Wes Anderson's new film may be charming, but it's domesticated to a fault
Even when Hurricane Maybelline descends on the island, there is never any sense of mortal danger, emotional or otherwise. At one point Sam gets cold-cocked by a bolt of lightning, quickly rises as his head still smokes, and announces, "I'm okay." I don't think anyone in the audience was surprised. Even the possibility of the Great Flood itself washing everything away seems a bit of a skin game.
As his characters do, Wes likes his toys. I like his toys as well. But I wonder if it might be time for him, like Sam and Suzy, to grow up a little and put away some childish things. He can feel free to hold onto the portable turntable, though — especially if he puts on some old Stones records.
MOONRISE KINGDOM opens Fri/1 in San Francisco.
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