“That’s not a safe altitude”: Moonrise Kingdom

Do you ever change your mind about a work, or act, or a person? 



Last year I saw "Moonrise Kingdom" and hated it. Unbearably cute, I thought. But then I started to remember it with affection, how preposterously droll it was. (See above.)

Then I saw about a thousand reviewers love it, and even nominate it for Best Picture. And then I came across this jaw-dropping interactive version of the script, shoot, and movie. 

And now I have to admit, I liked "Moonrise Kingdom." 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

3 thoughts on ““That’s not a safe altitude”: Moonrise Kingdom

  1. I changed my mind about Oliver Stone’s “Platoon”. When it came out I was a kid who saw hating war movies as the logical extension of hating war, and deeply expected any talk about the Vietnam War to be an exercise in getting America’s “Dolchstosslegende” crammed down my throat. In short I was letting the movie get tarred by the same brush as Rambo and all the 80’s right wing pop culture shit.

    Now I love that movie. It’s one of the only US made war movies, I don’t find repulsive.


  2. Don’t change my mind about movies very often (in fact, I’m having a hard time coming up with an example), but music frequently. Used to dislike Shostakovich, for instance, and now can’t get enough. Same with Motown when it was new, which I didn’t appreciate until the 1970s Change my mind about people all the time, unless it’s somebody I love/admire, and then feelings tend to be unwaveringly faithful.

    Glad you jumped on the “Moonrise Kingdom” bandwagon. I thought “The Royal Tennenbaums” was too twee and overpraised, but the “The Life Aquatic” and “Moonrise” struck me as the work of a successful artist.


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