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I still haven't quite put my finger on it, but ultimately I think MK just feels really shallow. It's missing all of the character development and melancholy that his other films had. It had all the visual fluff and knolling and quirky immature adults/overly mature kids without making any attempt to point out how fucked up that sort of behavior is or establish context for why all these characters are outcasts.
IMO putting children in both lead roles was also a bad choice because Anderson's flavour of humour depends so much on its delivery. Most of their lines came off as awkward instead of dry or sardonic. It kind of made me realize how important repeats like Murray, Wilson, Schwartzman, Dafoe etc. are to Anderson's films.
That took way too long to type out and I still don't feel like it came out right. I agree that this newest trailer makes me a bit nervous, but I'm still excited to see the film
I've only seen the movie once, but I don't agree with this statement. I love the kids in Royal Tenenbaums and I think that the children characters in MK are natural extensions of this experience.
Re: Bolded Part - I've had this experience with so many films, it's never a pleasurable experience.
Not sure how libraries are in Canada, but libraries in major American cities have almost every piece of media you'd want to consume. It's awesome.