Anticipating Moonrise Kingdom
I’ve been looking forward to the new film Moonrise Kingdom (directed by Wes Anderson) for a long time now, ever since my brother told me about it and I first watched the trailer. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, and like me, have a penchant for comedy in the vein of weird-and-wacky plus off-the-wall plus a large dose of irony (a-la Submarine or The Science of Sleep), you really should check it out here.
The film doesn’t open here in the Netherlands for a couple of weeks yet, but it premiered yesterday as the opener at the annual Cannes Film Festival. It’s already being panned in places, despite the heavy-hitting cast (I guess I am wondering how Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Owen Wilson will gel together!) From what I can tell, I think I am going to love it, or in the very least be amused for a couple of hours by it, but there’s always the chance that all the hilarity has already been jammed into the two minutes worth of trailer. I’ll let you know what I think when I do see it, and in the meantime I’m continuing to chuckle over the character posters below (you can see all seven of the interactive posters here, if you are also so inclined). So, are you hanging out for Moonrise Kingdom like I am?