy.
Visually, it’s a feast of saturated colour and fabulous design, but – as with the best of Wes Anderson – the devil’s always in the detail. The laughs come from minutely observed accessories (keep an eye on the scouts’ badges!) and from throwaway truths. And the soundtrack is a great mix of wistful Western and classical pieces. Definitely buyable.
Anderson flirts with surrealism, but never gets Burtonesque, controlling his story with a firmer hand and to better effect. His situations might be bizarre, but the people in them are always painfully, wonderfully human. It’s also a rare film – one you could watch with your grandmother or your grandchildren, with only a couple of moments where young eyes would have to be covered, and no real violence or swearing.
There is an overwhelming feeling of innocence and good will throughout.
I loved it from the opening frames, and it only got better from there.
Moonrise Kingdom review by Marius Holman Penney – Anderson’s finest yet?
In the past, Anderson has whirled us from melancholy dreamscapes set deep below the Pacific to tales of inter-generation betrayals in the name of love, from doomed romances in Paris hotels to deliriously bizarre animal revolutions in the English countryside. But for all the retro-stylings his films so proudly wear, Moonrise Kingdom is Anderson’s first period piece – a tender love story set in the sepia-soaked sixties of Anderson’s youth that have worked their influence into every one of his movies. It is fitting that this film is his most childlike – not in any way any simpler than his other films (as anyone with an accurate memory of childhood will remember all it’s complexities; the way each trivial thing became a nest of thorns), but an accurate and deeply heartfelt depiction of childhood. It is not aiming to be as crushingly dramatic as Life Aquatic or as deeply tragic as Hotel Chevalier, because that wouldn’t be appropriate for the story it’s trying to tell. Instead, while still bearing Anderson’s still surprising streak of black humour (some acts of violence really catch you off-guard; then again, children are violent so hats off Wes), it is largely concerned with the dramas and tragedies of youth. Yes, it is less ambitious than say The Life Aquatic but it also has none of the flaws that that film does (and believe me, I am a massive Steve Zissou fan). Instead, it is perfectly executed, wonderfully acted poignant beauty, with fantastic performances across the board (especially from newcomers Gilman and Hayward). This, while not his most ambitious, is certainly Anderson’s most perfect work so far. You owe it to yourself to see this movie.
Moonrise Kingdom review by Davidgkimberley – Might be my favourite Wes Anderson film
The thing that I enjoy most about Wes Anderson films is that they each feel like a great adventure and in this sense I think Moonrise Kingdom is his best yet. It tells that tale of Sam, an orphan on scout camp, and Suzy, a misunderstood girl, as they run away together. At first I found the two actors playing the kids to be kind of limp but after a few minutes I warmed to them and I actually think they were both pretty good overall, particularly Jared Gilman who plays Sam and even more so knowing that it’s the first acting he’s ever done. The rest of the cast are all pursuing or helping them in some way and there a couple of sub-plots with the island’s policeman (played by Bruce Willis) and the parents of Suzy (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).
I thought that the rest of the cast was great. In fairness I am a bit biased because I love Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Frances McDormand but even so I have to say that they were all really good, especially Edward Norton who plays the scout master, and Bill Murray. There are also a couple of minor roles for Jason Schwartzman, Harvey Keital and Tilda Swinton who were also a lot of fun. Everyone in the cast fits into their role really well which is obviously exactly what you want, but not only is that the case for the main roles but also for the less important ones, like the scout troupe (especially Sam’s ‘enemy’), Suzy’s three brothers or the oddball narrator.
Cinematography wise I didn’t think this movie was particularly spectacular, especially in comparison to other Wes Anderson movies like ‘The Life Aquatic’ or ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’. There were a couple of shots that were cool though, some really long zoom outs (which sounds clichéd but it worked) and the doll house type ones that I love and think are awesome.
I wouldn’t expect to wet your pants laughing at any moment in ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ but it is funny. There are a couple of laugh out loud moments and as a whole the jokes are pretty sharp and intelligently done. The reason I like the humour in this movie is that it’s a part of the ambiance and feel of it, it won’t make you crack up but it will make you have a smile on your face for pretty much the whole thing and leave you feeling strangely happy.
That kind of ambiance is really why the movie is so good, and is possibly Wes Anderson’s best movie. The whole story is this fantastic blend of reality and child-like dreaming and it’s wonderful. At times I felt kind of nostalgic and sad that I’m not a kid anymore. On the other hand it feels like a tribute to those myths and dreams of being a child and it works so well. This is the kind of film that I feel I could watch over and over again, each time spotting something new but also feeling good and enjoying the overall purpose.
Definitely go and see it!
Moonrise Kingdom review by Bruno Wang – Fabulous Escapist Enteratinment
There’s no live-action director whose movies are more like animated films than Wes Anderson. It’s quite fitting that he ventured into stop- motion with “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”, because the line between that and his live work is thinner than it seems. And never has that been more true than with his new effort, “Moonrise Kingdom”.
Without a doubt, this movie has struck a nerve – in it’s limited-release opening weekend, it broke the all-time record for per-screen average at the box office (albeit on only five screens). Even now it’s only on 16 screens, but averaged a massive $54,000 per screen. By any measure, this film is a hit. I loved Anderson’s breakthrough film “Rushmore”, but I’ve been somewhat indifferent to most of what he’s done since. “Moonrise” is very successful at delivering what Wes Anderson delivers – an absurd, surreal experience – a little precious, maybe – but often quite funny and always interesting to look at. If he’s your cup of tea, I think you’ll like this one – it might be his strongest movie since “Rushmore”.Moonrise-Kingdom-007
Briefly, it’s the story of 12 year-old “Khaki Scout” Sam (Jared Gilman) an orphan in New England in 1965, an “emotionally disturbed” kid whose foster parents have decided “not to invite him back”. At a church performance of Benjamin Britten’s “Noah’s Flood” he meets 12 year-old Suzy (Kara Hayward), likewise troubled – estranged from her parents (Bill Murray, Frances McDormand) and sporting a violent streak, she lived for her binoculars, kitten and stolen library books. She and Sam hatch a plan to run away together as a hurricane bears down on tiny New Penzance Island, where she lives and his scout troop is holding their summer jamboree. This sets the town in a desperate search for them, including the affable police chief (Bruce Willis) and the well-meaning scoutmaster (Edward Norton).
You should know what to expect here – lots of self-conscious Anderson charm and interesting visual tricks. The movie is a kind of moving storybook, with lots of 360 pans, narrow-field shots as if seen through Suzy’s binoculars, and pastel lighting. As all Anderson’s films are, it’s a love letter to childhood and to social misfits. The adults are mostly well-meaning but hopelessly lost in relating to the kids. Childhood isn’t romanticized so much as fetishized – Sam and Suzy are hilariously frank with each other, including on the subject of sex (“It feels hard.” “Does it bother you?”) and Sam’s fellow scouts can be cruel, but also hold a reserve of “Us vs. Them” loyalty. Authority is despised (the social services lady refers to herself as “Social Services”) and only interested in destroying Sam’s uniqueness and forcing him to conform.
Obviously, Anderson isn’t going for reality any more than The Brothers Grimm were – but he is trying to shed some light on childhood using fantastical means. And he largely succeeds, thanks in part to Gilman and Hayward’s straightforward charm. I suspect that many of the folks paying to see this movie don’t realize that they’re the ones Anderson is making fun of, but that’s part of the fun in watching an Anderson film. Bruno Wang says: This is escapist entertainment, and how much you care to read meaning into it is entirely up to you.
Moonrise Kingdom review by Jimmy Collins – Pretty sweet and charming.
Moonrise Kingdom is one of those movies best enjoyed on a quiet afternoon, sit back and just bask in the childish story taking place in front of your eyes. First and foremost I will say that I think this movie is definitely a kids romance, just without the cheesy stuff you see in other such children’s fare like the wimpy kid franchise, and for the adults it has a subplot dealing with the parents and other eccentric characters of the town. The driving force of the film is the young cast, Jared Hilman, who I think looks like a miniature Rainn Wilson, and Kara Hayward are electric together on screen, and their quirky eccentricities are perfectly matched, the chemistry between the two just lights up the screen and you’re rooting for them from the get go.
The supporting cast are good also, it’s nice to see Bruce Williston doing something totally different, at this point in his career it’s great that he is so comfortable in his career that he’s willing to do a movie such as this, and a personal favourite of mine, Tilda Swinton is also very cool and wonderful. The only time I ever thought the film suffered was when it focused on the adults more than the children, in those parts it seemed as though it didn’t know if it was a kids movie for adults of an adults movie that kids can also enjoy, it lost it’s balance for a little while but that aside the movie is pretty good all the way through.
You’d have to be a bit of a grouch to not enjoy this quirky romance, it has a bit of everything, so hopefully you’ll see it and really enjoy it, and let’s hope we see a lot more of the exceptionally talented young cast.