Sorry folks, it’s true. Having just seen Moonrise Kingdom, I’m of the opinion that Wes Anderson is the new Tim Burton. Allow me to draw some sad, disappointing parallels:
|Tim Burton||Wes Anderson|
|Pale protagonist with dark eye makeup.||Precocious outcast boy.|
|Pale romantic lead with dark eye makeup who’s trying to fix/save the protagonist.||Outcast girl with heavy eye makeup and ‘60s hairstyle.|
|“Bom, bom bom”-style music by Danny Elfman.||“Plink, plink, zap”-style music by Mark Mothersbaugh.|
|Plot unimportant, there’ll be plenty of “kooky” mishaps and “black” humour.||Plot unimportant, though it’s always a precocious boy being precocious and getting the girl in a whimsical fashion. Expect plenty of twee.|
|Johnny Depp.||Bill Murray.|
I’m sure the original progenitors of the “become so bad it makes all your old, previously good stuff suck”, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, are looking forward to having a twee addition to their dismal collective.