Where The Wild Things Are is a very interesting achievement which will go down as one of the most intriguing and original children’s adaptations in recent memory.
The movie’s messages are more complex than in many other films about/targeted at children. The positive messages include Max helping the Wild Things (for a while anyway) solve some of their problems, come together as a tribe, act more inclusively toward KW’s …
Where the Wild Things Are may not be a great film for children (or, at least, most children). But it is something rarer still: a great, and unsparing, film about childhood.
Oct 14, 2009 · «Where the Wild Things Are» reflects so much of a plucky little kid: the flirting up of anger at a parent, the defiant escape into fantasy, the tough talk in a tight situation, the exuberance and then the fundamental need to return home and be loved and reassured.
The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as The film tells the story of Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy who feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. Max lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions.
My guess is that it would look like this film, Spike Jonze’s subdued, deadpan and even slightly depressive account of Maurice Sendak’s much-loved 1963 picturebook classic Where the Wild Things Are.
These come through in such books as 1981’s Outside Over There, 1970’s In the Night Kitchen, and, in the case of this review, 1963’s Where the Wild Things Are. The funny thing about the latter is that this book is only 9 sentences long! That’s a short book, even by children’s standards, despite the story being told more with pictures than words.
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The book, Where The Wild Things Are has been serving the needs of children and adults/parents for decades. Using anger, frustration, kid vs adult worlds and all the associated psychological trappings, it explores and maps out valuable territory for how to be a human being.
Oct 16, 2009 · Watch video · Where the Wild Things Are, one of the most beloved children’s books, comes to the big screen in one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Spike Jonze, the man responsible for Being John Malcovich, Adaptation, and several Beastie Boys music videos including «Sabotage», brings the tale to life.
Mar 02, 2010 · Where the Wild Things Are Parent Guide If you love the book, it might be enough. But shelling out money to watch these Wild Things engage in a rowdy rumpus while Max bosses them around left me howling over my depleted entertainment budget.
Oct 16, 2009 · The wild things in the movie have been designed and directed toward a distinctly older age group than the book’s original audience. If monsters give you the willies, beware! WHERE THE WILD
The island that Max lands on can be a scary and dark place, and the Wild Things themselves aren’t above threatening (repeatedly) to eat Max, as well as becoming hot-headed and destructive (and when a Wild Thing gets destructive, it can be quite intense).