Thorne Miniature Room Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago as I watched the film. These miniature rooms bear a certain resemblance to the look of a Wes Anderson film. Whether they look like one of the cottage rooms from Anderson’s opening scene or instead take their design from 17th France, these miniature rooms all share a perfect design with a hint of elegance and intimacy. In a similar way after seven features, cinephiles have come to recognize the Wes Anderson design within seconds of its playing- goldenrod hues, dysfunctional characters (lots of them) and always set to a rockin' soundtrack. His style is wonderful and cleverly pronounced, though never over done. Unfortunately, not the same can be said about his characters.
We have seen Anderson do this before with the distant brothers in The Darjeeling Limited, the incompetent, revenge-seeking marine men of The Life Aquatic with SteveZissou and most famously with the hyper-dysfunctional family of The RoyalTenenbaums. His consistent, cutting edge style has made him arguably the most recognizable director working today. This unique influx of elegance and the deliberately bad make his movies such a joy to watch. It mirrors the same fascination we have with watching videos other people failing and being able to only experience their pain vicariously and with a lots of laughter. All in all though, Moonrise Kingdom is much more worth your time than 90 minutes on Fail Blog.