July 1, 2012
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Before I get to what I thought of Moonrise Kingdom, I think a little context is in order: I’ve never really been a Wes Anderson fan. Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums are usually cited as his best films. I turned Rushmore off halfway through because I found Jason Schwartzman’s Max Fischer insufferable. After that, I couldn’t bring myself to watch Tenenbaums.
That’s not to say I hate all his movies. Fantastic Mr. Fox had its moments, and Bottle Rocket made good use of the Wilson brothers. But neither film really knocked me out.
To put it more succinctly, I wasn’t tremendously hopeful for Moonrise Kingdom.
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