Day #150: Elite Gymnastics – “We Don’t Dream Anymore”
Well, I can scratch seeing Moonrise Kingdom off of the To-Do List. Done and done.
My reaction? Well… it’s um… uh… I don’t know. It just didn’t resonate. Don’t get me wrong. I like a Wes Anderson movie just as much as the next nerdy white kid, and Moonrise Kingdom was one of the very few movies that I was jazzed to see this year. But, the man has created an inescapable niche. A carefully crafted, isolated universe. And it’s pretty to look at — this one, set in 1965, is a lovely, living Kodachrome (not Instagram!). And it’s a universe who’s rapid-fire, deadpan conversations are amusing. But it is formula. A formula was once described by someone as “boredom art.” And even with the imaginative potential of a story that has young, adventurous children at its center, nothing has changed.
Overall reaction: Good, but better in moderation.
Favorite Movie Wisdom: Tree-chopping relieves stress, but finish the job before nodding off.
Miscellaneous: Frances Ford Coppola’s son, Roman, wrote some of the screenplay. Devo frontman, Mark Mothersbaugh, wrote some of the music.