Wes Anderson creates fantastic films
taking place in an alternate world (with the exception of THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX) almost like our own and each film has their
formula of people with a dead parent, interesting music choices (David Bowie sung in Portuguese in LIFE AQUATIC comes to mind),
romance, a character for Bill Murray to play, and little facts about the places being inserted into the story. It has a nostaglia for a time of innocence. A time that people want to be true and better
than the world they fight against. Sam is an orphan who wants to belong and he wants to be loved.
is set on an idyllic New England island called New Penzance.
A 12 year old orphan, Sam Shakusky, is attending a Khaki Scout camp when he decides to run away with Suzy Bishop (the
girl he is in love with). Sam brings camping equipment while Suzy brings along
her cat, six books, and a record player. Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis)- the island
sheriff, Suzy’s attorney parents (played by Bill Murray and Frances McDormand), and the Khaki Scouts search for Sam
and Suzy as a storm inches closer to their area.
INSIDE MOONRISE KINGDOM
is a quick three minute promotional featurette
WELCOME TO THE ISLAND
OF NEW PENZANCE is a series of four mini-featurettes (on Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray,
and Wes Anderson) narrated by the narrator of the film (who stays in character).
SET TOUR WITH BILL MURRAY is an amusing
tour of the set of the film with Bill.
FINAL ANALYSIS: MOONRISE KINGDOM is
a quirky tale from Wes Anderson. It has charm, romance, and characters with their
own quirks, and little details that make this a movie to enjoy and watch over again.
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