The sets are like picturesque paintings,
Costumes are inked to a crisp.
Bright, primary colours on the canvas
With colourful characters to complement.
It’s like being in a picture book:
The world’s so beautiful
You won’t know where to look.
Characters are a charm.
‘Less Is More’ people say,
And for them this is their day.
Intricate and balanced
Considering the 1960s setting,
The plot is also simple
Although it will make you smile,
Make a sad mood turn like a dial.
A mixture of quirkiness, sadness
And sheer utter joy
You too will fall in love with girl and boy.
Big names appear,
A cross over from the mainstream
In reality isn’t something to fear.
Rather than sink, they do float
And despite their past stream
At credits’ end, you’re bound to redeem.
It’s of typical Wes Anderson flare
And if you don’t like his others
Perhaps you should take care,
Settle on something shallower
With much less dare.
But if not –
Grab your nearest scout uniform,
Run to your nearby cinema,
Pitch your tent out front,
Grab your matchsticks, light a fire,
Read a collection of books by the light;
Against any authority, put up a fight.
Avoid harmful armed bullies,
And escaping camp dorms.
Just like this poem.
Before you know it
It’s all over
And you’re released
From its enchanting clover.
Moonrise Kingdom is in cinemas now.