I think that the writing of this film is really well-done. As a coming-of-age film, it works perfectly. The characters are dynamic and the story details the metaphorical implications of their experiences. Yet this film stands out even farther because it has the Wes Anderson touch. His style of quirky humor is expertly incorporated throughout. The dialogue is quickly paced and witty, while still matching the naturalistic feel of the genre.
The film is also superbly executed. The cinematography is a little rougher than usual, as Anderson attempts to go over-the-top, however, this is definitely purposeful and a good decision to match the plot of the film. The production design is excellent. The way in which the film is periodized is very effective, and the color scheme is great, indicative of the tone of the film. The acting is also extremely strong, with Edward Norton, Lucas Hedges, and Jason Schwartzman delivering my favorite performances in the film. Each of them dove into their roles, and the result is amazing.
Overall, "Moonrise Kingdom" is an excellent film. It is an easy, quick watch, especially for fans of Wes Anderson. If you have yet to see it, I highly recommend it, as it is currently on Netflix.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.