I plan to see both but if could only choose one it would be Moonrise Kingdom (seeing tomorrow) because I am a huge Wes Anderson fan.
Gay, I already risk preciosity, so I don't think Wes Anderson should be on my diet.
The trailer for Moonrise Kingdom almost sent me screaming from the theater, it was so "precious".
Moonrise Kingdom looks so saccharine. I got a toothache from the trailer.
Safety Not Guaranteed
I saw Moonrise Kingdom. It was okay, but not nearly as good as I had expected. And I can't imagine why Frances McDormand and Edward Norton took those roles.
I love Wes Anderson to pieces, so definitely Moonrise Kingdom.
I saw them both at the Seattle International Film Fest. SNG, def! Starts out funny, then deepens emotionally. The writer won the top scribbling prize at Sundance. I agree with the above posters. MK was mannered and self-consciously cute, imo. I prefer his previous effort, the "Darjeeling Express."
I have never liked any of Anderson's movies - too self involved. I hated that Darjeeling thing and despised Royal tannenbaum.
Moonrise Kingdom is designed to be a meh mood. There was a lot of underused talent and it repeats themes from his previous films. See it on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I'd put it behind Royal Tennebaums, Fantastic Mr Fox, Life Aquatic, and Bottle Rocket all of which are in my top 50 movies. Darjeeling and Rushmore left me cold, too, but his "worst" movie is still better than 99% of what's out there.
I saw "Moonrise Kingdom." It was one of the worst movie experiences I ever had. It was just so BAD. I left the theater literally sick; I has a headache and a queasy stomach. The person I saw the movie with hated it, too.
For some reason, critics mostly loved this execrable movie. They used words like "charming" and "hilarious" to describe it. Well, I found it to be one of the most charmless movies I've even seen. And as for it being "hilarious"...well, at the screening I attended not one person laughed during the entire movie. I think I heard a few groans, thought.
The characters are all a bunch of unattractive, depressed losers who speak in lifeless, deadpan voices. Even the children seem like jaded adults. I've heard this is a typical device that Wes Anderson is known for.
I later found out this was a Wes Anderson movie, and that all his movies are relatively the same. I guess they're an acquired taste; he has some rabid, nutty fangurls who never get tired of talking about his "brilliance." I'll probably never watch another one of his movies again, especially since I found out he has a penchant for killing dogs in them.
Oh please, OP. We all know you want to see Magic Mike. Stop pretending your "deep."
I've seen and enjoyed both but would give the edge to Moonrise.
I love Wes Anderson, and "Rushmore" remains one of my all-time favorite films, but "Moonrise Kingdom" sucked. Sorry.
"I has a headache" "Thought"
So sorry! I HAD a headache. And it's "though" instead of "thought." I know how much typos like that annoy some people here; I'm glad I caught it before the proverbial "oh, dear" showed up.
Moonrise Kingdom was a smug bore. At least the first 30 minutes was.
I put Moonrise in the ranks of I heart Huckabees. Truly among the worst films ever made. The cinematography was dreary and dull, the overall film even worse.
Except that I ♥ Huckabees is one of the best movies I've ever seen.
I do not understand people that hate that movie. I imagine they must be really dull or something.
"Safety" is a terrific film.
It was all I could do to sit through the trailer of "Moonrise" without gouging out my eyes and eardrums - what a piece of shit.
LOVED Safety Not Guaranteed. Best movie of the summer.
Moonrise Kingdom, meh.
Safety Not Guaranteed is stupendous.
[quote]The writer won the top scribbling prize at Sundance.
Well deserved. Great script. But yeah, let's not call it "scribbling."
I loved "Safety Not Guaranteed." The first movie I've seen in a long time where the audience applauded at the end.
I will probably see "Moonrise Kingdom" but I do have some ambivalence about Wes Anderson. I loved "Rushmore" and I really enjoyed "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" but some of the others just made me cranky.
"Moonrise Kingdom was a smug bore. At least the first 30 minutes was."
Take it from me: the whole damn movie was a smug bore.
I especially hated the two "lovers", two mentally disturbed characters who are are of 12 years old. In one scene they tentatively explore each other sexually and the 12 year old gets a hard-on. How sweet. BARF!
I liked Huckabees, too.
Huckabees is not an Anderson film....
I hated MK until the last 30 minutes and thought movie got better. Francis was too old for role Tilda in makeup looks like Greer Garson Bill Murray looked like he had a foot and a half in the grave...
SNG is not playing in my hick town....
I've seen Safety Not Guaranteed and loved it. A really wonderful script that totally upends your expectations and keeps you guessing while offering a thoroughly satisfying romance.
Moonrise Kingdom was the most arch, cute, whimsical piece of crap around. Safety Not Guaranteed is actually a really good, well-written, and well-acted movie. No comparison.
WAtch "A Little Romance" if you wish to see a truly moving film about pre-adolesence and love.
This soul-less, precious, contrived, self-conscious "film" has nothing to do with an artistic or emotional experience.
I liked Safety not Guaranteed, and that's quite something, because I have a VERY difficult time watching Aubrey P.
Moonrise Kingdom had a pretty yellow tinge to it, and a few artistic gimmicks, but nothing more. It's overrated and pretty vapid, even if you account for stylization.
I don't know why so many hipster celebs sucked up to MK. Surely they'd seen better, what with all of them being accomplished cinephiles.