Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Moonrise Kingdom

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Moonrise Kingdom – Opening May 16, 2012

I missed this trailer when it was first released a while ago, but now that it’s featured on the IMDB home page, I had the fortune to catch it despite its peculiar title. It’s a fitting moniker for a film that looks downright bizarre, but what else would you expect from director Wes Anderson? His last live-action film, “The Darjeeling Limited,” was my favorite film of 2007, and the Oscar-nominated animated feature “Fantastic Mr. Fox” was pretty great too. Now, Anderson is back to using well-known actors in funky outfits to tell this story that centers on children, and from the looks of it in the trailer, these kids are going to be having a blast. What works so well about the trailer is the moody music and melodramatic scenes, turning the hunt for two young lovers into a search-and-rescue operation of the highest dramatic proportions. I’m pleased to see that, along with Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, and Edward Norton, who I’d see in just about anything, are also in the cast. As usual, the cinematography and art direction is stylized and mesmerizing, and this looks to be one of the most unique and hypnotic films of the spring.

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