No one in this flik was noteworthy and some of the old farts were comparatively shabby performers. Save your money and avoid this silly, cheaply made and uninteresting story. The entire film reeks of an amatuer effort.
I saw Moonrise Kingdom and was very disappointed. Cheap and story of very little interest.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/27/2012|
It should be animated. After seeing Fantastic Mr. Fox I decided that all of his movies should be animated.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/07/2012|
Flik? Yeah, I'm going to take your opinion seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/07/2012|
Why in the world would you expect anything good from Wes Anderson?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/07/2012|
I saw it recently, and I thought it was awesome. Mid-40's, white, graduate degreed professional. I guess it appeals to a certain demographic.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/07/2012|
The promos turned me off.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/07/2012|
Overly formal to the point of suffocating any incipient life out of it. And a whole lot of smug rich-east-coast-white-people air to it. Totally unrelatable and lacking human emotion.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/07/2012|
Hell, I've never even heard of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/07/2012|
Loved it. Totally charming.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/07/2012|
I absolutely loved it - charming, well directed and acted, real story telling where some characters are well developed and only parts of others are. i guess I align with R5's demographic.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/07/2012|
Wes Anderson could swallow a roll of Kodak film and shit out a movie that critics will automatically over praise. His biggest uhh hum "hit" was "The Royal Tenenbaums" that was a snoozefest. The rest no one bothered seeing.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/07/2012|
Wes Anderson perversely gets off on making his performers look stupid. That kid couldn't say his lines worth a damn and when he got struck by lightning and his face turned black he looked like a total idiot. If I had been Edward Norton I would have refused to wear those scoutmaster hot pants.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/07/2012|
What R11 said. I liked Anderson's first film best. I am not sure he's grown as a person or as a film-maker. But we only have a handful of good ones here, so we have to praise them regardless of the quality of their work.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/07/2012|
Movies like this one and the Royal Tennenbaums just try too fucking hard to be quirky. So tired of this whole category of flicks. I refuse to go see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/07/2012|
He needs to stick with animation. FANTASTIC MR FOX is by far his best film.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/10/2012|
"Bottle Rocket" and "Rushmore" are both classics, but I've found everything else of his since a little too cold, yet filled with forced whimsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/10/2012|
We saw this one yesterday. Quirky, cute story, unexpected turns, interesting offbeat look. Thumbs up from us.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/10/2012|
R19, clearly you are too old and bitter to get it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/11/2012|
This contains SPOILERS in case anyone wants to waste their money seeing this crummy film.
"Charming?" What in hell was "charming" about this movie?!
All the adults are unattractive losers who seem deeply depressed. Everyone in the film talks in a lifeless monotone, even the children. The two young "lovers" are intelligent but deeply emotionally disturbed (this is made clear in the movie) and are so lacking in affect and remorse as to appear sociopathic.
A "charming" movie where the girl heroine stabs another child in the back with a pair of scissors? Where's the "charm" in a little dog getting killed by an arrow shot through its neck? How "charming" is it to see two 12 year olds french-kissing and hearing that the tongue-kissing has made the boy "hard?"
The fans of this movie must have a few screws loose, because this is nothing but a crapfest. I've heard Wes Anderson's movies tend to be a very similar and that he has diehard fangurls who swoon over his edgy brilliance. They must all be batshit crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/11/2012|
r21 your cool. r22 your just a sad person.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/14/2012|
People are so used to dumbed-down Hollywood formula drek that anything that isn't is attacked as boring and pretentious.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/14/2012|
Even Wes Anderson doesn't like Wes Anderson films. He believes his films reveal "the king has no clothes" minded film types.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/15/2012|
Only Tilda Swinton brought any life to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/15/2012|
One reviewer called his style "smug eccentricity".
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/16/2012|
but I had fun with this movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/17/2012|
I have to agree that Moonrise Kingdom is a bore ...I mean, you've seen one moonrise, you've seen them all. Even though I haven't seen it, I can't recommend this film.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/17/2012|
It's one of those movies that I really don't know how I feel about. Part of me found it charming. Part of me found it cloying. All of me finds it inconsequential and I'd recommend that anyone going to see it not expect anything other than that in order to enjoy it (or not) for what it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/17/2012|
I liked the cat!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/18/2012|
Late to the party on this one, but I found it insufferably arch. Why can't Anderson let his actors talk to each other, rather than at each other? I understand what he's doing, but it left me feeling that there wasn't a genuine moment in the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/27/2012|
OP, why are you surprised? Have you never seen a Wes Anderson film? This one was typical: stunted man-child-type-guys, some of whom are in fact children, share their love of irony with each other, while inappropriately sexual women tease them, and the camera moves very slowly from left to right, over and over again.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/27/2012|
He's like Woody Allen, if Woody Allen was a constipated WASP.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/27/2012|
And yet the Data Lounge can't get enough of Les Mis.
Wes Anderson's films aren't for everyone, but you watch one scene and you know you're watching a Wes Anderson film. Very, very few filmmakers have that kind of impact. Fashion magazines are still doing fashion spreads based on the Royal Tenenbaums based on the film's costumes - I can't think of too many other films that have that kind of longevity.
I also find his films to often be hilarious and moving, if uneven. They're not emotional in an over the top kind of way, but that's the sort of emotions that lots of people, like me, relate to. I've linked to an Anderson-centric tumblr that I found the other day.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/27/2012|
I agree, R24 and R38.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/27/2012|
this movie was turturous
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/27/2012|
I found it a mildly amusing movie but nothing new oe terribly interesting and, again, a great deal less interesting than the myriad of great tv shows we have right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/27/2012|
My favorite live-action Wes Anderson film. I thought it was delightful, one of my favorites of the year.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/27/2012|
WA makes quiet films full of style and nuance. Not for everybody, but if it suits you, you'll be charmed for a few hours.
I love this film, it's like a macaron.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/27/2012|
I liked the kids with the exception of the two lead. She looks like Lana del Ray. Hated that the dog got killed. Overall I agree it's just way over the top in its twee-ness. Great Rhode Island locations though.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/27/2012|
Collectively, DataLounge doesn't like anything unless it has at least 30 years of nostolgia behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/27/2012|
One of the most overrated movies of the year. Like a little kids movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/27/2012|
R7 nailed it. Only hipsters who are impressed by shiny cinematic distraction - the children talk like adults, and the color schemes are so retroactively innovative! - like this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/27/2012|