Written October 31, 2009
Good costumes etc, but the script was hard to follow and the 'lesson' at the end was too obscured for children to capture.
Written October 08, 2009
"To make a movie about what it feels like to be 9 years old -- that was my simple intention," says Spike Jonze, whose edgy riff on Maurice Sendak's classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are hits theaters on Oct. 16. But don’t let the PG rating fool you. Where most family films are comically zany and full of morals, Wild Things is naturalistic, dramatic, and raw. Jonze -- who clashed with Warner Bros. over the final product -- has directed what's reportedly a $80 million family film about childhood that really isn't for children, leaving its box office prospects »
Written October 18, 2009
great movie for people who have read the book.
Written October 24, 2009
One of the screenwriters, Dave Eggars, became famous years ago for penning the fantastic true story "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". When his parents both died within months of each other of cancer, he was still a child in highschool himself and left to be the 'responsible' caretaker of his little brother. They grew together as brothers, but Dave also spent a lot of time recording real life conversations between them that are as real as it gets. I feel much of the dialogue that came from adapting Maurice Sendak's very simple little book, was pulled from the mouths of babes. And because of its authenticity, they were able to faithfully take a beloved childhood story and bring it to life without sounding contrived or overly cute or filling the blanks with fart jokes for lack of any other ideas. I knew it was a winner when I heard all the other kids in the theater giggling uncontrollably at things I didn't think were THAT funny. But this is a movie for them, and they got it.
Written November 03, 2009
Where the wild things are was just plain fun, if you're going to go see it make sure you have an open mind and let you imagination run as wild as Max's